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NI coffee firm expansion to create 40 new jobs

Credit: PA

A multi-million pound expansion by coffee chain Ground Espresso Bars will see over 40 new full and part time jobs created in Northern Ireland by the end of the year.

Three new stores are to open in Victoria Square, Belfast, the Laganbank Retail Park in Lisburn and the old Pump House in Portadown, the latter forming part of a £400,000 regeneration scheme.

The company hope to create further posts as part of a wider expansion with new sites planned for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland for 2018.

Ground currently employs over 250 staff across 20 stand-alone stores and concessions across the island of Ireland.