Franchise Tolgate Coffee

by Margaret Wilson in Rochester, England, United Kingdom

Franchise Tolgate Coffee
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Three years of developing and perfecting the Tolgate Coffee Brand, we are ready to take the Community Coffee Shop/Café model to franchise.

by Margaret Wilson in Rochester, England, United Kingdom

We have developed the business into a Community based outlet, much like the Wetherspoons model of ‘all branches being operated on a standard model, but they all reflect the local character of the area’.  The model is also designed to create an ambiance and environment that is loved by the staff and customers.  We take staff and customer and engagement very seriously, after all, these are the people who support and develop our business.

The mission for our business is to:

 Improve sustainability 





Our focus is on growing our business while delivering positive change in our communities and operating with respect to our environment.

Intended impact

The World Coffee Portal forecasts that the UK coffee shop landscape will undergo a transformation in 2020, called the ‘5th Wave’ with operators who will disrupt the status quo with innovative branding and customer service ideas. Tolgate is one of these operators, infusing and blending the style of a traditional ‘café’, with an upmarket ‘coffee lounge’, and expanding the role, services, and products of retail into education, community, and sustainability.

In today’s world of uncertainty in the job market, owning your own business will give you the opportunity to create your own journey.  With an established brand and model, and with the support of an experienced team alongside you, you will already be off to a flying start.  Owning your own business transforms your life and perception of the world. You can create the environment in which you want to work, be surrounded by the people you want to be surrounded with, and set the bar on what you want to achieve.

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

£150 Meat Pack delivered to your door

Luxury Meat pack (3kg rib beef, 1.2kg premium sausages, 2kg boneless Welsh lamb, 2kg Unsmoked rindless bacon & 2kg chicken fillets) from our supplier who are chefs supplying chefs. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£25 or more

£25 Afternoon Tea for 2 at Tolgate Coffee ME2 4TG

You can treat yourself and a loved one to a luxury afternoon which consists of freshly made sandwiches in white and granary farmhouse bread, several mini sweet treats each, luxury fruit scones with jam and cream and a slice of handmade cake from a large selection in our chilled cake cabinet PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£200 or more

£250 Full day 'Open your own Coffee Shop' course

You will received a one-to-one course that will take you through everything you need to know to start your own coffee shop, and will provide you with financial templates on costing for your business. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£5,000 or more

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£10,000 Franchisee Training and Support Pack

We will provide you with an Extensive Personal Support Package worth £10,000 Licensed use of Tolgate Coffee™ Support in finding your first site and associated feasibility study Two-day intensive owner/manager training The inside story on suppliers and customers Barista training A personalised business plan Launch and post-launch support Financial templates for costing and planning Assist with staff recruitment and training

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