Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, Northern Ireland and Irland
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56 - Food and beverage service activities

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
22 August 2017
Foreseen end date
22 August 2021


On 22 August Bob & Berts coffee shop chain announced the plan to create 600 new full time and part time jobs over the next four years. The business expansion will create 30 additional stores in UK (Scotland and Northern Ireland) and Ireland. Twenty out of thirty new stores are planned for Scotland, accounting for about 400 jobs. The business growth is supported by BGF which invests in business in UK and Ireland. BGF in return for its investment takes a minority equity stake in the business.

Bob & Berts currently has 16 coffee shops in Northern Ireland.


  • 22 August 2017: Belfast Telegraph
  • 22 August 2017: BQlive


Eurofound (2017), Bob & Berts, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 91902, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91902.