‘Bob and Berts’ to create up to 30 jobs in Limavady

Bob and Berts is coming to Limavady.
Bob and Berts is coming to Limavady.

A new coffee shop due to open in Limavady in early July is to create between 20 and 30 jobs.

‘Bob and Berts’ already has outlets throughout the North coast including Coleraine, Portstewart, Portrush and Ballycastle.

In January 2015, the business hinted via social media it was considering Market Street in Limavady as a new location, and recently confirmed the news adding Limavady to its lists of locations on its website.

Managing director, Colin McClean told the ‘Journal’ he hopes to be open for business during the first two weeks of July, “all being well”. He said he was impressed by Limavady and its traders, although he admitted the cost of rates meant the move was close to not happening at all.

However, having watched with interest the progress of plans to relocate the Department of Agriculture’s headquarters to nearby Ballykelly, Mr McClean is excited about expanding the business in the Roe Valley. In terms of investment, he said fitting out the store would cost in the region of £100,000.

Of the 20-30 jobs created at the Limavady location, Mr McClean said 10-12 positions would be full-time, with the same again part-time, and the remainder would be weekend/student work.