BEAR, the East Midlands based speciality coffee shop operator, is making its debut in London via a partnership with Jack Wills, MCA understands. 

The Craig Bunting led group will launch its debut retail concept at Jack Wills’ flagship store located in Foubert’s Place, Soho.

Late last year, three-strong Bear secured a £230,000 loan from HSBC to support its expansion.

The Craig Bunting led group, which includes former Clare’s Accessories finance director Chris Pryce as a director, plans to open 30 stores in the next five years.