Top craft award for popular bakery
THE popular Jenkins Bakery has been recognised as the top Craft Bakery Business of the Year in Wales.
The bakery, based in Llanelli, but with branches throughout South Wales, now goes forward to the prestigious British Bakery Industry Awards (BIA) to battle it out against six other bakeries from all four corners of the UK.
“It’s a massive achievement,” said Jenkins Bakery operations director Russell Jenkins.
“It’s a testament to the quality of work produced day-in-day-out by our team of quality craft bakers and the staff who work in our many shops across South Wales.”
“We are very proud of our staff here at the Jenkins Bakery – many of whom have been with us for more than 10 years.
“The Bakery Industry Awards are recognised as the Oscars of the business in the UK and we are very proud to have secured the regional Wales award.
“We now come to the even more exciting part of moving forward to compete against other bakeries from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.”
The awards evening will be hosted by former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts in the glamorous surroundings of The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, on Wednesday, September 4.
David Jenkins, the firm’s company secretary and commercial director, said: “This is yet another milestone achievement for us as we head towards our 100th anniversary year. This year marks 98 years of trading,” said Mr Jenkins.
“There aren’t many businesses that can boast 98 years of operation – and there aren’t many that can still hold to their family roots.
“The Jenkins brand is firmly established in west Wales and beyond and we are looking forward to celebrating our centenary in two years’ time.
“We always strive to produce quality products for our customers and we are grateful for their continued support. We are a real family business and we have a wonderful relationship with our customers, suppliers and supporters.”
Previous awards collected by Jenkins Bakery include one for “The Most Loved Bakery in Wales”.