Appetite Me specialise in creating stunning rural retail and hospitality businesses. All of our services are completely bespoke and tailored specifically to your needs. We can do as much, or as little as you need to help you launch a new rural business, or expand your existing offer.
Where to start
If you have taken the opportunity to browse through our services and some of our previous projects, you should have a good idea of the scope of our work. So what are the first steps? All you need to do is get in touch via phone or email and give us a brief outline of the project, either a specific idea you have in mind, or the property you are looking to develop. We will then arrange a convenient time for us to come and visit you so we can get a feel for the project. This is a free consultation, and we will tell you if we feel that you can benefit from our services.
The most important part of any project is research and planning. from our initial discussions we will be in the best position to advise you what the next steps will be. This may involve planning applications, change of use applications, grant funding advice, and liaising with architects and other planners. It is important that this stage can take time, and good communication will ensure that things move along smoothly. Remember, Appetite Me works to a broad brief, we can work to either research and plan the project and present you with our findings and advice, or we can manage the project in its entirety from beginning to end.
For some, diversifying is a step into the unknown. By definition there will be aspects of the project that you are not experienced in, be these design, branding, hospitality, or staff training. Appetite Me has the experience to manage all of these aspects of a project, leaving you safe in the knowledge that your new business or offer is being handled by experienced professionals. This is your business, and we will do everything to ensure that you have a solid foundation and well trained staff to run it for you.
Making your business stand out
Unlike other consultants, we are able to do more than design and research. Along with years of experience in working with contractors and equipment suppliers we are also able to create and source the highest quality offer for your business. Whether it be local, artisan products for a farm shop, an exciting, fresh menu for a cafe or restaurant, or the vital components needed to run a successful play barn, we will ensure that your business is unique.
Expanding your offer
Appetite Me can also source other businesses that are willing to pay you to operate from your property (concessions). With a vast experience in finding the right businesses to compliment your existing to offer, to ensuring they are run properly, concessions can be an easy way to to generate you a regular dependable income, along with giving potential customers more reasons to visit.
Running a restaurant, cafe, or farm shop may have always been a dream for you, in which case we are more than happy to manage the opening of your exciting new business and handing you the keys. For others however, there may be a learning curve in how best to manage the day to day operations. As part of project managing your project, we will have recruited and trained your staff to the highest degree, and we are also able to helicopter manage your business while you familiarise yourself with the most efficient ways of running it. This will include ensuring customer service is kept to the highest standards, compliance is carried out regularly and properly, and how to ensure you are getting the best possible margins from your business. The idea being that after a few months you can take on the reigns and run your new business with confidence and efficiency.
If you are interested in learning more about how Appetite Me can help you, simply call us on 01284 729 664, or email email@example.com