A SOCIAL enterprise has continued its expansion by throwing open the doors of its fifth outlet at Parc Eirias.

Porter’s Coffee Shop launched its new venture to join branches in Rhyl, Ely and Llandaff North in Cardiff.

Its flagship cafe is on Colwyn Bay Station Road.

The new 60-seater coffee shop, at Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre, will offer food and drink plus a range of healthy eating options including smoothies.

The menu will also feature Porter's own blend of coffee.

The expansion has allowed the coffee shop chain, run by award-winning CAIS Social Enterprises, to appoint five new members of staff.

Porter's now employs 12 people throughout Wales, as well as a number of casual workers.

Mark Welsh, CAIS Social Enterprises catering manager, said: "We’re thrilled to open our doors in yet another new location as Porter’s continues to expand.

"Our new branch at Colwyn Leisure Centre will be open seven days a week, and will provide our fantastic offer for people who use the facilities or those who simply want to wander in beautiful Parc Eirias.

"Our menu includes a fresh salad bar and our usual selection of naughty-but-nice sweet treats. We love to support local suppliers wherever we can.

“Porter’s is pleased to be part of the community in Colwyn Bay, and we look forward to catering for both new and familiar faces at Parc Eirias.”

CAIS Social Enterprises – which also operates the Troop Cafe veterans’ hub in Llandudno and Station Court meetings and events venue in Colwyn Bay – has helped 55 people into work, delivered 227 formal qualifications, and allowed job hunters to gain practical, on-the-job work experience.

Clive Wolfendale, CAIS Social Enterprises chairman, added: "Porter’s is now a national chain, offering good jobs, employment support and a high-quality range of food and drink from Colwyn Bay to Cardiff.

"We're pleased to have been able to work alongside Conwy County Borough Council and the teams at Colwyn Leisure Centre and Parc Eirias on this, our newest location.

“All proceeds from our coffee shops are used to support vulnerable people in Wales.”

Cllr Mark Baker, Conwy County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for community development services and regulation, said: “The newly refurbished café promise to provide a great service for visitors to the park and leisure centre whilst also providing those in the cafe with opportunities to gain valuable work experience and skills."