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Ringing endorsement as former employee opens second territory

Published on: May 17, 2013

Former Ringtons employee Marc Griffiths is expanding his Exeter franchise with the opening of a second territory this month. As part of the expansion, Marc is welcoming his wife Carol into the business; a cause for double the celebration as Carol also becomes Ringtons first female franchisee.

Having worked for Ringtons since he was 16 years old, Marc was introduced to the idea of franchising by his assistant manager at the time. He purchased his Exeter franchise in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since.

“When the opportunity arose for me to purchase a franchise I jumped at it. I wouldn’t have chosen anything else; I didn’t even consider any other franchises. Carol has always supported me with the business, it just made great sense for her to come on board as a franchisee as well to enable us to grow the business through a second territory,” explains Marc.

“I’m excited to have officially joined the Ringtons team, I’ve always been involved helping Marc but the opportunity to develop the business by me taking on a second territory was just too good to miss. We already know support from head office is great but even so, Chris and the whole team have pulled out the stops to make sure we have a successful launch. I’m quite surprised that I’m the first female franchisee but I’m sure there’ll be more of us before long!” adds Carol.

And the plans for expansion don’t stop with territory number two; Marc and Carol plan to continue to develop and grow their franchise throughout the South West.

On average, over 165 million cups of tea and 70 million cups of coffee are consumed every day in the UK. This equates to 66% of the population drinking at least one cup of tea per day (UK Tea Council).

“I’ve just spent the week out and about on the van with Carol helping her launch her new rounds and we’ve had some brilliant days already. The canvassing team did a great job prior to the new territory going live and the orders have been pouring in!” says Chris Clarke, National Franchise Manager.

Ringtons, a mobile tea and coffee business, doesn’t just deliver first-class products with exceptional service, it’s now one of the most exciting new business opportunities available! Founded in 1907, the business has a rich heritage of which it is immensely proud and the core business is still family owned to this day. Ringtons is expanding with unique customer-ready franchises in Dorset and Hampshire.

As part of the fully comprehensive training and launch package, new franchisees are guaranteed a minimum of 1,800 new customer orders from day one. The package also includes an exclusive territory, in-depth training programme, £3k of stock, a 3-month deposit on a VW caddy van plus all the equipment needed to successfully launch and run the business.

You can find out more about the Ringtons franchise by calling Chris Clarke on 0845 671 1907 or visiting www.ringtons.co.uk/franchise