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July 31, 2023

Pauline businesses in focus: Yolk, founded by Nick Philpot (2000-05)

Nick Philpot (2000-05), Founder of Yolk, has shared the message below with the Old Pauline community:

“I’m an Old Pauline (class of 2005), and also the Founder of Yolk – where we serve ‘fine fast food’ & speciality coffee. Our belief is that the UK grab-&-go market is dull and flavourless, and that busy consumers are poorly served – so we set out on a mission to change the game.

We serve simple but exciting food, made fresh in open kitchens; we work with great local suppliers; and we apply Michelin-level techniques to elevate classic dishes. Our guests love what we do, and in a disrupted property market, there is a huge opportunity to expand at pace.

Yolk is now at 5 profitable London sites (with run-rate revenue of c.£4m), and we’ve launched a funding round led by Growthdeck. The round will raise up to £1.75m, which will be used to capture an excellent property pipeline & take us to 10+ sites. The round is eligible for investor EIS tax relief, and is due to complete in mid-August 2023.

If you’d like to learn more, you can contact me (Nick Philpot) via directly.”

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