Husband and wife franchise team Marc and Carol Griffiths embraced all things vintage this December as they sponsored the 4th Exmouth Velo Vintage bike ride, newly rebranded as the ‘Ringtons Velo Vintage’ in honour of their contribution and participation!
The Ringtons Velo Vintage saw in excess of 100 riders take to the roads in their best 1940’s fancy dress for a journey back in time and culminated in the centre of Exmouth for a grand award ceremony and charity prize draw. Marc and Carol provided refreshments on the day including a variety of vintage Ringtons teas and famous biscuits. Keen to fully immerse themselves in the day, Marc and Carol also sponsored the best dressed military lady and gent award, donated a prize for the raffle and sent all riders home with a Ringtons goody bag; wrapped in vintage brown ration paper of course.
“We’re so thrilled to be such a big part of the Velo Vintage, we really feel like it’s the perfect partnership! Our brands just fit so well together and everyone has commented on how much they love Rintgons, not just the taste of the tea but the brand and its heritage. We’ve definitely got lots of new customers and made some great friends so we couldn’t be happier,” says Carol.
Steeped in a rich heritage and tradition, the event organisers found Ringtons to be the perfect partner for their treasured event. Marc and Carol first became involved in the Velo Vintage in the summer of 2013 and so well received were the products, and Marc and Carol themselves, they were invited back as headline sponsors.
“There’s no denying the quality of the products offered by Marc and Carol to their customers. Everything about Ringtons aligns with us so well; getting them back for a second time was just great for us because our riders really are passionate about all things vintage! That’s not just things like packaging and quality but real values and customer service which Ringtons have by the bucket load!” explains Alistair Cope, Velo Vintage organiser.
Ringtons franchisees deliver first-class products with exceptional service and a personal and friendly touch to over 260,000 UK households. Founded in 1907, the business has lustrous heritage of which it is immensely proud and the core business is still family owned to this day.
“Business is going really well for us and that’s why we’re able to be involved with projects like the Velo Vintage. We recently expanded our business and took on a second territory which Carol now manages so the Ringtons Velo Vintage is something we’re really proud of. It’s great that we’re able to invest in brand awareness exercises like this and I think it’s a testament to how much our hard work is paying off that we were able to contribute as we have,” adds Marc.
Joining Ringtons as a franchisee has never been easier or more attractive. Ringtons are so confident in their franchise model that they are now offering an unprecedented level of financial support for new franchisees. The new fee structure opens the franchise opportunity up to a significantly wider audience with the initial franchise cost being just £5,000. Ringtons will then fund the remaining £10,000 which franchisees can repay through an increased monthly Management Service Fee (MSF) over four years.
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 caddie 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.ringtonsfranchise.co.uk