By Geraldine Lebourgeois
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In April 2018after seven years in the LotCyril Lapnièce and his partner Mélissa choose Flamanville (Channel) and the Hotel de la Falaise for start their own business in the hotel and catering industry. Originally from the canton, Cyril had “the intimate conviction that the Cotentin sector was one of the most dynamic “.
“We quickly found this opportunity with this establishment where we could give a personal touch. But we had little input and no hindsight in running a business. The banks had to follow… When we put together our file, we contacted EDF, which came to support via Safidi, an equity loan on which no guarantee is requested. We obtained funding of around 20%, 30,000 euros. If it is an amount that we could have insured, this support from EDF was a plus for the banks, it reassured them. This support has also helped to make us known. »
“We are very satisfied”
The activity generated in Flamanville by the central is one of the most positive points for turnover the hotel-restaurant, which completes the existing offer with “something more elaborate and cooked” on the catering side (35 covers).
Soon the hotel will also be renovated. “We are extremely satisfied, with a better start than we imagined. » Customers know that they are going to eat well and be well received in this establishment with a family atmosphere.
“And even if the EPR construction site ends, we realize that with a quality service, we are less likely to be impacted by this drop in activity. We also see that there is significant activity with unit outages, which is a very good sign for when the EPR will come into operation. It is reassuring for us, there will be constant activity despite the post-construction. »
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