Bob & Berts expansion plans are paying dividends!

11th September 2019

By richard


Bob & Berts Expansion Plans

Over the past couple of years, our team at Harrison have been working with Colin McClean and David Ferguson on developing a scaleable cafe brand. Our recent development in Portstewart has resulted in sales that have exceeded the founders’ budget expectations.

Founded in Portstewart by Colin McClean, his father Arnold and brother-in-law David Ferguson, Bob & Berts has 16 coffee shops across Northern Ireland, including; Coleraine, Stranmillis, Lisburn, Omagh, Dungannon and the recent, newly located sites in Portrush and Portstewart. The company’s continued growth strategy has resulted in expansion into Scotland and a future push into the North of England.

Bob & Berts philosophy is underpinned by doing things the right way; thinking local, prioritising people before profit, taking great pride in our work and, most of all, putting proper coffee in your cups and great grub on your plate …. your way.

The original designs were created intuitively by the founders and naturally evolved into very fun and charming spaces with bags of positive energy.  Bob & Berts intentionally avoid the on-trend design look, and as such, attract a guest that wishes to avoid the unnecessary, themed and overly trite appearance.  Harrisons have been mindful not to disrupt this formula, consciously not over-designing or over-detailing the proposals so it very much remains in the right space in the new local markets they are entering.  The client continues to encourage us to keep the fun levels high and consistently is revaluating the operating model to ensure the wide and extensive product is delivered to a high standard to the customer.

Bob & Berts is THE rendezvous for LOCAL people to escape from the hustle and bustle of life on the go and a local haven for the community.