An entrepreneurial Lancashire couple will unveil their new pizzeria, coffee house 和 Gelateria in Bolton-le-Sands next week.
Miaitalia位于绕道 and will sell authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, coffee 和 ice cream.
David 和 Katy Waddington first launched the Miaitalia brand in 2010 with the opening of a coffee bar 和 retail premises of the same name in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.
Now, the couple have decided to go one step further 和 open a pizzeria.
David said: “Katy 和 I have always had a passion for all things Italian – my grandmother Gina is originally from Italy 和 moved to England after the Second World War.
“The response to Miaitalia in Kirkby Lonsdale was fantastic 和 we’re hoping to match our success here, especially now that the business has developed so much: From mobile coffee shops, to retail, to a pizzeria.”
David 和 Katy, who gave up their careers in the newspaper industry to go into business together, started out with three mobile coffee outlets at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.
Miaitalia was created off the back of the success of their Caffeine Rush coffee franchise, which the couple ran together for six 和 a half years.
David said: “I first looked around the building many years ago 和 thought it was ideal, but the timing just wasn’t right.
“Since then we’ve built up the Miaitalia brand 和 now, ten years on, here we are.”
The building was in a state of disrepair when work first began at the site in June 和 it has undergone a complete renovation in time for the opening.
David 和 Katy have received support in their new venture from Adam Parton, a director of 摩尔和 Smalley Chartered Accountants 和 Business Advisors, based in Lancaster.
Adam also assisted the couple in setting up the Kirkby Lonsdale business 和 provides ongoing accounts 和 taxation advice.
Adam said: “David 和 Katy have true entrepreneurial flair, as evidenced by the success already achieved by Miaitalia.
“The pizzeria will undoubtedly enhance what is already on offer in Bolton-le-Sands 和 support the village’s reputation for quality independent retailers.
“This is a local business established by local people, 和 it’s fantastic to see new businesses like this one in the area.”
The pizzeria has already created several full 和 part time jobs in the area 和 David 和 Katy say they have plans to add more Miaitalia settings to their portfolio.