Delroy Daniels, Regional Operations Director, Scoffs Group, talks to Guardian about Health & Safety and HR.
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!
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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."Read More
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.Read More
Costa Coffee in Locks Heath was closed for seven days while it underwent a massive £96,000 refurb which saw it transform into the company’s new ‘store of the future’ design.
A popular market town café has re-opened following a major makeover.
Antony Tagliamonti, chief executive of Scoffs Group Ltd - the largest franchise of Costa Coffee in the UK - said he was delighted at the reaction to the £60k refurbishment at the re-opening of its Saxmundham coffee shop.
"We're really privileged to be such a hub of the community here in Saxmundham. I'm delighted to see the positive response to the refurbishment today - making sure our customers are happy is what it's all about," he said.