Is­land bak­ery se­cures science park con­tract

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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

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