The COSTA coffee shop which opened in the Sea Terminal Building in July 2011 recently won the COSTA Individual Franchise New Store of the year award at the COSTA 2012 Annual conference. The Sea Terminal COSTA outlet has already served over 300,000 customers and has proved to be extremely popular with both the travelling public and Sea Terminal users. The Department revamped the catering and retail facilities during 2011 and both the new COSTA and the W H Smith outlets now provide top quality facilities and ensure that the Isle of Man Sea Terminal remains as one of the top ferry Terminals providing all of the facilities expected by the ferry passenger market.
Minister for Infrastructure David Cretney said
'This award recognises the investment made by the Department and it’s tenant, Fancy a Coffee Limited, as well as the contribution of the staff working in the COSTA outlet. The success of the COSTA outlet has helped make the Sea Terminal a vibrant location meeting the needs of both the general public and the travelling public. It is particularly pleasing to see that the outlet is popular throughout the day as well as in the evenings.'
Gary Dorling of Fancy a Coffee Limited said
'This prestigious award is down to the fantastic support of all the customers since the unit opened and the quality and popularity of the COSTA product. This award is really for them and we look forward to continuing to serve them great tasting coffee in an iconic location.'