Tempo was born when I (May Gem) decided that  the investment banking sector wasn’t for me as I wasn’t getting much fulfillment from staring at not just one but two computer screens. I knew there was more to life than being cooped up in an office where i’d be destined to spend a massive chunk of my waking hours. The thought of this being my life for the next 40 years or so scared me and I knew I had to do something about it. 


I spoke to my family and my brother Liam was also interested in supporting me start a business. I began with the idea of frozen yogurt and quickly realised that being in Scotland this wouldn’t be the best product - TOO COLD here! I was in London and spotted someone carrying this drink that I could only get when in Malaysiai visiting my family which I later discovered was called Bubble Tea. This became the starting point for Tempo, we were going to launch the first Bubble Tea store in Scotland. Since 2013, we have grown our product range so much that I wouldn’t define ourselves as simply a Bubble Tea store but more a diverse drinks bar that whatever your Tempo is, we will help you find the perfect drink. 


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