The Northern Irish coffee shop chain, Bob & Berts is planning to open 20 sites in Scotland, creating some 400 jobs, as part of a four-year growth strategy
The franchised brand, which currently has 16 sites, is serving up ambitious expansion plans to open a further 30 stores and create 600 full- and part-time jobs over the next four years, with 20 of the shops and 400 of the jobs in Scotland.
This funding is also being used by Bob & Berts for further expansion in Northern Ireland.
Bob & Berts, which also serves fresh hot and cold food, will create around 30 jobs with its first three openings in Scotland.
Bob & Berts was founded by Colin McClean (right). He was joined in the business by his brother-in-law, David Ferguson (left), in 2015.
Mohan Mansigani – a former chief finance officer at Costa Coffee and Casual Dining Group - joined the board of Bob & Berts as non-executive chairman as part of the Business Growth Fund deal.