“Back to the streets, where it all began.”
Once upon a time, there were 2 neighbours, Alistair and Nick. They met on their street after school on blistering summer nights and chilling winter weekends all year round to imagine and play.
Kerb ball, wallie, den building, tig and tag, blockie, stuck in the mud, hide and seek, adventure hunts – creative, fun, energetic.
Time flew past and off they went to University, to work, moved houses and moved countries. The street became quiet. Alistair and Nick’s imagination and drive for fun didn’t end with age and they wanted to continue the joy of the street. Years passed stuck in their busy lives and they met again, reminiscing about the street as they walked back down its cracked pavements. There were new families and new children out playing – but it was different. They didn’t have any balls, they weren’t running or laughing – they were perched on the once kerb ball score line on their mobile phones. It’s a new world they’ve found, times change, imagination can be captured in a single handheld device.
Alistair and Nick weren’t concerned but excited, could they use this new childhood life style to bring imagination back into the streets? To connect old and new friends anywhere in the world? To live the childhood memories of the street play they once did?
They could, they created Picnic.
We have been the best of buddies since we can both remember. We’re also both quite surprised we’re still the best of buddies based off our completely different interests. But we are both entrepreneurial, have both operated businesses and both work very well together. Our team consists of a great mix of people. Some of whom we’ve known over the years. The best way to create great things everyday is with great people who have a passion for what they do. We have a great team! 😀