The now well established bakery on Barton Street in Bath are reaching out to the business community at large to help it’s growth but as Duncan, company founder explains, they are not after handouts:
“With the economic uncertainty that is ahead businesses need to be more careful now than ever with their spending. This is why we have chosen to offer varying levels of investment against which we are offering the businesses that choose to back us a number of rewards ranging from mince pies for the office to full corporate team building days with a fantastic meal and bread baking activities in our bakery school, corporate event catering or even a christmas meal for their staff or clients”.
The concept is really quite straightforward. We need to get cash in the bank to finance our fit out. We are therefore inviting local businesses to help back our expansion plans and we are offering a whole load of rewards as well as the kudos of “backing the little one” up for grabs.
Businesses that have chosen to back Thoughtful Bread and bag themselves some of the catering and corporate entertainment that’s on offer include:
EP Mallory & Son Ltd
“The Thoughtful Bread Company epitomizes all that is good in an Independent Business. The traditional qualities of a home grown bakery which services the customer both in terms of being made and consumed on the premises is a rare find. Every encouragement should be given to a business that wishes to expand its success story into new horizons.”
Robert Vander Woerd, Managing Director, EP Mallory & Son Ltd
Jacobs Coffee & Mokoko
“We have been working with Duncan for the last three years and as an independent business also we have come to admire and recognise the huge effort and pride he puts into his business and customers. We have benefited so much from working with Duncan at Thoughtful Bread and without hesitation want to support him further his success in any way we can.”
Jake Harris, founder of Jacobs Coffee house and Mokoko
“I’ve supported Duncan professionally with the development of Thoughtful Bread over the years and seen it flourish with him at the helm. I certainly believe he can do anything as he has the passion, drive and focus to make it happen. All he needs now is a little support from you!”
Martin Hoyle, Managing director PMBC Ltd
“We at Lovejoys Wholesale are very happy to support Duncan in expanding his business into the next door premises. The Thoughtful Bread Company is very well suited to Bath and we wish him every success with this interesting way of raising the finance through contacting people that he deals with. We are a local business supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to many Bath businesses and are glad to help him to grow his Company, you only have to walk past the door to smell the wonderful bread”
Neil Mortimer, Managing Director
“ We’re delighted to be a part of Thoughtful Bread’s growth. The team at SearchStar love the morning pastries, cakes and lunches, the list of favourites is endless, and we feel incredibly lucky to have you just around the corner. We can’t wait to try even bigger and better cakes! Good luck with your continued rise!”
Dan Fallon, Managing Director, SearchStar
“At Mogers Drewett we are proud to support local independent businesses such as The Thoughtful Bread Company”
Steven Treharne, Managing Partner Mogers Drewett
Here’s how businesses can get involved:
We have devised a few set packages to make things easy for those considering getting involved. Please note that more often than not we have negotiated bespoke packages with our backers, with everything from corporate catering contracts to team building days in our bakery school and everything in between. So, if the idea of backing us interests you, but the packages below don’t appeal, get in touch and let’s talk.
- £500 indie business support – a huge thank you from us, a mention on our patron’s wall and in social media, lunch for up to 10 of your staff and 100 mince pies for the office this Christmas.
- £1000 – a huge thank you from us, a mention on our patron’s wall and in social media, a lunch/dinner for up to 20 of your staff or clients, and 100 mince pies for the office this Christmas.
- £5000 – as above including a private booking of our bakery to include bakery tour, bakery course and light lunch for up to 15 of your staff or clients, and separate private lunch/dinner for up to 20 of your staff or clients on another occasion.
To date we have raised a whopping £20K of our £30K target, but it’s not too late for your firm to get involved.
“This is a very exciting time for us” explains the bakery entrepreneur. “Unlike other bakeries with large scale wholesale plans, our ambitions are a lot closer to home. We are working towards being a busy local bakery and café, supportive of, and supported by the local community”.
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