Swindon franchise Triple Two Coffee opens seventh store in Croydon

November 16, 2018

Triple Two Coffee was started by David Hodgetts and Sezan Walker in 2016 as a small kiosk in the Brunel Shopping Centre.

The team opened its sixth franchise in Cirencester only last month and is planning on opening another 52 franchises and 12 kiosks by 2020.

David Hodgetts, co-founder and director of Triple two coffee said: “We want to give everyone a chance to experience why we’re one of the fastest growing food and beverage chains in the UK. It’s obvious that the UK loves the coffee shop experience, but we felt that there was a gap in the market to offer consumers something different and new.

“Triple Two is all about combining the best speciality coffee prepared by our expertly trained Coffee Masters in a welcoming and inviting environment, everything we do is designed to be delivered with excellence”.

Sezan Walker, marketing director and co-founder, said: “We’re very excited to launch our first store in Croydon, after making our start in Swindon our brand has gone from strength to strength. And just in time for Christmas, we are looking forward to sharing our new Winter menu with the people of Croydon”

Triple Two is also committed to the nationwide campaign to cut down on waste therefore, every customer who brings a reusable cup to a Triple Two branch will receive a 25p discount on their purchase. Customers are also offered free coffee with the purchase of a Triple Two KeepCup. David Hodgetts says, “We are committed to constantly looking at ways to reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste from our stores and kiosks”.

Source: Swindon Advertiser

Coffee franchise opens in new location thanks to Council funding and enterprise loans

June 29, 2018

International franchise, Insomnia Coffee is set to officially launch this weekend as a local entrepreneur opens its doors in Coalville, thanks to funding from Enterprise Loans and North West Leicestershire District Council.

The coffee shop, located on New Broadway near the Belvoir Shopping Centre, is the second franchise location for serial entrepreneurs Raj Aggarwal and his wife Sunita with their first Insomnia Coffee opening in Market Harborough more than two years ago.

Commenting on the launch, Aggarwal said: “We are thrilled to be having an official launch as we have been open for a couple of months now but we want to officially celebrate moving into town. We chose Coalville because we think it has a lot of potential – the local council is really investing in the area and we wanted to offer something that people can be proud of.

“Coalville has a rich history and we wanted to reflect that within the coffee house so we have big vinyl of the town’s mining history and artefacts from the local area. We’ve also employed around 12 staff who are from the surrounding area as we really want to keep it local and help regenerate the town.

“This is our second Insomnia Coffee location and thankfully North West Leicestershire District Council and Enterprise Loans both saw our plan and felt that not only are we creating jobs but also creating a beautiful environment of the people of Coalville to enjoy.”

Insomnia Coffee is an international coffee shop franchise which began in Ireland in 1997 and now has more than 150 locations across the UK and Ireland. Franchisee’s have to pay a small royalty fee but the coffee shops are largely run independently.

Enterprise Loans – a responsible loan provider operating across the East and South East Midlands – provided £100,000 in funding which, along with a grant from North West Leicestershire District Council and the couple’s own capital, helped set up the coffee house ready for trading.

Neil Millington, loan fund manager at Enterprise Loans, added: “We were delighted to support Raj and Sunita with their latest venture particularly as their business plan was very solid. They are genuine independent entrepreneurs and offering something different from the standard high street chains.

“Coalville is very well suited for independent shops and cafes so the launch event will certainly help cement their place in the town. I have every faith that Insomnia Coffee will become somewhat of an anchor store, pulling in customers and helping to rejuvenate the rest of the high street.”

Source: Business Leader