Couple’s cafe in regional awards

Mark and Janice Adams who are up for a best cafe award

Mark and Janice Adams who are up for a best cafe award

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A Blackpool couple who met at catering college and achieved their dream of going into business together are up for an award tomorrow.

Janice and Mark Adams from Cedars Cafe in Cedar Square has been shortlisted in the North West cafe of the year category in the Northern Independent Retail Awards 2015.

This has always been our dream. It was the right premises in the right place

The couple took over what was the Secret Garden flowers and candles shop in January 2013 and Mark and his dad converted it to their specification.

Janice said: “This has always been our dream. It was the right premises in the right place.

“Mark was a chef and I worked in schools with the children but we had met at catering college at 16 and always wanted to work in catering together.

“It has gone really well and we have a lot of wonderful loyal customers.

“You have to give people something extra, we run a book club on the last wednesday of every month with coffee and cakes which is so popular there are 16 people on a waiting list.”

The couple will attend the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel tomorrow night.