Southsea coffee shop up for an award

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A NEW coffee shop in Portsmouth is in the running to be named Britain’s friendliest business.

Southsea Coffee Co, in Osborne Road, is one of 20 finalists in the competition.

The firm impressed judges with its strong entry, and they particularly liked the company’s community ethos.

As well as sourcing fruit, veg and more from small local producers, Southsea Coffee Co lets its space to local community groups for free.

The winner will be judged on how much support it receives on Facebook and Twitter, with the businesses getting the most likes and mentions claiming a £10,000 prize.

See today and on Wednesday, January 22 to vote.

Alternatively, voters can support it on Twitter to 
@LiberisUK using the hashtag #BFBiz.