A Franchise with a Strong Bond to the Community

Franchisees - Fergal McGovern and Rhona O'Sullivan

Esquires Coffee Houses franchise owners Fergal McGovern and Rhona O'Sullivan have followed up 2009's award-winning success of their Carrick on Shannon outlet by opening 2 more stores. One based in neighbouring Longford and the second based in Airside Retail Park, Swords which just opened in June 2012.

The new Esquires Coffee outlet, which opened in Longford Retail Park's Axis Centre, created 10 new jobs while the latest store in Swords helped to create 15 new jobs. Both stores offer all the products and hallmarks that have made the Esquires' franchise opportunity so successful in Ireland and around the world according to Fergal.

"In addition the new store in Swords boasts a meeting room for up to 20 people and we also have a KidsZone play area where parents can relax and enjoy a soothing cup of coffee while their little ones play to their hearts content" says Rhona.

"At Esquires, our main aim is serving that perfect cup of coffee combined with the freshest locally sourced produce. Relax with the daily papers and our professional service ‘baristas' will take care of the rest," explains Rhona.

The couple's Carrick on Shannon Esquires Coffee outlet was a runner-up in their category at Ireland's largest retail sector awards, the FBD Retail Excellence Ireland Awards in 2009. In 2010 they finished a very creditable 7th and were also awarded a place in Retail Excellence Ireland's Top 50 stores in Ireland.

Commenting on the awards, Fergal and Rhona, who between them have 40 years of business experience, were delighted to have received such recognition from Retail Excellence in both their first two years of operation.

"At Esquires we always strive to provide our customers with excellent customer service, it is and will always be a hallmark of our business," adds Rhona.

The freedom of running their own business under such a renowned name is not the only benefit both Fergal and Rhona have discovered since becoming Esquires franchise owners.

"The ongoing support we have received has been excellent," says Rhona. "The Esquires head office team is very experienced and hands on, they regularly visit us and we know they are always on the other end of a phone."

"We are very happy with the way things have gone for us in our first three years and we would be happy to recommend an Esquires Coffee franchise to anyone interested in getting in to the café business."

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