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Bob and Berts continues Scottish expansion with new £300k store

Colin McClean, founder of Bob and Berts and David Ferguson, firector of Bob and Berts.
Gareth McKeown

A NORTHERN Ireland coffee chain has continued its expansion into Scotland, through the opening of a new £300,000 store.

Bob and Berts, which has 16 outlets in the north and employs well over 300 people, has opened its second Scottish store in Dunfermline, creating 30 new jobs.

The growing coffee chain opened in Falkirk last month and will open its third Scottish coffee shop in Kirkcaldy

in the new year.

Bob and Berts director, David Ferguson said the brand is already proving popular in the new market.

"We can't believe how quickly the people of Scotland have taken to Bob and Berts and our Falkirk store has really hit the ground running. We're delighted to be opening our second Scotland store in Dunfermline so the people of the area can experience what we have to offer here in Bob and Berts.”

Last year the coffee shop chain announced it is to open 30 new stores over a four-year period as part of major growth plans across the north, Republic of Ireland and Scotland.

The expansion is being fuelled by £2 million from UK investors BGF (Business Growth Fund) and is set to create up to 600 new full and part-time jobs.

In May the coffee chain opened its first Belfast city centre outlet on Fountain Street following a £200,000 investment.

Bob and Berts was founded in Portstewart in 2013 by Colin McClean, with his brother-in-law David Ferguson joining the business in 2015.

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