RBS Cambridge stars in Coffee Nation book


RBS woke up one day and smelt the coffee - Coffee Nation coffee that is.

Martyn Dawes has written a history of his time starting, building and selling Coffee Nation to Whitbread.  The amusing title is “Wake up and sell the coffee”.

After a presentation at Deloitte in Cambridge, RBS was appointed as bankers early on and Paul Marks was able to put a portfolio of funding together comprising invoice finance, asset finance and loans aimed at fuelling the growth Martyn worked so hard to achieve.

The book is a great read for any aspiring entrepreneur, with the pain and stess all too evident alongside the pleasure that Martyn got from the hard-earned success.


Paul Marks, Relationship Director, RBS Corporate

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The Royal Bank of Scotland is a major financial services group providing a range of retail and corporate banking, financial markets, consumer finance, insurance, and wealth management services. Locally RBS has a strong presence in the technology sector.

Royal Bank of Scotland (Future Williams & Glyn team)