Island bakery secures science park contract
AN ANGLESEY baker has secured the contract to run the cafe at the island’s £20m science park.
Menai Science Park (M-SParc), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bangor University, recently announced that 11 companies are ready to move in when the park opens early this year.
Now bosses have confirmed that local business Becws Môn will run the on-site café.
M-SParc aims to provide high quality premises for companies in the science and technology sectors, and offers unique support packages to each company in order to assist them to grow.
A spokeswoman said: “M-SParc wants to see businesses grow and develop, and decided having a branded franchise on site wouldn’t fit in with this ethos.
“Becws Môn were awarded contract because of the high quality produce and service they offer.
“The offer will include breakfast and lunchtime meals, providing catering for meetings and events, and cups of local Poblado coffee to fuel the com- panies on site. As the Tanio area is open to the public, anyone can come and enjoy the food on offer.”
Ieuan Wyn Jones, director of the science park, said “It’s excellent news that Becws Môn will run the cafe facil- ity. We will work closely with them – as we will with all our tenant businesses – to ensure their businesses succeed and grow on the park.
“Recently we won the Green Business award at the Daily Post business award, so it would be remiss of us if we didn’t work with Becws Môn to ensure that we use recyclable packaging, limit our food waste, and reward customers who bring reusable coffee mugs.
“Using local produce and suppliers is also important to us, as it helps reduce our carbon footprint, and we see Becws Môn already doing this to produce high quality food.”
Richard Lewis, CEO of Becws Môn, said “We’re really looking forward to this opportunity, which allows expansion for our company.
“We have a small outlet at Gaerwen, Becws Mefus on the Island already, so it’s great to be able to add M-SParc to this.
“We’re keen to ensure the food we offer is of a high quality and consistent, as we know some companies will be bringing potential investors to see them at M-SParc and what we offer will be part of that experience.”
He added: “The M-SParc team so far have been great, and we look forward to working closely with them on this venture.”
Benjamin Lee and Richard Lewis, who will be running the cafe at M-Sparc