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Riverford Organic Case Study
Nick Kington is the latest franchisee to join Riverford’s network of veg box delivery teams. Nick has taken over the Bury St Edmunds area from the previous franchise owner, James Negus.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established30 years
  • Current UK Coverage90%
  • Franchisee Support Staff7
  • Personal Investment Req.£30,000
  • Total Startup Cost£30,000 approx
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
Next Steps

Riverford welcome their latest franchisee

Nick Kington is the latest franchisee to join Riverford’s network of veg box delivery teams, taking over the Bury St Edmunds area from previous franchise owner, James Negus.

Riverford - Nick KingtonNick, a long term customer of Riverford, and his wife Sheila have relocated from Reading to Bury, giving up his career as Marketing Manager for a software company in the process.

Nick said:
"After a 25 year sales and marketing career, I felt the time had come for me to change direction and take on a new challenge. I’d been following Riverford for several years, both as a customer and from a business perspective. Running a Riverford franchise appealed to me as their values appeared to match my own and I felt I had the required skills to manage the franchise successfully.

My enthusiasm for fresh produce, cooking and healthy eating comes from regularly taking on the role of household cook. I get a lot of pleasure from preparing meals for our four children and extended family. I knew I would enjoy running a Riverford business as it would provide me the opportunity to get out and about locally, meet new people, share my love of food and cooking and introduce them to Riverford’s produce. I knew I could use my commercial experience to connect with new customers and maintain a strong relationship with the existing ones."

James Negus had been operating the Bury St Edmunds franchise since 2010. He decided to sell his business but remain in the Riverford family; he is now a Business Development Manager for Riverford, looking after the franchisees in the East.

James explained:
"Nick has hit the veg trail running. Having been a customer for many years, he understands and appreciates the whole Riverford ethos of good food, good farming, and good business. He’s really looking forward spreading the Riverford word around the area and I’ll be there along the way to offer support in my role as his BDM, and also be able to pass on my advice and experience as the previous business owner."

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What Our Franchisees Say

Even during the toughest of times I don’t think I have honestly ever regretted taking on my Riverford Franchise.Jim Harbridge, Portsmouth Home Delivery


Trust in the Riverford Business planning process. It may seem time consuming and complicated at the outset but is based on sound /tried and tested principles. If you follow it’s logic it'll give you a great steer and provide a solid base for achieving success.Hilary Garnham, Somerset West Home Delivery


It feels good to be investing in a company that has such a strong code of ethics and isn’t all about making more money.Jo & Phil Limb, North Devon Home Delivery


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