core values

Bakery Cakery | Core Values

be sustainable

Waste less, live more

A great slogan around rethinking how we live and making changes to reduce our environmental impact whilst improving the health and happiness of ourselves and each other.  What is good for the environment is good for us too

We are proud to say that 100% of our energy is clean, if not from our very own bank of solar panels then from the ecotricity solar and wind parks, powering everything from our mixers and ovens to our car.  ecotricity were the first green energy company and the work they are doing can only be commended

Nothing frustrates us more than getting home from the shops and placing most of the packaging straight into the recycling bin.  As a result, we have put a lot of focus on ensuring we have sustainable packaging, 80% of which is either recycled or biodegradable.  We are determined to get this figure to 100% 

40% of our packaging is recycled, starting with our ingredients, thank you and gift cards, which are made from recycled t-shirt off cuts.  These are closely followed by our lovely boxes, made from 100% recycled materials, 80% of which is post consumer.  Finally, the greaseproof paper that wraps our cakes is made from 100% recycle materials, all post consumer 

40% of our packaging is biodegradable.  Yes, that is right, you can pop the following packaging on to your compost heap, when you have finished with it, and make your very own compost to grow your own

support small

....support a dream

This one is close to our hearts.  Britain's cottage industry was thriving in the early 18th century, encouraging people to use innovation and creativity to produce unique, high quality goods

We are excited to see a renaissance of the cottage industry across Britain, with small businesses and producers pouring love and care into every one of their products

We are pleased to say that 70% of our suppliers, without whom we wouldn't have a product to ship to you, our lovely customers, every month, have less than 49 employees, classified as small and micro sized businesses

At the next level, 80% of our suppliers have less than 249 employees, classified as a medium sized business

live organic

live simply, so others can simply live

Living organically is a lifestyle choice and even the smallest of changes can have a huge impact on both the environment and our health.  Without the added desires of consumerism, one can learn to enjoy the simple things in life

100% of the fruit and vegetables we grow at Bakery Cakery HQ are grown organically, either by ourselves from seed or from seedlings and plants purchased at organic nurseries.  We only use organic seaweed as feed along with our own organic compost.  We are also planning on experimenting with making our own organic feed for the first time next year

All of our waste is passed through filter beds, where bacteria breaks it down.  As with any good bacteria, they do not like chemicals, meaning we use 100% organic cleaning products and sometimes even put some yoghurt down the drains to feed the bacteria.  However, when plant-based products are as effective as their chemical counterparts, why would you not choose the organic option?

We are proud to say that at 100% of our ingredients are organic and we are in the process of applying for certification through the soil association