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Bettys will remain exclusive to Yorkshire

Bettys will remain exclusive to Yorkshire

Published by May Norman at 8:18am 12th July 2019.

Bettys celebrates 100 years in business

  • Bettys was first opened by Frederick Belmont in July 1919.
  • Since then, a million people now visit one of its six Bettys Cafe tearooms each year.
  • Bettys is celebrating 100 years since business began.
  • Managing Director Simon Eyles claims Bettys will stay exclusive to Yorkshire.

In July 1919, Frederick Belmont opened the first Bettys tea room on Cambridge Crescent in Harrogate.

Now 100 years later, Bettys is celebrating reaching its centenary milestone.

Around a million people now visit one of its six Bettys Cafe tearooms each year.

Bettys remains a family business and has already held celebrations with staff, closing tearooms early to hold its own anniversary events.

Despite its reputation as a traditional brand, Bettys has always been happy to move with the times.

As part of its 100 year celebrations, it has set up a digital memory hub online for its customers to share their Bettys memories this year.

Managing Director Simon Eyles has told us:

"100 years is a really special milestone - not many businesses get there. We are having a year of huge celebration with our customers and staff. I think 100 years is a remarkable achievement. I feel incredibly proud.

"Yorkshire is our spiritual home. We are really proud to be a Yorkshire business. We have six Bettys across Yorkshire and we're really proud that we are exclusively in Yorkshire.

"We have no plans for opening Bettys outside of Yorkshire and I think that's right - Bettys and Yorkshire go hand in hand."

Simon has been speaking to reporter Harry Long:



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