Thrilling tri­fecta for Colum­bus Cafe

Franklin County News - - BUSINESS - BRIAR HUB­BARD

Mitre 10 Mega’s Colum­bus Cafe has come away from the na­tional Colum­bus Cof­fee Awards with three ti­tles.

Man­ager Monique Porter said while she se­cretly hoped for a win, to be awarded a tri­fecta was a huge thrill. The Pukekohe cafe landed the Giv­ing Back award, Brand En­gage­ment, and Store Man­ager of the Year.

‘‘It’s great, it’s ab­so­lutely amaz­ing, I’m a bit gob­s­macked with how much we took away.’’

It’s the third con­sec­u­tive year the franchise has won the Giv­ing Back award, by staff rolling up their sleeves and get­ting in­volved within the com­mu­nity.

‘‘It’s about be­ing able to help the pub­lic as much as they help us,’’ Porter said.

Win­ning the ac­co­lades was a re­sult of pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion.

‘‘(It’s been) a lot of hard work, sup­port­ing the whole Colum­bus brand and lis­ten­ing to what cus­tomers want - I take on a lot of what cus­tomers and staff want.’’

She said af­ter nearly five years in busi­ness it was fan­tas­tic to know they were grow­ing bigger and bet­ter.

‘‘It (the awards) gives you that mo­ti­va­tion to carry on and it’s that boost that what you are do­ing is on the right track and it boosts staff morale.’’

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Mitre 10 Mega’s Colum­bus Cafe man­ager Monique Porter was thrilled with their win­nings.

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