Wye Bakery in Bakewell has plans to grow with help from our business advice service.
After working in London on the wholesale artisan bakery scene, where he collaborated with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and supplied prestigious companies such as Harrods and Selfridges, Jon Rolfe moved back to his Derbyshire roots to open Wye Bakehouse.
“ I felt there was an opportunity for a local ‘premier product’ artisan bakery in the area and so decided to look for premises here. We are now supplying our natural sourdough and other breads and pastries to local food outlets such as Chatsworth Farm Shop and Bakewell Deli and also sell at several farmers’ markets in Derbyshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.”
Now, less than six months after setting up at Bakewell’s Riverside Business Park , Jon has plans to grow his artisan bakery and is being assisted by Derbyshire Dales District Council’s professional business advisor Heather Bradford, helping him to plug into a variety of support packages including specialist advice and funding opportunities, as well as building local contacts in the area.
District Council Leader, Councillor Lewis Rose OBE said:
"This is the latest addition to a growing number of artisan food and drink businesses in the Derbyshire Dales area and it’s great news that our business advice service, delivered in partnership with the D2N2 Growth Hub, continues to help local companies achieve their expansion plans and create new jobs here in the Derbyshire Dales.”
Dales businesses needing help with their growth projects can contact Derbyshire Dales Business Advice on 07825 344653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There's also an online contact form at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/businessform. The service is funded by the District Council and European Regional Developmet Fund.
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