Monkey business launches national franchise

Tea Monkey, Milton Keynes branch.
Tea Monkey, Milton Keynes branch.

A Milton Keynes tea shop business has been turned into a national franchise.

Tea Monkey, in Midsummer Place Shopping Centre, could be cloned around the country if business people find the operation attractive.

A typical full cafe similar to the one in central Milton Keynes will require operators to pay an initial £17,500 licence fee and £5,000 on training. Franchises have proved popular because they mean businesses can be set up using a ready made model.

The Tea Monkey franchise, launched on Twitter before Christmas, will also require spending on a shop fit, a monthly commission and national marketing.

The Tea Monkey store in Central Milton Keynes opened in 2011 and has won a bag of awards since then. The brand was founded by entrepreneur and business consultant Tracey Bovingdon and has another branch in Bath.

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