Next generation of Ringtons customers

by | Aug 7, 2014 | Clients in the Media, News

Helping out in their communities is just one of the ways that Ringtons ensure that the brand is well-known in their local area. Students St Thomas MoreRingtons in Newcastle is no exception having recently partnered with a group of business students to assist them in setting up their own coffee bar!

Ringtons, a mobile tea and coffee business, doesn’t just deliver first-class products with exceptional service, it’s now one of the most exciting business opportunities available! Founded in 1907, the business has a rich heritage of which it is immensely proud and the core business is still family owned to this day.

Ringtons teamed up with a group of business students from St Thomas More School in Blaydon who have researched and developed their own idea to open a coffee bar in their school. Located in the sixth form common room, the coffee bar caters for over 600 students and is manned by the older pupils at the school. The bar has proven to be a massive success and students and teachers have flocked to buy the wide selection of barista quality coffees, smoothies, frappes and lattes being served up to them by their fellow pupils.

The project involved the students agreeing a budget, meeting with various suppliers, writing up their findings and developing a business plan to support the coffee bar on a long-term basis. The research culminated in a student-led presentation to their board of governors outlining their research and naming a recommended supplier.

“We were incredibly impressed by the knowledge and professionalism shown by the sixth form students at St Thomas More School. As part of their research, we invited the students and their teacher, Fiona Shaw, into Ringtons in Newcastle to meet with us, taste a variety of teas and coffees, and have a go on some of the espresso equipment we have in our training suite,” explains Steven Drysdale, Head of Ringtons’ Beverages.

“It’s great to see such promising students taking on a practical project like this and it has given them a real insight into the process of researching and appointing a supplier and, of course, how to make a great coffee!”

By taking part in these kinds of ventures, Ringtons set themselves apart from the competition in their chosen territories and ensure that the brand is well known, helping them to generate more business on their daily rounds. Ringtons franchisees deliver first-class products with exceptional service and a personal and friendly touch to over 260,000 households in the UK.

“The students really enjoyed the on-site visits to Ringtons and we were really excited after the hands-on training they received during the tour and on our own espresso equipment when it was installed in our new coffee bar. The students love coming up with new coffee concoctions using their new found barista skills and even the staff are queuing up to see what’s on the menu each day,” adds Richard Bell, Chief Manager at St Thomas More School.

Joining Ringtons as a franchisee has never been easier or more attractive. Ringtons are so confident in their franchise model that they are now offering an unprecedented level of financial support for new franchisees. The new fee structure opens the franchise opportunity up to a significantly wider audience with the initial franchise cost being just £5,000. Ringtons will then fund the remaining £10,000 which franchisees can repay through an increased monthly management services fee over four years.

As part of the fully comprehensive training and launch package, new franchisees are guaranteed a minimum of 1,800 new customer orders from day one. The package also includes an exclusive territory, in-depth training programme, £3k of stock, a 3-month deposit on a VW caddie van plus all the equipment needed to successfully launch and run the business.

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