The Paul Stone Group Of Companies:
It all started with a Spar…
The Stone family opened their first Spar convenience store back in 1973 and from this humble beginning evolved the Paul Stone Group of Companies we know today.
Originally hailing from Yorkshire Paul has been operating from the Manchester base since he fell for the charms of the city whilst studying management science in 1987.
Since those early days back in the late 80’s Paul has worked tirelessly to developed a hugely successful group of companies. He is a member of the Northern Guild Committee and sits on ‘The Independent Board of the ACS’ (Association of Convenience Stores).
The group not only includes his convenience store empire but also includes a small chain of upmarket Coffee shops, a city centre property portfolio as well numerous other business ventures with Paul Stone Enterprises.
From strength to strength…
The Stone Spar chain of Convenience stores is of particular interest to Paul. The chain of 5 city centre stores each see around 7,000 customers per day and symbolises the success Paul has had over the last 20 years. So much so that he is currently in the process of opening a sixth store, in Marple, Manchester
A quick facelift!
Back in 2011 the Oxford Rd store received a facelift costing around £250,000 and now boasts wider, spacious aisles and modern signage. The store’s comptemporary feel is particularly apt for its youthful customer base, many of whom are students.This is something Paul has identified and has tapped into, ensuring to maximise the stores opportunites by meeting the needs of the local community.
Oxford Rd is just one of Paul’s 5 extremely busy Spar stores the others are located at City Tower, Picadilly, St.Mary’s Gate and Princess Street.
The latest arrival to the Stone Spar family…SPAR marple
February 2016 will see the arrival of the latest member of the family…SPAR Marple.
Anyone for coffee?
Cheeky Coffee Co. is another venture which has seen an investment in excess of £250,000. The first shop on Hulme Street, in the centre of manchester, opened its doors in September 2012. It’s still early days for the newly created chain of coffee shops but the figures are looking great. So much so plans are being made for further shops to open and possibly a nationwide franchising package. Look out Starbucks, Cheeky Coffee is the new kid on the block!
For further information check out the official Cheeky Coffee Co website: www.cheekycoffeeco.co.uk