Staff at UK coffee roaster raise a glass to past, present and future with customers, suppliers and coffee industry colleagues
Private label coffee roaster, Lincoln & York is celebrating its 20th year in business this month. The privately owned UK coffee firm, which was founded in spring 1994 by Directors James Sweeting and Simon Herring, kicked off a string of celebrations with a birthday party in London on 3rd April, following the opening day of the London Coffee Festival.
Over 120 customers and contacts who have supported the company over the last two decades gathered at a trendy Shoreditch bar to toast to the past, present and future of Lincoln & York.
The 20 year milestone comes at an exciting time for the coffee roaster which is approaching the end of a significant expansion project. The development includes the installation of some major new equipment and the addition of a second coffee roastery alongside the North Lincolnshire HQ which will soon be up and running.
Later in the year, staff from Lincoln & York will be commemorating the 20th anniversary in a very different way, by getting on their bikes! The team has challenged itself to cycle over 75 miles from Lincoln to York, all in the name of charity.
Lincoln & York has also been acknowledged in recent months for its significant and speedy growth, being named one of the top ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange and coming 29th in the Yorkshire Post’s ‘Fastest 50’ which accredits the fastest growing businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber.
James Sweeting, Director of Lincoln & York, said:
“It doesn’t seem like five minutes ago that Simon and I were roasting, packing and selling coffee single-handedly to local businesses! This 20 year milestone is a great opportunity to celebrate how much we have achieved but most importantly to say a big thank you to the companies and individuals who have supported us over the years.
“We pride ourselves on building longstanding relationships with customers and industry colleagues, and our growth would not have been possible without them. Now, here’s to the next 20 years!”