Coffee Blue is delighted to announce the launch of our new franchise in Neath, South Wales.
Franchisee, Emma Shepherd, will be delivering delicious fresh coffees – along with a wide range of hot and cold snacks – throughout the local area from the back of one of Coffee Blue’s state-of-the-art converted vehicles.
Emma is thrilled to be joining the team, and can not wait to get started.
“I’ve always wanted to go into hospitality. I’ve just moved back to Neath from London after leaving the retail industry. I love coffee, so it was a natural move.
“When I came across Coffee Blue and met everyone, I made up my mind straight away.
“I feel very confident going out now that I know what I need to do and what I’m going to deliver to my customers.”
Having just completed her training while living in London, Emma is raring to go. She explained that despite living in another hundreds of miles away, the guys at Coffee Blue were extremely accommodating.
“The guys have been fantastic. Most people who were doing the training were readily available, whereas I was doing mine alongside working my notice in my old job in London.
“As you can imagine, there was a lot of travelling back and forth, but Coffee Blue were very flexible.
“The support here is fantastic. Even though it’s a big leap becoming your own boss, it doesn’t seem as big because of the support around you.”
Coffee Blue was founded in 2017 as an offspring from Vantastec ltd, a specialist automobile conversion company based in Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly.
Alongside Wimbledon, the company also has franchises operating in areas across the UK, including Harrogate, Swindon, Caerphilly and Wimbledon.
Coffee Blue allows budding entrepreneurs and coffee lovers an easy path into becoming their own boss. Through the expertise of a team with years of industry experience, franchisers are given a strong, flexible support network to suit their needs.
Directors, Gareth Edwards and Colin Smith, said the company was founded to help make it easier for people to start their own business without being thrown in at the deep end.
“We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming on board such an enthusiastic and determined worker as Emma.
“She’s shown all the signs throughout her training that she can be successful and the sky is truly the limit for her.
“We at Coffee Blue are determined to help those looking for a new career path, or may be interested in becoming their own boss through the art of coffee.
“We have no doubts that Emma will be a great addition to the area, and we’re excited to see what the future holds for her here.”
Along with the rest of Coffee Blue’s franchisers, Emma will also be taking bookings for public and private events.
Coffee Blue vans can be found at weddings, festivals, outside offices, train stations and more.