A COFFEE distributor in Huddersfield has netted a new deal – with the caterers supplying Blackburn Rovers.
Cooper’s Coffee, based at Cooper Bridge, will supply the Northcote Group, which includes the Michelin Star Northcote Hotel, four Ribble Valley Inns gastro pubs and Northcote at The Rovers– the group’s outside catering division serving the Premiership football club.
Cooper’s Coffee will provide a full range of Fairtrade coffee and teas as well as coffee equipment. Northcote, formerly known as Northcote Manor, is also taking a range of Cooper’s products for its hotel rooms, including coffee sticks, hot chocolate sachets and teas.
Cooper’s won all the business after initially supplying one of the Ribble Valley Inns, The Bull, at Broughton near Skipton.
The Northcote Group is co-owned by celebrity chef Nigel Haworth and wine expert Craig Bancroft.
They have been running Northcote since 1983 and Northcote at the Rovers, outside caterer at Blackburn Rovers’ Ewood Park since 2001. They formed Ribble Valley Inns in 2004.
Cooper’s managing director David Cooper said: “After a successful nine months with The Bull, we’re delighted that Nigel and Craig have decided to introduce Cooper’s into all their venues.
“After recently entering the sports stadiums sector, we are particularly excited to be also supporting our first premiership team with Northcote at The Rovers, taking our tally of football clubs to 10 in total.”