18 April 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Ringtons, Algernon Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2YN
This on-site visit will take you on a historical journey with Ringtons’ chairman Nigel Smith, great-grandson of founder Samuel Smith, who joined the business in 1972 as a trainee buyer.
Family business, succession planning, manufacturing, franchising, direct delivery, wholesale, retail, international trade, brand; there’s so much to discuss over a cup of tea (or coffee).
With 19 sales offices across the UK and a custom-built factory in North Tyneside, Ringtons prides itself on the uniquely close relationships its van salespeople have with their 280,000 customers, many of whom have been loyal to the business for decades.
This is your opportunity to hear the Ringtons story at first-hand and, of course, to taste some tea and have a lesson in how to make the perfect cuppa.
EXPLORE how to build a reputation for service and quality excellence.
LEARN the secrets that have helped Ringtons adapt and grow for more than a century.
GAIN an insight into how Ringtons built an ethical and effective supply chain.