A LAUNCH event has marked the official opening of a Yorkshire entrepreneur's third business.

David Beattie, who owns North Yorkshire-based Rounton Coffee and Middlesbrough-based Bedford St Coffee House, celebrated the launch of The Joiner's Shop coffee bar and kitchen in Ingleby Cross.

Guests' taste buds were taken on an adventure around the world in a unique evening breakfast experience, which included samples of the coffee bar's speciality coffees and teas.

Mr Beattie said: "It was a great success! It was fantastic for so many people to join us to celebrate our launch.

"Everyone had a brilliant time learning about our products through tea and coffee tastings and our latte art contest brought out guests' competitive natures."

The modern coffee shop has already been shortlisted for Breakfast of the Year in the 2017 Flavours of Herriot Country Awards.

The business serves locally sourced produce from sustainable, independent suppliers, and a seasonal menu.

Mr Beattie said: "We want The Joiner's Shop to be recognised as one of the top places to go for breakfast and brunch in Yorkshire, and I know we can achieve this goal."

He is already thinking about the next steps to further develop the business. "As we move into the darker nights, we will be looking to introduce supper clubs and we'll be searching for guest chefs to showcase their culinary skills," he said.