PRESS RELEASE: Appointment of COO announcement

We're thrilled to announce that Paul Turner has joined Scoffs Group UK, the UK’s largest Costa Coffee Individual Franchise Partner, on the 1st of July 2022 in the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer. Paul will be instrumental in Scoffs Group’s next phase of accelerated and exciting growth plans. Paul comes with a wealth of experience, working with large blue-chip retail and QSR businesses culminating in the support and leadership of more than 350 Costa Coffee stores and a headcount of over 4,000 employees.

Paul said, "I am delighted to be joining Scoffs at such an exciting time of growth. Over the next few weeks and months, I will be working closely with the teams, listening to all thoughts and ideas and getting to know everyone across the business”.

As COO, Paul will oversee our daily business and departmental operations. Paul will be driving operational excellence, enhancing and developing internal procedures and recruiting further high-level talent into Scoffs Group’s Leadership Team.

Antony Tagliamonti, CEO of Scoff Group, commented, "We are very excited to have Paul come on board as our COO. Paul has a wealth of leadership experience in Costa and is a well-respected high calibre individual within the industry. He is known for his ability to lead high-level strategic projects and deliver first-class operational standards. Scoffs Group is moving into an exciting new phase as we continue to expand aggressively as a multi-unit franchise business, and so Paul’s timing couldn’t be better for us.”

PRESS RELEASE: Miss Millie's and Scoffs Group announce partnership

Scoffs Group and Miss Millie’s are pleased to announce they have entered into a franchise partnership agreement.

The ten-store deal within Southampton and the South East region marks a new phase for both companies. For Scoffs Group, it signals the company’s transition from a single to a multi-brand franchise. For Miss Milie’s, it launches the brand’s expansion into a new geographical region. 

Scoffs Group CEO, Antony Tagliamonti, commented: “We are excited to become part of the Miss Millie’s family and join them on this exciting journey to grow Miss Millie’s presence in new markets. Scoffs Group had developed significant expertise and knowledge of the local communities in the South East. We’re confident that this partnership will accelerate growth for both companies by leveraging our respective strengths.”  

Miss Millie’s has been serving fried chicken to customers in the southwest and Wales since 1988. It was family-owned and run until it was taken under new management in 2019.

Scoffs Group was formed in 2012 and is now the largest franchise partner of Costa Coffee in the UK, now operating 101 Costa Coffee stores nationwide. 

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PRESS RELEASE: Scoffs Group grows its portfolio of Costa Coffee stores to 101 with the purchase of corporate stores in the Cornwall region

We are delighted to announce the news that we have acquired nine additional Costa Coffee stores, welcoming them into our Scoffs family. The nine stores were previously owned and operated by Costa (as “equity” stores). The nine stores, all located in Cornwall, mean we now own and operate a grand total of 101 Costa Coffee stores, cementing our position as Costa’s largest UK franchisee.

All existing equity Costa team members have been welcomed into Scoffs and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such talented and passionate baristas.

We’re honoured to have been able to purchase existing corporate Costa stores. The acquisition sees us expand our geographical reach into Cornwall for the first time and we’re confident that our knowledge of the local communities served by our store teams will help us deliver the exceptional Costa Coffee experience that our customers know and love. We have imminent plans to grow the Costa brand in the Cornwall area and we look forward to welcoming you into the stores soon!

NCFE awards Yuzu Training Centre of The Year award

Our Centre of the Year category in our Aspiration Awards recognises a centre that has gone over and above to help its learners. This year’s winner is Yuzu Training, a training provider based in Southampton who impressed the judges with how they have supported their learners with their range of unique apprenticeships and short courses.

Key partnerships

Yuzu Training were recently praised by Ofsted for their significant progress since the pandemic, continuing to provide exceptional opportunities for their learners. A key client of theirs is the Scoff’s Franchise of Costa Coffee, comprising 95 stores. Their partnership began in 2014 and since then Yuzu Training has helped over 200 apprentices achieve their career goals. Their unique approach to collaborating the Apprenticeship Standards with Costa’s ethics enables them to provide career paths from Barista to Store Manager, gaining an understanding of sustainability and environmental awareness along the way. Yuzu Training also supports the Costa Foundation mission to fund schools in coffee growing communities, giving the opportunity to access safe, quality education.

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Jobs boost as Costa Coffee opens in Staple Tye, Harlow

Last week, a new Costa Coffee shop opened up in Staple Tye, Harlow.

The vice-chair of Harlow Council, Cllr Maggie Hulcoop cut the ribbon.

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New Costa Coffee opens in Sheringham

A new branch of Costa Coffee has opened in a North Norfolk seaside town. Scoffs Group Ltd, the largest franchise of Costa Coffee in the UK, has opened a new branch of the coffee chain in Sheringham High Street.

The opening, which is the group's 93rd across the country, coincided with the next stage of the government's easing of lockdown and the reopening of indoor hospitality across England on May 17. The new coffee shop was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Madeleine Ashcroft, the mayor of Sheringham.

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New Costa Coffee set to open in Staple Tye

SCOFFS Group, the largest franchise of Costa Coffee in the UK, are delighted to open their 92nd Costa Coffee store in Harlow on Good Friday, 2nd April. Antony Tagliamonti, CEO of Scoffs Group, said of the opening: “We’re really looking forward to establishing ourselves as part of the local community in Harlow."

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British Franchise Awards: Franchisee Finalist 2020

2020 saw our CEO, Antony Tagliamonti, shortlisted by the British Franchise Association for the coveted HSBC Best in Class Multi-Unit Leader Award. Watch Antony’s interview with the BFA as he discusses his personal journey into franchising and how he has led Scoffs Group from strength to strength, taking the company from a handful of stores to the largest the largest Costa Coffee franchise in the UK.

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