At the end of 2018 Capitol become part of the Coffee Service Group UK & Ireland giving us access to 70 years of expertise and knowledge in the coffee industry and opening up access to a wider coffee service portfolio. This February, for the first time, we all travelled over to the UK mainland for our first UK & Ireland group conference giving us an opportunity to come together with our colleagues in Tchibo Coffee International, Matthew Algie and Espresso Warehouse to network, share experiences and develop closer working relationships.
We were thrilled to be joined by second and third generations of the Herz family, founders of Tchibo who shared with us the Herz family principles, highlighting the importance of taking responsibility for the people and environments affected by our actions. The development of sustainable products and solutions was promoted, individualism championed and diversity celebrated. There were also presentations from the group management team and we learned a lot about each other’s businesses leaving us all inspired and motivated by the end of the day.
Capitol will continue to operate as an individual company, with our own unique personality and priorities for serving our customers but we will collaborate with the wider coffee service group, learning from each other, sharing resources and best practice, accessing the best possible range of coffee service products and ultimately we will strive to be the very best coffee service company we can be for our customers.