Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

Fast-growing Altrincham franchise business opens three more Costa Coffee shops

By David Prior at

An Altrincham-based Costa Coffee and Pita Pit franchisee will be adding a trio of new Costa outlets to its existing 26-store portfolio, creating 25 jobs in the process.

Sim Trava, a £12.75 million business headed by husband and wife team Simon and Tracy Vardy, has grown quickly in recent years and is on track to hit a turnover of £20m by 2018.

It will open three new stores over the next few weeks – Fulwood and Buckshaw Village in Lancashire, and Monton in Greater Manchester.

One of Sim Trava's new Costa Coffee shops

One of Sim Trava’s new Costa Coffee shops

The company is hoping to increase its portfolio to 34 before the end of the year.

Director Tracy Vardy said: “It’s an exciting time for all of us here at Sim Trava as we gear up to open three new stores and build upon our existing Costa Coffee estate.

“These are the first three of many Sim Trava stores that we’ll be opening throughout 2017 and we’re really looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for our business.

“We’re passionate about creating local jobs for local people and are delighted to be growing our Sim Trava family again – welcoming new faces into the business.”