UK bakery and coffee chain  BB’s Coffee & Muffins is to continue its expansion with the opening of a new coffee outlet in Derby.

The new shop is a 1,550sq ft unit located at the Intu Centre, bringing the company’s number of shops in the UK and Ireland to 50.

The move follows plans set out by the company in September last year to double in size over the next five years. Since the plans were outlined, the chain has opened five new sites in various parts of the country.

Speaking to British Baker in September last year, group chief executive of BB’s Andrew Moyes stated that he planned to have between “80-100 shops” in the UK and Ireland in the next five years.

The business was bought by a private equity company, Brentwood Investments, in March for a rumoured sum of £7.1m.