Posted on Thursday 17 October 2013 by Ulster Business


Bank of Ireland UK recently hosted a special lunch for Johnson Brothers (Belfast) Limited, Ireland's oldest family owned award-winning coffee roasting company, to celebrate its centenary and an almost equally long and successful association with Bank of Ireland UK.

Johnsons began business in 1893 selling and distributing grocery and imported goods at a time when Belfast streets were filled with horse-drawn carts, and in 1913 started roasting fine coffees for sale into local grocery stores, cafes, hotels and restaurants. A few years later, it began its banking relationship with Bank of Ireland, one which has flourished over the last 93 years.

The company recently increased its production capacity by 30% following the installation of a new packaging line and they have employed additional staff to cope with increased orders from a customer base locally, in Great Britain and as far away as the United States of America & Dubai.

Pictured at the lunch are Philip Mills, Group Sales Director, Johnson Brothers and Clare Guinness, Bank of Ireland UK's Regional Business Manager for Business Banking in Northern Ireland.



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