Gunnedah sisters Kirsty Lawlor, Lisa Davis and Jenna Patterson are going from strength to strength.
The trio behind Kinfolk Student Cafes are forging ahead and have set-up shop at the upgraded Gunnedah Memorial Pool Complex, with plans to establish two more cafes in the new year.
Kinfolk was established in 2017 and already services five schools and pre-schools in Gunnedah, and one school in Armidale.
In 2019, Kinfolk will roll-out its operation at Gunnedah TAFE and Brooke Avenue Public School on the central coast.
“The entire Kinfolk Team are feeling super pumped for what lies ahead,” Lisa Davis said.
“Our expansion into these two new venues plus a third new venue opening at the Gunnedah TAFE in Semester 1, 2019 are achievements we're all so proud of and are so grateful for the opportunity.”
We are more driven than ever to work hard, work smart and to ensure the future of Kinfolk is bright.Lisa Davis, Kinfolk Student Cafes
Brooke Avenue Public School has 550 students and will be the first state primary school the women have taken on.
“We plan to expand our services to other schools and educational campus' across the central coast region in the coming years with Brooke Avenue PS providing a perfect anchor for future growth,” Mrs Davis said.
“A big part of our strategy for long-term success is to make sure we have the best team possible at each site.
“We select our team members from the local area and invest in them through mentoring and time spent with them on the ground.”
Kinfolk received $500 from Gunnedah Shire Council in October to fund the development of promotional materials to further the business’ reach and met with the NSW Small Business Commissioner Robyn Hobbs in November.
“This was an amazing opportunity for us to pitch our concept and to raise awareness about what we do and why we do it to key decision-makers who could really help us grow and succeed,” Mrs Davis said.
“Since returning we have focused on 'firming up our base' to prepare for future expansion.
“We are more driven than ever to work hard, work smart and to ensure the future of Kinfolk is bright.”