About Laurence Beardmore
Following 20 years in the technology & consulting sector, Laurence fulfilled a long term ambition to set up his own business with wife Philippa. An Independent Artisan micro coffee roastery now in their fourth year of business, Laurence and partner Philippa have seen a fortyfold increase in revenue driven by their commitment to quality of product and service.
After importing green coffee beans from all corners of the coffee growing world to their site in the historic city of York, they roast, blend, grind and pack the coffee, supplying to hotels, restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as providing an internet ordering service for the discerning individual coffee lover. York Coffee Emporium also supplies espresso machines, training, specialty tea, hot chocolate and sundries.
Alongside his immense passion for all things coffee, Laurence manages to take his motorbike for a spin in his limited spare time!
Coffee market trends & tips for success in cafe setup
An overview of current trends in the UK coffee market, identifying the business opportunities and top tips in meeting the expectations of the ever more sophisticated coffee drinker.
How to maximise your business worth from the explosion in cafe culture. This session will include a session updating current coffee knowledge combined with tips on ensuring you are coffee business savvy when setting up