If you run a hospitality business, you’re used to adapting to change (especially after the last couple of years), so you already know that it’s vital you prepare your restaurant, bar or pub for the winter months ahead. Weather-proofing your business’ outside space now means you’ll be able to maximise your outdoor area come rain or shine, so when the harsh winter weather hits, you can protect your customers, your business, and your profits… Instashade has you covered. Our range of premium parasols and accessories gives you everything you need to keep your business’ outdoor area and atmosphere alive—here are three of our best-selling parasols to help you get your business winter-ready: 1. The Cafe Series Parasol The Café Series Parasol is your traditional market parasol. In the summer it gives you a stylish shade solution, and in the winter it gives your outdoor tables shelter from the elements. You’ll likely already be familiar with these—the supporting pole is right in the centre (just like your typical umbrella), making this the most common style of parasol in the hospitality industry. Your Café Series Parasol Fact Sheet: Manufactured with anodized aluminium, making it strong but super-lightweight Strong, wind-resistant design, water-repellent, and UV-resistant canopy Stainless steel canopy fixings and galvanised steel or concrete ring base Easy-to-use pulley system for effortless opening and closing Movable wheeled base or in-ground fitting Compact storage—folds away neatly in vertical format, with waterproof protective covers available. Available in various sizes and colours, so you can customise your pub garden parasol for your business 2. The Eclipse Parasol If you need to maximise your outdoor space, a cantilever parasol could be the right choice for you—the supporting pole and weighted base is mounted to the side (rather than centrally under the canopy, like the market parasol), giving you the freedom to easily move your tables, chairs, or anything else around underneath it. Instashade offers multiple cantilever parasols, but The Eclipse is our most popular for hospitality industry—it’s hardier, with a thicker frame and tougher joints and mast, giving you maximum strength and durability, and making this a high-performance and heavy-duty option that withstands the winter weather with ease. Your Eclipse Parasol factsheet: Marine-grade anodised aluminium frame Heavy-duty aluminium joints and mast Multiple base options Silent cranking system 10 year no fade canopy warranty 3 year frame warranty 65kmph wind rating Available in four large sizes—3m square canopy, 3.5m square canopy, 4m octagonal canopy, and 4m x 3m rectangle canopy. 3. The Nova Parasol with Heat & Light To really elevate your outdoor space this winter, you need to consider more than just the shelter element of your parasols. Step in the Nova Parasol with Heat and Light… The fully-integrated design gives you heat and light, but with no cables visible, for slick style as well as practicality. The heater comes with either remote or timer switches and is available in five sizes, so you can choose the best fit for your business.Because you can’t afford to lose business because customers choose another more comfortable venue… Install the Nova Parasol with Heat and Light to ensure you keep your customers happy (and attract new ones, too), whatever the weather this winter. Your Nova Parasol with Heat and Light factsheet: IP-rated for all commercial settings 1.5kw UK-manufactured heaters as standard 3kw and 6.kw receiver available depending on quantity of heaters Optional infrared heating Optional remote or timer heating switches Canopies are made of water-repellent and UV-resistant 100% Solution Dyed Premium Acrylic Canvas Available in five sizes and a range of colours (the canopies also come with a 10-year warranty against colour fading) UK-made in anodised silver, with fully marine-grade, corrosion-resistant materials for strength and durability Integrated LED light kit built into mast, with optional colour-change function Multiple parasols can be joined together with gutters Uses a fully telescopic mechanism so that the parasol doesn’t interfere with the furniture underneath Personalise Your Parasol Your business is personal, so you parasols should be, too. Instashade offers a range of canopy colours for you to choose from—or you can use our bespoke colour service to find the exact colour and shade for your brand. We also offer a personalised parasol printing service too, so whether you want to add your logo, slogan, an image, or anything else, our in-house design team will make your umbrella completely unique by printing your design onto the canvas, so your parasol is one of a kind. Instashade’s installation service Installing heavy-duty parasols is a big job, but Instashade also provides a full installation service (or we can provide expert installation guidance for your contractors). And whether your parasols are being installed into decking, a paved patio or a lawn—our experts take care of it all, so you can be confident your business is ready for the winter and Christmas season ahead.