15 new jobs and second outlet for enterprising team

Rhonda McClelland, left, of Ulster Bank, with Ciaran and Melanie Breslin at their new bistro on the quays
Rhonda McClelland, left, of Ulster Bank, with Ciaran and Melanie Breslin at their new bistro on the quays
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Fifteen new jobs are being created in Londonderry as an enterprising husband and wife team expand their business in the city.

With backing from the Ulster Bank, Ciaran and Melanie Breslin are opening their second eatery in the city as part of a substantial personal investment throughout their Primrose-branded company.

The new Primrose on the Quay bistro on the popular Quayside will have capacity to seat up to 45 people inside and some 20 outside.

It adds to the existing Primrose Café on Carlisle Road which also employs 15 people and has undergone an extension.

Ciaran Breslin says that it is a natural expansion of a family business.

“In addition to the original Primrose Café, I also run two Breslin family butchers with my father, which will supply all of the meat for the new bistro.

“We feel that there is a real opportunity on the Quayside, which is becoming more and more popular, with growing passing trade.

“We are very grateful for the support provided by Ulster Bank, which has allowed us to invest in the new bistro, and also to expand our existing premises on Carlisle Road,” he says.

Rhonda McClelland, Ulster Bank Business Development Manager, says: “Ciaran and Melanie developed a successful enterprise on Carlisle Road and we are very pleased to support them to grow the business with a second outlet. They have invested in completely refurbishing the new premises to create a modern new eatery and we wish them every success with the opening and the new venture.”