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Second Cup Coffee Company celebrates UK expansion

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada – Second Cup Coffee Company Inc., celebrated its recent expansion across the United Kingdom by hosting its annual International Conference in London, United Kingdom.

Over the past two years, Second Cup has opened trendy cafes in Birmingham, Manchester and London and is preparing to open additional locations in Putney, Harrow and Cardiff and other regions of the United Kingdom.

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Every year the conference is attended by representatives of Second Cup’s International partners, in charge of running over 160 international cafes in 30 regions globally in order to hear about the latest brand innovations, new products and the brand agenda for the year.

Attendees enjoyed catching up with colleagues, meeting new franchise partners and visiting one of Second Cup’s newest cafes in London’s popular Portobello Market, while participating in planned activities.


The highlight of the Conference is the gala awards banquet recognizing and distinguishing certain partners and cafes for outstanding accomplishments.

“We are always very happy to see our wonderful partners at the annual Conference”, said Mr. Jim Ragas, President and CEO of The Second Cup Coffee Company Inc.

“We established the gala awards banquet to recognize the efforts, diligence and success of our partners throughout the year and thank everyone for their hard work in 2015 and for contributing to our brand’s continued success and growth.

Selecting the winners is always the hardest part since we are so proud of all of our regions. Congratulations to all of our 2015 winners; each one truly deserves the recognition.” shared Ragas.

International categories and winners include:

Barista Champion Winner: Joss Nichols from Birmingham, UK
Latte Art Champion: Mohammad Jamal from Islamabad, Pakistan
Café of the Year Award: Egkomi (The Experience Buzz) Nicosia, Cyprus
Community Award: Simurg IKT Company, Azerbaijan and The Experience Buzz Ltd, Cyprus
Dedication Award: Ghamdam Group, Yemen
Development Award: UAB Alorlit, Lithuania and D&H International, Kuwait
Digital Age Award: D&H International, Kuwait and Unicore Retails International, Pakistan
Food Program Award: The Experience Buzz Ltd, Cyprus and Food and KaiWave Coffee LLC, Myrtle Beach, USA
Franchise Partner of the Year Award: D&H International, Kuwait
Marketing Award: Bin Mirza International, Oman and D&H International, Kuwait
Operating & Business Development Manager of the Year Award: Zoulfikar Idriss (D&H International), Kuwait and Mark Mathews (Bin Mirza International), Oman
Operating Standards Award: Egkomi (The Experience Buzz) Nicosia, Cyprus
President’s Award: Continental Business Link Offshore, Angola
Promotion Program Award: Mall of Emirates, UAE and Dar Al Shifa, Kuwait
Sales Award: D&H International, Kuwait and NAE World, Ghana
Café Same Store Sales Increase Award: Vulcan, Romania

Second Cup International Star Award: Nicolas Economides, The Experience Buzz Ltd, Cyprus
Sustainability Award: Simurg IKT Company, Azerbaijan and NAE World, Ghana
Transaction Award: Vilnius Trade Centre, Lithuania
Transaction Average Award: Prestige Cars, UAE
Supplier of the Year Award: Reunion Island Coffee Roasters, Ontario, Canada

Second Cup grew from its humble beginnings in 1975 in Toronto, Ontario, and over the past 40 plus years the company has expanded globally to over 30 regions worldwide with over 160 cafes operating internationally.

Second Cup is actively seeking new regional franchise partners for additional area development within the UK as well as globally.


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