Inspiring the next generation in an uncertain future
Phil Benson, co-founder Xing Health Ltd
Phil Co-Founded Xing Smoothies in 2006 after been inspired by the smoothie bars stateside after studying in the USA as part of his Hull University business degree. On graduating Phil bought a mobile unit and started trading around Hull city centre before setting up their first smoothie bar at Hull University.
The company has now expanded incorporating 3 areas of the business.
•High-street ‘feel good food’ restaurant/bar which serves natural, healthy fast-food in York City centre on the historic shambles.
•Events – serving speciality fruit based alcoholic cocktails and drinks. Winning a contract in 2011 they sell cocktails at the North’s major race courses and are looking to expand this throughout the country. They also provide refreshments for corporate events and private parties including organisations such as BMW and the NHS.
•Education-Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs through talks, enterprise days and setting up real businesses in schools. Pupils/students run a ‘real’ profit making Xing smoothie bar franchise in schools and colleges. This is successfully been run by many pupils and students in schools and colleges across the country.