Expansion for Manchester coffee roasters

Grindsmith, the Manchester-born independent and self-professed coffee-connoisseur, has expanded across the city centre with the launch of its third coffee shop. This follows a cash injection arranged by Manchester business, Sedulo Funding Solutions.

A chain, run by Luke Tomlinson and Peter Gibson (pictured above) had a successful 2018 which saw saw the five-year-old brand end on a high as it expanded with a move into newer, bigger premises ( See www.northwest.fdmb.co.uk/new-coffee-laboratory-and-roastery-to-launch-in-manchester )

The new store on Bridge Street will replicate the existing Grindsmith’s DNA and allow the team to build new partnerships for 2019.

Speaking on the expansion, Grindsmiths co-founder, Luke Tomlinson, said: “The Grindsmith brand has gone from strength to strength in the last couple of years with significant growth, culminating in the move to our fantastic new site on Bridge Street.

“Everything with the refurb of the site was going to plan, but a last-minute curve ball from an investor meant we needed some extremely urgent financial support.

“Thankfully Andy Chadwick of Sedulo helped us secure the finance we needed and, considering the circumstances, I was really impressed with their five-day turnaround.”