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British Franchise Association: Top Cafe2U Franchisees Recognised At Network Awards

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The eighth annual national leadership conference of mobile coffee franchise Cafe2U took place recently to give the company’s nationwide network of franchisees the opportunity to catch up with each other and meet new suppliers and service providers. The evening saw the brand’s top franchisees recognised at an awards ceremony. The winners were:

Cafe2U Franchise Partner of the Year
Paul Newman, Cafe2U Rochester (pictured with David Downie, Non-Exec Chairman, Cafe2U, wife Melanie and Tom Acland, Managing Director, Cafe2U)

Cafe2U Barista of the Year (joint winners)
Peter & Kirsty Boyce, Cafe2U Norwich East
Antonio Petrosino, Cafe2U Merton & Croydon South

Cafe2U Supreme Bean of the Year (for best new starter, joint winners)
Alan Fulton, Cafe2U Aberdeen South
Ian Esslemont, Cafe2U Guildford

Paul Newman said: “I was very pleased and surprised to win this year’s Franchise Partner of the Year Award. I don’t think my business would have been nearly so successful without the professional support from the team at Cafe2U head office. I would like to say a special thank you to my franchise development manager, Mustafa Dol, for his ongoing support, honesty and always listening to my concerns and ideas. I’m now looking forward to a long partnership with Cafe2U and a successful 2015.”

Cafe2U managing director Tom Acland, who bought the master franchise having been a Cafe2U customer when he worked in Sydney, said: “We had a fantastic day at this year’s conference and to crown Paul as our Franchise Partner of the Year is testimony to the performance levels he has achieved in his business in the past 12 months. It isn’t possible to become the overall winner unless you consistently manage your Cafe2U business to the highest of standards, contribute to the network, make sure everything is on brand at all times and of course, serve great coffee.

“As Paul has said it doesn’t happen without a great franchise support team from Cafe2U ensuring everything runs well and facilitating his performance. Coffee sales in the UK still have a long way to go, with our recent survey showing a rise in people drinking straight espresso, as our coffee drinking palates become more educated.”

Cafe2U, who saw impressive growth figures in 2014, currently operate over 60 vans across the UK. The vans sell barista made, espresso based coffees, sweet treats and snacks, to people in nontraditional locations across the country including business parks, building sites and events.