Select Committee Chair praises local coffee roaster

Local MP Lilian Greenwood visited the Roast House of 200 Degrees in Nottingham on Friday 18 January. Headed by Rob Darby, 200 Degrees is a leading coffee roaster and wholesaler that also operates a number of coffee shops around the UK.

Ms Greenwood heard how the company, founded in 2012, has established itself as a leading independent coffee brand and set up a network of thriving coffee shops serving communities across the UK.

The MP was also welcomed by Matt Smith of Foresight Group, who provided 200 Degrees with substantial Venture Capital Trust (VCT) funding. This investment will support the firm’s expansion across the UK with a programme of shop openings while building the wholesale business and online retail coffee subscription model.

She tweeted about the visit, saying it was great to meet 200 Degrees the team and hear how investment from Foresight Group helped the business grow.