As many of you may have read in last week’s Stockport Express and Stockport Times we are keen to donate our leftover bread to good causes.
At the bakery, everything is baked fresh, on the day and if it is not sold on the day, we don’t sell it. This is an important principle of our business, but of course creates a challenge as the bread buying patterns of the good people of Bramhall are sometimes difficult to predict… So, despite our best efforts to plan production accurately, we often have leftover bread.
We regularly get asked, ‘what happens to the leftover bread?’ In short, we donate it to local charities (including Wellspring and Hot Shots) or to local farmers for animal food. Ideally, we would love to give this to local charities and good causes everyday, but we are restricted by people coming to pick up bread for these charities. Do get in touch if you are able to come and collect leftover bread for a genuine good cause or event and we will see what we can do. Pop in and ask for Scott or Jo or e-mail email@example.com
We are very excited to have received a business boost from TV Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis. On Sunday I tweeted Theo about the bakery during ‘Small Business Sunday’, a twitter initiative set up by Theo that runs weekly. I was keen to show off our lovely new website and hopefully get some recognition for all of our hard work.
Amazingly, Theo re‐tweeted my message to over 300,000 followers and the ‘twittersphere’ went crazy – we got about 100 new followers in an hour and have made lots of new connections and interest in the bakery.
We will also be profiled on Theo’s new website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that is exclusive to Small Business Sunday winners. We are on his home page at the moment which is very exciting!