Starbucks bring 22 jobs to Bournemouth with new store

PASSION: Mark Hepburn, franchisee of the new Starbucks on Richmond Hill

PASSION: Mark Hepburn, franchisee of the new Starbucks on Richmond Hill

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THE opening of a new Starbucks in central Bournemouth tomorrow will bring 22 jobs to the town.

The branch in Richmond Hill is being opened by two businessmen who were the first Starbucks franchisees in the world when they opened their first branch last year.

Mark Hepburn and Anil Patil, directors of 23.5 Degrees, opened their first Starbucks in Liphook, Hampshire in February 2013. Their third branch was situated at Bournemouth’s Triangle and Richmond Hill is their 10th.

Mr Hepburn said business at the Triangle store, which opened last year, had been good. “Bournemouth was a priority for us.

“It’s a great town, it’s busy, it’s cosmopolitan, it’s got a great university and there were no stores,” he said.

Mr Hepburn and Mr Patil identified the potential to knock two units into one on Richmond Hill – the former Bournemouth Jeans Store and the former Barroccoa coffee shop.

They approached Starbucks with the proposal for the new franchise, which is a stone’s throw from the Square.

Staff have all been recruited locally, with a number of people from the Triangle branch promoted to managerial and shift-running duties.

The franchising model sees the franchisees taking on the costs of opening a branch, with Starbucks supporting the business and supervising the store design, development and operation.

Mr Hepburn said: “With franchises, you get passionate business people on site that really want to make the business model work but also serve the customers and want to give the real Starbucks experience to the customer.”

The store opens at 7am tomorrow, with the mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Chris Mayne, performing an official opening at 2pm.

Its regular opening hours will be 7am to 8pm on weekdays and 8am to 8pm at weekends.

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12:55pm Thu 3 Jul 14

fartycat says...

How much tax does Starbucks pay? Perhaps the Daily Ohec would like to go away and find out instead of printing this advert for a multinational chain.
How much tax does Starbucks pay? Perhaps the Daily Ohec would like to go away and find out instead of printing this advert for a multinational chain. fartycat
  • Score: 12

1:12pm Thu 3 Jul 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

Coffee shop opens ,,, not really a news worthy item!
Coffee shop opens ,,, not really a news worthy item! fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 9

1:48pm Thu 3 Jul 14

bosco1 says...

Another coffee shop.!!! Just where do people find the time and money to frequent all these establishments.? Im sure someone out there knows how many coffee shops we have in Bournemouth.? Starting from the horseshoe common to the Triangle I can think of as many as at least 20 and thats not including bars that also sell coffee along with the takeaways and sandwich bars.!
Another coffee shop.!!! Just where do people find the time and money to frequent all these establishments.? Im sure someone out there knows how many coffee shops we have in Bournemouth.? Starting from the horseshoe common to the Triangle I can think of as many as at least 20 and thats not including bars that also sell coffee along with the takeaways and sandwich bars.! bosco1
  • Score: 3

1:49pm Thu 3 Jul 14

skydriver says...

fedupwithjobsworths wrote:
Coffee shop opens ,,, not really a news worthy item!
Especially one that's been in the news for paying no or very little corporate tax.
[quote][p][bold]fedupwithjobsworths[/bold] wrote: Coffee shop opens ,,, not really a news worthy item![/p][/quote]Especially one that's been in the news for paying no or very little corporate tax. skydriver
  • Score: 2

2:28pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Kiki1973 says...

Very glad to have this open. It's nice to have somewhere to go that's open later for socialising, reading or studying that isn't a pub. Even better that it's bringing jobs with it.
Very glad to have this open. It's nice to have somewhere to go that's open later for socialising, reading or studying that isn't a pub. Even better that it's bringing jobs with it. Kiki1973
  • Score: 0

2:45pm Thu 3 Jul 14

crazybird says...

What is it with everyone moaning about the tax schemes. They are legal loopholes and people will continue to use them to their best advantage. Can anyone honestly hand on heart say that if they were earning a fortune and they were offered a completely LEGAL opportunity of avoiding tax via a loophole that they wouldn't take advantage of it! Hand on heart ... I would be in that queue along with most of the others! Get over it!
What is it with everyone moaning about the tax schemes. They are legal loopholes and people will continue to use them to their best advantage. Can anyone honestly hand on heart say that if they were earning a fortune and they were offered a completely LEGAL opportunity of avoiding tax via a loophole that they wouldn't take advantage of it! Hand on heart ... I would be in that queue along with most of the others! Get over it! crazybird
  • Score: 1

2:50pm Thu 3 Jul 14

The Liberal says...

Most of these big chain coffee shops serve a pretty poor brew. You're much better off looking for a good independent coffee shop – not sure if one exists in Bournemouth, though.
Most of these big chain coffee shops serve a pretty poor brew. You're much better off looking for a good independent coffee shop – not sure if one exists in Bournemouth, though. The Liberal
  • Score: 5

2:58pm Thu 3 Jul 14

ragj195 says...

The Liberal wrote:
Most of these big chain coffee shops serve a pretty poor brew. You're much better off looking for a good independent coffee shop – not sure if one exists in Bournemouth, though.
I think there's enough potential business from people that can't be a*sed to look.
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: Most of these big chain coffee shops serve a pretty poor brew. You're much better off looking for a good independent coffee shop – not sure if one exists in Bournemouth, though.[/p][/quote]I think there's enough potential business from people that can't be a*sed to look. ragj195
  • Score: 1

3:14pm Thu 3 Jul 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

Great news, just what I need in my diet more sugar and more fat.
Great news, just what I need in my diet more sugar and more fat. BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
  • Score: 1

3:31pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Old Colonial says...

BigAlfromsunnyBourne
mouth
wrote:
Great news, just what I need in my diet more sugar and more fat.
Drink it black.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlfromsunnyBourne mouth[/bold] wrote: Great news, just what I need in my diet more sugar and more fat.[/p][/quote]Drink it black. Old Colonial
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

Old Colonial wrote:
BigAlfromsunnyBourne

mouth
wrote:
Great news, just what I need in my diet more sugar and more fat.
Drink it black.
What like Guinness
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigAlfromsunnyBourne mouth[/bold] wrote: Great news, just what I need in my diet more sugar and more fat.[/p][/quote]Drink it black.[/p][/quote]What like Guinness Fingersonthem
  • Score: 1

6:15pm Thu 3 Jul 14

ashleycross says...

Starbucks is the best. This week one of their staff in Canada gave a breastfeeding mother a free refill and a voucher for a free drink after another customer complained about her breastfeeding. The customer who complained stormed out. Starbucks must employ the coolest people.
Starbucks is the best. This week one of their staff in Canada gave a breastfeeding mother a free refill and a voucher for a free drink after another customer complained about her breastfeeding. The customer who complained stormed out. Starbucks must employ the coolest people. ashleycross
  • Score: 0

9:56pm Thu 3 Jul 14

guisselle says...

Costas in Westbourne is superb! The staff are extremely friendly and
helpful.
Costas in Westbourne is superb! The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. guisselle
  • Score: -2

10:46pm Thu 3 Jul 14

BUGrad says...

The Liberal wrote:
Most of these big chain coffee shops serve a pretty poor brew. You're much better off looking for a good independent coffee shop – not sure if one exists in Bournemouth, though.
On the other side of the road from where this is opening ... South Coast Roast, local independent coffee shop
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: Most of these big chain coffee shops serve a pretty poor brew. You're much better off looking for a good independent coffee shop – not sure if one exists in Bournemouth, though.[/p][/quote]On the other side of the road from where this is opening ... South Coast Roast, local independent coffee shop BUGrad
  • Score: 3

10:50pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Mangiafuoco says...

Hurrah!!
Hurrah!! Mangiafuoco
  • Score: -1

4:21am Fri 4 Jul 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Good to see some companies making use of vacant space. I much prefer seeing junk mail in an abandoned building, said no one ever.
Good to see some companies making use of vacant space. I much prefer seeing junk mail in an abandoned building, said no one ever. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -1

9:32am Fri 4 Jul 14

Bournemouth87 says...

People moaning about the tax. You telling me if there was a loophole on the system you would not use it to pay less and gain more. I know for sure I would.
People moaning about the tax. You telling me if there was a loophole on the system you would not use it to pay less and gain more. I know for sure I would. Bournemouth87
  • Score: -1

1:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Bournefre says...

fedupwithjobsworths wrote:
Coffee shop opens ,,, not really a news worthy item!
It's not even that - one coffee shop closes, another one opens.
[quote][p][bold]fedupwithjobsworths[/bold] wrote: Coffee shop opens ,,, not really a news worthy item![/p][/quote]It's not even that - one coffee shop closes, another one opens. Bournefre
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Fri 4 Jul 14

aquasplash3 says...

There used to be a Starbucks upstairs in Borders.
There used to be a Starbucks upstairs in Borders. aquasplash3
  • Score: 1

3:50am Sat 5 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Another free add
Another free add pete woodley
  • Score: 1

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