Chris Kamin – Really Awesome Coffee Bridgwater
On his third attempt, Chris finally retired from his role of 30 years as a head teacher. “This was made easier with the lure of a shiny new toy – a Really Awesome Coffee Mobile Cafe!” he said.
Here he tells us more on how it has been going since he launched his Really Awesome Coffee van in Bridgwater.
Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you were doing prior to becoming a Really Awesome Franchisee?
In education for 30 years as a teacher, Headteacher. Moved to Somerset from London, married Jools – have two daughters (at University and Year 10)
Why did you decide to run your own business and why Really Awesome Coffee specifically?
My wife Jools and I toyed with the idea of a Coffee/Tea shop many years ago but the onset of major Coffee chains put us off. Bizarrely, Jools was sat in a Costa and saw a van outside, she called me and we started our Franchise story from there!
Tell us a bit about your training at Head Office and your business launch.
Training was fantastic – learning is in my nature and this was all new. We felt like part of a larger family and was made very welcome. Very nervous during the launch but good support has allowed me to grow in confidence.
Customers love the idea, love the coffee and generally look forward to a visit.
How have you found the ongoing training and support?
Everyone has been brilliant and always at the end of a phone.
What is the most invaluable piece of advice you could give someone looking to invest in their first franchise?
Don’t just do something, find what you want to do then go for it!
If you would like to find out more about franchising with Really Awesome Coffee and enquire about our exciting franchise opportunity, call us on 0800 043 0271, send an email to email@example.com or book onto one of our upcoming Virtual Discovery Presentations here.