Case Study

1 million Cornwall cups of tea drank every year on Great Western Railway

October 2017
  • Cornwall based Tregothnan Tea company supply 1 million tea bags a year to Great Western Railway
  • The rail partnership has helped Tregothnan Tea achieve 60% business growth in 2015
  • Cornwall’s overnight connection to London has helped the business to succeed.

Based in Cornwall, Tregothnan Tea is the only tea producer in England. The company supplies over 1 million tea bags to Great Western Railway every year. The railway’s thirst for tea has enabled Tregothnan Tea to hire six new staff and will contributed to 60% business growth in 2015.

Managing director, Jonathan Jones, is thrilled about the successful partnership with Great Western Railway to take the company’s tea on board.

“Great Western Railway for us is a great launch pad. We're going to take on the world by train.”

“[the train is] a fantastic environment where people have time to enjoy your product. They can think about it, they can watch the British countryside roll by and they can indulge themselves and get right into your brand.”

Very few businesses can say their international headquarters are based in Cornwall but with an overnight train to London only twenty minutes from the company’s site, Tregothnan Tea directors feel they‘re well connected.

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