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Interview with a franchisee: Trevor Fleming

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

If you’re interested in running your own small business, a franchised model can be a good way to go. Your passions might have helped you choose an industry, and if yours is coffee you might have looked at shops, coffee vans for sale as well as vans to lease. Going into a new business alone can be tough, as support will be limited and it’s down to you to build your own brand. You won’t need to look for coffee vans for sale as Cafe2U provide their franchisees with a state of the art Mercedes-Benz Vito van fully equipped with everything you need to get started. Combined with our training scheme, it will take just four weeks for you to be ready to run your new franchise solo.

Our training involves perfecting Cafe2U’s signature drinks, as well as undertaking a course in mobile catering hygiene, and picking up some business basics. You don’t need to have any prior industry knowledge, so it can be perfect if you’re looking for a career change. Another benefit is how fast you can begin to turn a profit; our acceleration package will guarantee you an income for your first two weeks of business. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll have all the skills you need to run your own successful mobile coffee van.

Cafe2U prides itself on building excellent relationships with its franchisees. We start this early on in the process by getting to know each franchisee as an individual. We like to check back in with our new starters after they have completed their training to find out how they’re getting on.

Trevor Fleming started running Cafe2U in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland in January of this year, and since then he’s taken to the system like a duck to water. We caught up with him to ask him a few questions about how he’s getting on, and why he picked Cafe2U.

What do you love about being on the Cafe2U team?

Support in the early stages of your business are so important. Lots of companies promise it but few will actually provide. Cafe2U goes above and beyond to provide everything you need.  

What did you do before Cafe2U?

I’ve worked in audiology, self-drive hire, and commercial insurance. I suppose that my main experience has been in people and service.

What's your favourite Cafe2U moment?

I loved my first day of training and getting started on this new adventure. 

What's your favourite Cafe2U drink?

Americano with hot milk. It’s just what you need on those cold mornings!

What do you do to be involved in your local community?

I attend lots of local events and fundraisers.

What is your motto?

The situation doesn't change, only how we see it through our eyes. I always try and put a positive spin on things by asking 'where's the good in this?’

Who or what are you most inspired by?

Had to get golf in here somewhere!!  Nick Faldo has always been an inspiration. He constantly tries to improve through hard work and the determination to succeed.

If you’re looking for coffee vans for sale or coffee franchise opportunities, why not combine the two by becoming part of our tried and tested franchise model. We offer all the support you need, and treat our franchisees as individuals.

Our training programme has been perfected, and you can expect the following training and support during your initial four week acceleration package.

One week of classroom training, incorporating:

  • Professional barista training

  • Safe food handling (HACCP Certification)

  • Food management systems

  • Franchise Partner training manuals

  • Business operations manuals

  • Business development manual

  • Launch promotional pack

  • Business management training

One week where the Franchise Partner works in their new territory under the supervision of the Franchise Development Manager.

Two weeks working closely alongside the Franchise Development Manager to fast track the development of the business.

As an added incentive, our Franchise Partner Revenue Guarantee ensures that you’ll take home £250 per day.

For more information, please feel free to contact us, and you can soon be on the road to business success.

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