Esquires Ambleside – Franchisee of the Year Winners!


Every year Esquires Coffee host our own Franchisee of the Year competition, in which franchisees’ who have made their store part of the community, provided excellent customer service and got involved in charity work, are entered to win £1000 in holiday vouchers! This year it was Ambleside who took the crown!


Ambleside embodies everything that Esquires Coffee Houses hopes to stand for, from their endeavours to make the store a hub of the community, their brilliant charity work to their great coffee!

Ambleside have managed to truly immerse themselves into their local community by doing everything from sponsoring local kids football teams, donating money to help fund the local playground project, to working with ‘Nurture Lakeland’ to help care for the environment across the Lake District! They also run coffee workshops, which involve teaching their regulars how they make their coffee!

Ambleside are great charitable ambassadors’ for Esquires and do a lot in terms of raising money and awareness for the causes we support. They host meetings for the local Fair Trade council, for which Simon is chairman of; and have also initiated a ‘pen-pal’ scheme between Coffee Kids and a local school in Ambleside.

They also participate in company programmes such as ‘The Olympics latte art’ competition, which Simon won and have also entered the UKBC. Moreover Ambleside continue to maintain a good average spend and receive great customer feedback, how can you better perfection’ being one of the comments received.

Once again congratulations Joanne and Simon, keep up the good work!