BEAR turns three

1st February 2019

It’s our birthdaaaaay! Three already. Aren’t we growing up fast?! Three whole years ago today, BEAR Uttoxeter opened to the public for the very first time. Back then it was just Craig & Michael, their wives Lisa & Denise, and good old Ian who (lucky for us) is still behind the counter today.

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To finish up, here’s a quick message to you lovely lot from the co-founders themselves:

Ever had that 'in over your head' feeling before? That was the feeling we had when signing our first lease in Uttoxeter back in 2015. Back then, the store was just a big, derelict space with a huge Buddleia growing in the window... Yikes!

01.02.2019 marks 3 years since BEAR opened its doors for the very fist time, and from that day we've never looked back (probably because we were too scared!). It’s turned in to a real adventure - we've grown so much, learnt A LOT and naturally made a few mistakes. Luckily, we're surrounded by the best people in our store teams, our Head Office and in the communities that have championed us since day one.

We want to say thanks, from ourselves & from the team at BEAR - it's all so worth it when we see smiles from both sides of the espresso machine! You have made our growing independent business everything that it is today.


Craig & Michael - BEAR Co-founders