Mayor gives support to businessmen

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Mayor Peter Davies has taken his hat off to the entrepreneurial spirit of two young businessmen.

James Morris and Paul Himsworth have just opened Rodinis, their second cafe, in the Waterdale area of the town centre.

The pair already run the nearby Java Deli café.

James, who trained as an army chef, has a varied CV having worked at the House of Commons, a top restaurant in the Caribbean and even catered for the cast and crew of Emmerdale. Paul used to run Italian Restaurant Santini’s in Copley Road.

Rodini’s specialises in home made hot and cold food and also sells newspapers.

James said: “We use locally sourced produce and halal meat with a focus on value for money meal deals. Waterdale is a good location for a café – or two! – with the courts, job centre, police station and council offices all within walking distance.

The ambitious duo already have plans for a second Rodinis too.

Mr Davies said: “I am delighted to be opening Rodini’s which will provide a useful service to the many people who work in the Waterdale area. I admire James and Paul’s ambition and entrepreneurial spirit in expanding their business in the town centre.”