In the Press

No stranger to the fast-paced entrepreneurial world, former contestant on BBC’s The Apprentice and roving happiness reporter for BBC Radio Manchester, Jade English, has pledged her support to the fundraising drive for Worker Bee MCR.
A self-confessed latte-lover, she joined the Worker Bee team at the recently opened Social 7 at MediaCityUK to taste the exciting new range of teas and coffees that are giving back to the people of Manchester with every cup. Click here to read more...

 

Roger McBride, the founder and managing director of Didsbury-based RCoffee, has launched a £23K crowdfunding campaign to help launch a new tea and coffee brand; Worker Bee MCR. Click here to read more...

 

“We are committed to supporting local businesses and community initiatives, and Worker Bee MCR allows us to do just that on an on-going daily basis. We will be actively encouraging customers to choose independent businesses instead of frequenting the national retail chains, and at the end of every month, we will be donating significant sums to We Love MCR and Forever Manchester.” Click here to read more... 

 

 

Laura Baynham-Hughes from the Lord Mayor of Manchester's Charity - We Love MCR comments: “The launch of Worker Bee MCR is very exciting and we are thrilled they have chosen to support the We Love MCR Charity. The concept of the brand is really unique and as a charity that supports Manchester communities we are delighted to be involved in this new product which Manchester can be really proud of.” Click here to read more...

 

McBride said: "We want Worker Bee MCR to be the best tea and coffee in Manchester. Over the last 12 months we have created a collection of bespoke tea and coffee blends, all premium products that will appeal to our discerning customers. Click here to read more...

“We are committed to supporting local businesses and community initiatives, and Worker Bee MCR allows us to do just that on an on-going daily basis. We will be actively encouraging customers to choose independent businesses instead of frequenting the national retail chains, and at the end of every month, we will be donating significant sums to We Love MCR and Forever Manchester.” Click here to read more...

 

For every pledge made to the crowdfunding campaign, Worker Bee MCR is offering a range of incentives, from branded merchandise to tea and coffee supplies. Click here ti read more...

 

The aim is for Worker Bee MCR products to be stocked and served in select cafes, bars, restaurants and offices across Manchester, with the creation of a 100 Club. A 10% donation from all wholesale tea and coffee sales will be given to two Manchester-based charities both focused on supporting community projects and helping the city’s homeless; We Love MCR and Forever Manchester. Click here to read more...

  

Project manager for the Worker Bee MCR project, Georgia Farrugia, told Coffee Business World: “We will be selling premium products and will be offering coffee shops and cafes training to help them sell better quality coffee and tea, but also to help them improve on every element of the serve, including customer service.” Click here to read more... 

 

The vision behind the Worker Bee MCR brand is clear; to raise the standards in tea and coffee both in terms of quality and experience, to give something back to the city of Manchester, and to encourage customers to buy locally produced products, plus get retailers to stock and use more local goods and services. Click here to read more...

 

 

“As a Manchester girl, it’s great to see local businesses doing their bit to help address some of the issues that we face in our community, and the Worker Bee vision for an everyday product that gives back to charity is a fantastic concept. The teas and coffees also smell and taste amazing so there’s hopefully no reason for local coffee shops and restaurants not to get on board.” Click here to read more...

 

“We are carefully considering each and every venue and will be offering expert barista training to all coffee shops and cafes to help them sell better quality tea and coffee, and improve on every element of the serve, including customer service.” Click here to read more... 


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