More than 200 apply for 30 ‘Bob & Berts’ jobs

Coming to Limavady and creating 30 jobs.
Coming to Limavady and creating 30 jobs.

More than 200 people have applied for up to 30 jobs at a new coffee shop opening in Limavady, the ‘Journal’ has learned.

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

The business is set to add Limavady to its list of locations, opening a new store in July in what used to be the former Crumpet cafe on Market Street.

Of the jobs created at the Limavady location, 10-12 positions will be full-time, with the same again part-time, and the remainder will be weekend/student work.

Managing director, Colin McClean said there has been a lot of interest in the positions since news of the new venture last month.

“We’ve had at least 200 applications for the jobs, and we haven’t even advertised,” he said. “Normally, we have to advertise.”

Most of the applications have come to the business via their website or through social media on ‘Facebook’, he said.

Mr McClean said everything is on track for the business to open during the first two weeks of July. He said work on the new premises is expected to begin in the next week.

“Everything is on track, and we’re excited to be in Limavady,” said Mr McClean.

The businessman also revealed to the ‘Journal’ there are plans to expand ‘Bob & Berts’ in the North West, and are currently location for a suitable location in Derry city.