Thursday, July 25, 2024

Boost for Boston coffee house

A Boston coffee shop based in Church Street has received a Capital Grant from a business support programme funded by Boston Town Deal.

‘The Greenhouse’ is owned and run by Dan Revell-Wiseman and Lee Revell-Wiseman (pictured) and they were one of the first businesses to join ‘The Centre for Food and Fresh Produce Logistics’ which is being delivered by the University of Lincoln and Boston College.

The programme provides benefits tailored to meet the growth and training needs of Boston town businesses and aims to enhance productivity and profitability. Technical projects are supported by the University of Lincoln and employee training provided by Boston College can be paid for by the programme. The Capital Grant option can be utilised to pay towards equipment purchases that will enhance business performance.

The Greenhouse needed to buy some items of kitchen equipment and by joining the programme and taking up the Capital Grant option they have been able to afford the equipment much sooner than would have been possible without the support.

Programme manager, David Thorpe from the University of Lincoln said: “We are pleased that The Greenhouse has been able to benefit from the programme and to purchase new equipment that will help them to enhance efficiency in the kitchen as well as broaden their product range.

“In addition to serving excellent coffee, they also offer some specialist food items such as a range of gourmet toasties, local cakes and superfood lattes. The grant element of the programme can provide 50% of equipment purchase costs up to a maximum of £10,000. The enrolment process is quick and easy and help with this is available.”

Business owner Dan Revell-Wiseman said: “Joining this programme has enabled us to work towards our aspirations to grow the business. We aim to recruit more staff and provide them with Barista training that can be delivered by Boston College and paid for by the programme.”

The Centre for Food and Fresh Produce Logistics is a Boston Town Deal project and Neil Kempster, chair of Boston Town Deal, said: “The Centre for Food and Fresh Produce Logistics is aimed at helping businesses in certain sectors to grow, thrive, and succeed and it is fantastic to see the impact that it is already having.

“The type of support offered through the centre’s programme can be hugely beneficial for businesses and The Greenhouse is a great example of the difference that it can make.”

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