Belfast tailor is full of beans after funding from Danske Bank

The owner of Belfast-based bespoke suit retailer Suitor Brothers, Chris Suitor and his wife Nichola Suitor have launched a new coffee venture ‘Suitor Coffee’ after receiving funding from Danske Bank.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 1:00 pm

The couple have invested in a new custom coffee van which will serve its own speciality coffee, which is named ’11-11’. Nichola Suitor, owner of ‘Suitor Yoga’ has retrained as a barista and will be operating the coffee van which will be located at Moat Park in Dundonald from the beginning of July. Suitor coffee beans are also available to purchase online.

Co-founder Nichola Suitor, said: “It has always been a dream of mine to open a coffee shop and thanks to the funding from Danske Bank we now have Suitor Coffee. We hope to be a positive injection of energy to the area as restrictions begin to ease. Our speciality coffee beans are already available to purchase, and they are flying out the door. We can’t wait to start serving ’11-11’ coffee from the Suitor Coffee van soon.”

Chris Suitor co-founder of Suitor Coffee, explained: “Suitor Brothers has been operating in Belfast for nearly 30 years and, despite the uncertainty of the past year, we’re continuing to venture into new areas of business. It can be easy to bury your head in the sand during difficult times, but we’re doing our best to remain positive and look for new opportunities as they arise. We’re grateful that the loan from Danske Bank has enabled us to start this new endeavour.”

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Graham Duff, Small Business Adviser at Danske Bank with Nichola and Chris Suitor of Suitor Coffee
Graham Duff, Small Business Adviser at Danske Bank with Nichola and Chris Suitor of Suitor Coffee

Graham Duff, Small Business Adviser at Danske Bank, added: “At Danske Bank we’re committed to helping Northern Ireland businesses grow again. Small businesses like this are at the heart of Northern Ireland’s economy. We’ve had a great working relationship with Chris and Nichola in their business ventures and are delighted to support them as they take on this new opportunity.”

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