Cafe2U is the largest provider of mobile coffee in the UK. They deliver fresh espresso coffee, hot chocolate and a range of snacks to non-traditional locations in over 50 franchise territories across the UK. These locations are mainly work places, business parks and industrial estates situated away from the high-street.
Milo Steeden, who will be running the Cambridge East & Newmarket territory, has just returned from his honeymoon with new wife, Laura. Milo previously worked as a Lean Specialist in the pharmaceutical industry which meant he was in charge of quality control and helping people get the best results whilst being efficient with resources. Milo says, “In my new role with Cafe2U, I’m particularly looking forward to the lifestyle change – moving from the traditional corporate style of working, to running my own business with more flexibility. Of course, it will be nice to be my own boss as well.”
Cafe2U provides industry-leading training using the unique Cafe2U Accelerated Launch Programme, which guarantees sales of £250 per day during the first two weeks of operation. This support is ongoing and once Milo and Jon are up and running, Cafe2U vans can also be booked to attend events and functions, ensuring that a fully-contained quality refreshment service is available all day. Event attendance is optional, but can provide great additional profit for franchise partners as well as boosting interest within their territory.
Jon Hinde will now be running the Preston North West territory after working as a Postman for the Royal Mail. He decided to join the Cafe2U franchise because it meant he could be his own boss whilst having the support of a strong network and recognisable brand behind him. He adds that, “The opportunity to have more control over my work-life balance was a huge attraction to the Cafe2U franchise.”
The UK coffee market is strengthening day-by-day with approximately 20 million people buying premium coffee on a regular basis. This brings the UK coffee market to an astounding £782 million total worth, so it is clear to see that Cafe2U and their new franchise partners may have many good returns going forward.