Costa Foundation recognises outstanding Scoffs Group team member with a trip to Vietnam.

Scoffs Group is delighted to announce that Chelsea Carter was selected to see first-hand the amazing work the Costa Foundation is doing for coffee-growing communities in Vietnam. Chelsea was the Store Manager at our Stowmarket store but has recently been promoted to the role of Operations Manager Designate. Chelsea was handpicked out of thousands of Costa Coffee team members for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

On the 12th of March 2023, Chelsea and the team embarked on a five-day visit to the Costa Foundation's work in Vietnam. As part of the trip, the group visited nursery schools in the Dak Lak provenience of central Vietnam, meeting both children, parents of the children and teachers at schools that the Costa Foundation has built over the past five years.

Chelsea and the team also attended the opening ceremonies of some of the newest schools built by the Costa Foundation across Vietnam. The visits highlighted the difference the charity is making in improving access to education for children across coffee-growing regions.

Speaking about the trip, Chelsea said: "Visiting Vietnam and seeing the amazing work of the Costa Foundation and to meet the children in the schools was an incredible experience. I feel truly privileged to have been chosen for this trip and to be able to see how our hard work over the years is helping children in Vietnam.

Education is one of the greatest gifts you can give to someone, as it gives people hope and the opportunity to achieve great things in life. I am proud to support the Costa Foundation which is making a positive contribution to coffee-growing communities globally and this visit has inspired me to fundraise even more!".

The Costa Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of improving the life chances of children in coffee-growing communities by helping them access a safe, quality education. 

In 2022 alone, the Costa Foundation completed five new schools and ten schools' expansions, with six new schools under construction across the world's coffee-growing regions. Additionally, two new programmes of work also started in Zambia and Ethiopia. For 2023, seven new schools are planned to be completed across Ethiopia, Colombia, and Peru, whilst adding extra facilities and expanding six schools across Uganda, Zambia, and Ethiopia.

PRESS RELEASE: Appointment of Chief Financial Officer announcement

We're delighted to announce that Jim Williamson has joined Scoffs Group UK as its new Chief Financial Officer. Jim joined the multi-unit award-winning Scoffs Group on the 3rd of April 2023. Scoffs Group is the UK's largest Costa Coffee Individual Franchise Partner along with Miss Millies fried chicken and further blue-chip partnerships to be announced soon. 

Jim will lead Scoffs Group’s end to end financial operations and prepare the business for our accelerated growth ambitions. Jim previously worked for England Golf as their Finance Director and has built and led finance and general management functions across many organisations including Travis Perkins PLC, Coles Supermarkets based in Australia, Marks & Spencer and Costa Coffee. 

Jim said, "Scoffs Group is a business I’ve admired since first meeting Antony and the rest of the team during my time at Costa Coffee. The company has such a proud history of growth, as well as a tremendously bright future ahead. It’s an exciting time to be joining such a formidable team and I look forward to meeting everyone across our brands".

Paul Turner, Chief Operating Officer at Scoffs Group, commented, "We are delighted to welcome Jim to Scoffs. He joins at a crucial time as we continue our journey to become a leading multi-franchise business. In addition to being our new CFO, Jim will also sit on the Scoffs Management Board. We’re confident that Jim will build on Scoff’s strong financial foundation, while developing capabilities that further strengthen the group’s competitive advantage as we continue to grow our Costa business and launch into other brands". 

Antony Tagliamonti, Chief Executive Officer at Scoffs Group commented, “Jim’s appointment is a significant milestone on our journey. Jim adds further expertise to an already dynamic leadership team. Jim supports us with the strategic skill and experience we need to level up Scoffs as we gear ourselves for the next phase of our exciting future". 

Scoffs Group becomes the official sponsor of B.I.G. Football Club's Women's Team

London, April 04, 2023

Scoffs Group is delighted to announce that it has become an official sponsor of B.I.G (Believe, Inspire, Grow) Football Club Women's Team for their Super 5 League 2023 season. The agreement will see the Group become the official front-of-shirt sponsor with the Scoffs Group logo printed on all strips, home, away and third kit, worn in competitive action by the club at all levels. 

Scoffs Group's decision to sponsor B.I.G. FC was inspired by its own company composition. 53% of employees in managerial roles at Scoffs Group are female, and the Group is an equal opportunity employer. Its commitments to increasing the opportunities available to women, especially those from the BAME community and its desire to inspire women to be the best version of themselves were major factors in the decision to sponsor B.I.G. FC.

Coaches Hajer said, 'As a newly formed club B.I.G. FC is grateful for Scoffs Group's generous support. The sponsorship will enable us to create opportunities for women in BAME communities to come together and play the beautiful game. The funding will go towards investing in kit, equipment and will support our entry into a new league.'

B.I.G. FC joins Whitehill & Bordon FC as one of the sports clubs that Scoffs Group sponsors. 

About Scoffs Group: Established in 2012, Scoffs Group is the largest franchised partner with Costa Coffee in the UK and currently trades from 114 stores nationwide, spanning Sussex to Cornwall in the South and stretching as far north as Norfolk. They opened their first Miss Millie's store in 2022

About B.I.G FC: B.I.G FC is a football club based in East London.

About Super 5 League: Super 5 League is a 5-a-side football league in Hackney, London, where women and non-binary people of all levels are welcome. The League is comprised of 52 teams across 7 divisions, with international and charity events throughout the year. The League was proudly awarded FA Grassroots League of the Year 2019 & 2020

Scoffs Awards Night 2023

A fantastic night celebrating all our team’s continuous hard work at Scoffs Annual Awards that took place at the St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton on the weekend. This is the first time we have held the event in person since the pandemic. It was great to celebrate the achievements of the fantastic talent in Scoffs.

Congratulations to everyone that was nominated and well done to all the winners. We’re proud to have so many dedicated colleagues paving the way for our future success.

Antony Tagliamonti, CEO of Scoffs Group, said: “The Scoffs Group Awards are a celebration of the full spectrum of all the talent within Scoffs Group. The last two years have been challenging for everyone and it was important for us recognise the effort everyone in Scoffs Group has made to put us where we are.  I want to extend my warmest congratulations to everyone nominated. It was extremely difficult to pick the winners. Everyone in the leadership group is proud to have such an extraordinary range of talented colleagues and it’s a huge pleasure to recognise their achievements.”

Paul Turner, COO said: “The Scoffs Group Annual Awards exists to recognise the exceptional hard work of the immensely talented people who work within Scoffs Group. With colleagues spread over such a large geographical area, it was lovely to meet so many colleagues in person and bond over their achievements. 2023 will see us implement the next phase of our exciting growth plans and I can’t wait to see what our talented team will do over the next 12 months”

Full list of winners:

  • Group Social Media Stars – Costa Coffee Hunstanton
  • Group Year-on-Year Sales Performance​ – Costa Coffee Cosham
  • Group 90’s Costa Check Club - Costa Coffee Lyndhurst
  • Group Charity Award – Costa Cofee Bodmin Services/DTLO
  • Group Community Store Award – Costa Coffee Stowmarket
  • Group People (Apprenticeship) Award – Dominic Ranoe-Hall
  • Group NPS Award – Costa Coffee Tesco's St Ives
  • Group Profit Performance Award​ (Net Profit) – Costa Coffee North Chingford
  • Group Rising Star Award – Chelsea Carter and Harley Lay
  • Support Centre Colleague of the year- George Plumb
  • Group Icon Award - Dan Wyles and Sam Rutherford
  • Group Chief Operating Officer Special Recognition Award - Delroy Daniels and Dawn Wallbridge
  • CEO Special recognition award - Michael Steel
  • Group Operations Manager of the Year - Emily Gallup
  • Group Assistant Manager of the Year - Molly Bishop
  • Group Store Manager of the Year - Lisa Jarrold and Danni Verdi

PRESS RELEASE: Appointment of Group Operations Director announcement

We're thrilled to announce that Luke Daines has joined Scoffs Group UK in the newly created role of Group Operations Director. Luke joined the multi-unit award-winning Scoffs Group on the 6th of January. Scoffs Group is the UK's largest Costa Coffee Individual Franchise Partner and also has multi-site deals with Miss Millies Fried Chicken, opening its first store in 2022.  

Luke will lead Scoffs Group’s end-to-end operations, from our established brands, such as Costa and Miss Millies, to our future operational partner brand developments. Luke previously worked for Costa as Retail Franchise Lead for the south working with thirteen franchise partners and upholding the Costa brand standards and relationships for over 300 stores.

Luke said, "I am delighted to be joining the award-winning team at Scoffs Group at such an exciting time. As we embark on a period of expansion, I am thrilled to be joining an outstanding team and building on the excellent operations that are already in place to enable the significant growth that lies ahead. I cannot wait to get out into our stores to speak to our teams about our plans for growth".

Paul Turner, Chief Operating Officer at Scoffs Group, commented, "We are delighted to welcome Luke to Scoffs. Luke joins at a critical time in our growth journey. Not only to cement our operational practises within our existing trading stores but to scope and grow our latest blue-chip brand partnerships we will soon announce. Luke's varied and strong operational background will enable us to deliver even greater customer and colleague experience as we head into 2023 and beyond.

PRESS RELEASE: Scoffs Group opens 113th Costa Coffee store in Falmouth

Scoffs Group, the largest franchise partner of Costa Coffee in the UK, is delighted to announce the opening of their 113th Costa Coffee store in Falmouth at 51 Market Street, Falmouth TR11 3AB on Monday, 31st October. This store has relocated from the original site at 35 Market St, Falmouth TR11 3AR, and it continues the investment that Scoffs Group has made in Cornwall.  

Antony Tagliamonti, CEO of Scoffs Group, commented on the opening:

 “We’re ecstatic about the look of the store and are delighted that all existing team members from the previous site have joined the Scoffs family. People are at the heart of our success, and we were keen to ensure all Falmouth team members felt valued, their jobs were protected, they stayed together as a team, and their length of service was honoured by us. This amazing team are excited to welcome coffee fans in Falmouth into our store, so why not come and celebrate the store opening by choosing a signature Latte, or one of our new drinks from our autumn menu, or maybe a sweet or savoury treat? Our customers can also enjoy exclusive offers through Costa Club, where members can earn a free drink after buying eight drinks, or after four drinks when using a reusable cup"

The new store was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Mayor Councillor Steve Eva.

The store is open from 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 8am to 5pm on Sundays.

Scoffs Group UK was formed in 2012 and is an award-winning franchise operator with over 113 stores.

PRESS RELEASE: Scoffs Group opens first Miss Millie's store in Southampton

Scoffs Group UK is pleased to announce the opening of their first Miss Millie’s Fried Chicken store  on the 7th of September 2022 at 95 Above Bar in Southampton. 

The Southampton store is the first store opened as part of a ten-store deal with Miss Millie’s to open locations within Southampton, the South, the Southwest and Essex regions. For Scoffs Group UK, it signals the company’s transition from a single to a multi-brand franchise business. For Miss Millie’s, it launches the brand’s expansion into a new geographical region. 

The new restaurant was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by the Mayor of Southampton Councillor Jacqui Rayment.

Scoffs Group CEO, Antony Tagliamonti, commented: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome our customers inside to enjoy Miss Millie’s awesome chicken. We’re really looking forward to becoming part of the Southampton community and having customers enjoy our lovingly prepared food” 

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 UK was formed in 2012 and is an award-winning franchise operator with over 110 stores.

PRESS RELEASE: Scoffs Group’s expansion into Cornwall continues with the purchase of ten corporate Costa Coffee stores

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired ten additional Costa Coffee stores, expanding our business in the Cornwall region and welcoming the stores and team members into our Scoffs family. These ten stores were previously owned and operated by Costa Coffee and we are pleased to have worked closely with them to ensure a smooth transition for our team members and customers.

We’re also pleased that the same team members will remain working in the stores and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such talented and passionate baristas. To help welcome our new colleagues into our family, the Scoffs leadership team have been spending time visiting the store teams and handing out 'welcome' gifts, such as own branded Scoffs cakes, bundles of sweets and a bottle bubbly or two.

In addition to the nine stores we purchased in February and our new Costa Van Cornwall, we now operate twenty stores in the region. Across the UK, we own and operate a grand total of 111 Costa Coffee stores, cementing our position as Costa Coffee’s largest UK franchise partner. Our growth in Cornwall is not limited to our existing stores, however. We have a strong pipeline of new stores coming to the region, helping us deliver more great coffee and food to the people of Cornwall and creating further jobs across the county.

We’re honoured to have been able to purchase more Costa Coffee stores which sees us continue to expand our presence in Cornwall and demonstrates our commitment to the region. But Scoffs’ commitment doesn’t stop there! We will be supporting the further career growth of our new team members as part of our journey to becoming a world class franchisee. We look forward to welcoming customers to our stores and engaging the wider community in Cornwall.

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.