Yorkshire healthy eating company Filmore & Union is expanding into the North East with a £100,000 development at Newcastle Central Station due to officially open at the end of June 2014, creating 20 new jobs in the city centre.
The opening will be Filmore & Union’s eighth site, but first outside of Yorkshire, and will follow their café and take-out business model, selling its Health To Go range which includes healthy breakfast, lunch and snack options for those who are on-the-go.
The site will be managed by the company’s newly appointed regional manager, Craig Robinson, a former Pret A Manger regional operations manager who previously ran all three of the international chain’s Newcastle sites, and who will also be managing Filmore & Union’s sites at York Station and Roko Health Club in York.
The new healthy eating café and take-out is part of the £8.7 million transformation of Newcastle Central Station by train operator East Coast and rail infrastructure provider Network Rail, working in partnership to provide an impressive new gateway to the city and the wider North East region.
Filmore & Union’s founder Adele Ashley said:
“We’re extremely excited about coming to the North East, it’s a huge step for the business and there’s a real gap in the market for such a niche offering in Newcastle which follows customer demand from our existing Newcastle commuters.
“We’re really pleased that our first site outside of Yorkshire is going to be at Newcastle Central Station – the multi-million pound transformation of the station is absolutely fantastic and will be hugely beneficial for the city!”