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The CopyCat Party Company Story

This year we celebrate our 14th birthday and we couldn’t be prouder of our team! Take a look at our story here…

The beginning…

Entertainment and events were always a huge factor in owner Lauras life. Performing since the age of 10 in venues around the country – Laura was always working on events to raise money for charity. By the age of 16 Laura had helped raise over £20,000 for different charities in her local town. In education she went on to studied theatre which led her to work as a stage manager. This work led to contracts with companies such as Butlins and The Welsh National Opera.
This hugely influenced Laura and was to provide great inspiration for future events when building The CopyCat Party Company.

In 2011 Laura moved back to her hometown of Barnsley to be with family. With a little time on her hands her entrepreneurial spirit came into play! A small idea she’d had years previous seemed interesting again and from this came ‘CopyCat Costumes’. A party supplies and fancy dress business.

A New Chapter Begins…

In 2013 – A customer asked if Laura could wear a fancy dress princess dress to surprise her little one at a party. Never one to say no to a challenge, the princess visit went ahead. From one booking many more followed and from this point the party services grew. DJ’s and face painters were added to the mix making CopyCat a fully fledged party and events business.

Skip to 2017 and the decision was made to close the fancy dress side of the business closed down in order to put all focus into ‘The CopyCat Party Company’. By this time the party team had grown to 30 and business was booming.

In 2019 we experienced our most successful year we’d had up to that stage and continued working on new events, concepts and new style parties to make sure the business stayed fresh and exciting for our followers. We built great relationships with clients such as Cannon Hall Farm and helped provide some fantastic experiences for families around the country.
We added a great local team for our parties showcasing fantastic local talent. We also worked with our national team which work with our national corporate clients around the country.

Coronavirus Hits…

In 2020 our business saw it’s biggest challenge yet with the emergence of COVID-19. Bookings were postponed, uncertainty loomed and the future for entertainment was looking grim. Our wonderful team however continued to offer some fantastic services including Zoom Parties, Virtual Character Calls and recently completed socially distant elf visits and Zoom Calls with Santa!

Kick starting again!

Once restrictions were lifted in 2021 we faced a new challenge of building our team back up and heading back to parties and events. It’s been our biggest challenge yet as we’ve been hit by COVID-19 challenges still amongst team and customers. We have persevered to create a team that is stronger than ever!

Expanding further…

In 2023 we worked to launch CopyCat Productions Ltd. This company took over the events and corporate events so that CopyCat Party Company could focus solely on family entertainment for parties. We regularly work alongside our sister company and we’d love you to check them out!

Now in 2024, our team are heading to a larger 1100sq ft unit in Barnsley, South Yorkshire to help expand our lovely business! This will be the central hub to keep our equipment and supplies and have a focused area for our admin team. We are so proud that our business helps provide work for over 20 people in the local area and will always continue to provide opportunities for local team to showcase their talents.

We’ve had some amazing support in our 14 years and can’t wait to see what the future holds. We’re always looking at how to build on our services and you can find our current business status over on the ‘About Us‘ page!
Thank you for taking the time to reading our little story!

the copycat party company staff

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