After all that time, Paul decided he was ready for a change and following a chance finding on the internet, Paul discovered Cafe2U and the franchises they offered.
“I chose a Cafe2U franchise opportunity because I liked the way they came across. They didn’t back down with their answers either as I was keen to ask them a lot of questions! I was shown around a van and was able to contact a current franchise partner to talk over any other queries I had – getting first-hand feedback. The franchise was in my price range as a very affordable option,” explains Paul.
With over 150 franchisees worldwide, Cafe2U is the world’s largest mobile coffee franchise system, delivering fresh espresso coffee and great food to people in non-traditional locations such as workplaces, events and functions. Cafe2U’s mobile coffee service means that Paul has not only had the opportunity to provide hot beverages to customers in business parks or at local events but also at truly non-traditional work locations such as the film sets of popular TV programmes.
Paul has been on hand to serve the crew and cast of popular BBC1 programme ‘Call the Midwife’, which is filmed in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard. The drama’s Christmas special entertained the UK, beating other popular productions like Coronation Street. It is set in London's East End during the 1950s and is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, a newly-qualified midwife. Paul has also provided his fantastic coffee to the cast and crew of ‘Mr Selfridge’, the new ITV1 period drama about the life of Harry Gordon Selfridge and the story of his store.
“It was exciting to meet some of the stars of the shows. It really was a pinch yourself moment. I have really enjoyed my first year. Of course it was my first year, so there has been some hard work involved but now the foundation for my business is laid and I am confident about the future. I am looking forward to a great 2013,” continues Paul.
Cafe2U now operates in nine different countries and has over ten years of operating experience.