Franchise claims top Costa award

Jodie Stimson,Tracy Gillard,Tanya Lindhurst (Manager),Anne Benson and Alison Johns of Costa Coffee i

Jodie Stimson,Tracy Gillard,Tanya Lindhurst (Manager),Anne Benson and Alison Johns of Costa Coffee in Honiton with their award. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhh 1182-16-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

Stores in Honiton, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth recognised for exemplary customer service.

A national coffee chain in Honiton, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth has been recognised for its exemplary customer service.

Jurassic Coast Coffee Limited, which is a franchisee of Costa, and owns the stores in Devon and Dorset, has been awarded the Costa Coffee UK Franchise of the Year 2012-13.

The award is based on exemplary customer service, high brand standards, cleanliness and sales growth.

Managing director of Jurassic Coast Coffee Limited James Witty said: “We want to thank our existing customers and visitors for giving us the fantastic feedback. We do have a high level of customer service and our company motto is to treat our customers like family.”

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In a statement, he added: “There are 40 franchise businesses in the UK, so for Jurassic Coast Coffee to be awarded the number one position in 2012-13 by Costa Coffee is an honour and a privilege. The management teams in all our stores have focused relentlessly on customer service during 2012-13 and this has certainly paid dividends.”

Mr Witty thanked customers for their support and praised the hard work of his staff and management teams.

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Tanya Lindhurst, the manager at Costa Coffee in Honiton, which was the flagship store for Jurassic Coast Coffee, opening in December 2010, said: “We want to thank all our customers who supported us. They have helped us to achieve this franchise award.”

Honiton was able to beat its highest target last year and enjoyed a growth in sales, which is a trend they hope to continue.

Jurassic Coast Coffee Limited will be expanding its franchise into South Devon by opening a fifth store in Teignmouth in the summer. It also has a store in Tiverton.

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