J J’s Cafe Has the Nation’s Sizzle Factor!
‘Britain’s Best Caff 2006/7’ – National Winner Announced.
March 2007

Launched last October, Roof Shop’s search for the nation’s favorite cafés has drawn to a close, but who was crowned as the nation’s ‘Best Caff 2006/7’?

After an immense response from cafes and tradesmen nationwide, Roof Shop now has now announced its winning caffs! On, March 15th, 2007 the competition culminated in a lavish awards ceremony held at London Zoo where all Café finalists attended together with Roof Shop (sponsor and organiser of the competition) staff and suppliers.

Guest Comedian Speaker was John Styles (son of the famous Nobby Styles); the luncheon awarded 8 regional cafes and nominators, the overall national winner receiving the accolade of ‘Britain’s Best Caff 2006/7’ – was picked up by Newcastle’s JJ’s Café – Byker! Who also won the regional title for the North East and received a holiday in Europe worth £1000.

Loved by the British builder and tradesman, the traditional ‘caff’ has become iconic within the construction industry, not wanting it to become a dying breed thanks to the many ‘fast food’ and European style coffee outlets popping up on every street corner, Roof Shop’s competition has finally put the spotlight back on the country’s treasured and long-established cafes.

Café customers have been given the chance over the past few months to vote for their favourite café, by handing in nomination forms to their nearest Roof Shop branch. With an astonishing 1,000 cafes involved nationwide and tens of thousands of votes cast by their loyal customers.

With great service-led expertise on hand at every branch, Roof Shop can provide trades people with everything from joists to tiles to up-to-date technical, legislative advice. More importantly every branch is able to offer ‘on demand’ product availability with over 40,000 lines, from pitched, flat and industrial roofing materials plus thousands of accessories. Visits to the Roof Shop can easily be tied into the tradesmen’s daily working life (following a pit stop at their favorite Caff!!)

“The Roof Shop has now become recognised as a one-stop solution for all tradesmen,” said one of Roof Shop’s Senior Branch Managers, “with readily available stock at every branch, the Roof Shop has now become part of the tradesman’s daily life, in the same way that a visit to their local café is.”

For further information please contact:
Nicky Lewis – Simply Marcomms – 0870 199 4044 – nicky@simplymarcomms.co.uk
For further hi-res photographs of the winning caff in your region please contact:
Cheryl Goddard - Simply Marcomms - 0870 199 4044 - cheryl@simplymarcomms.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 23rd March 2007