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Ballyholme’s Bumble and Goose recognised in UK Enterprise Awards 2022


Lynsey Bleakley of Bumble and Goose.

Lynsey Bleakley of Bumble and Goose.

Lynsey Bleakley of Bumble and Goose.

Ballyholme-based Bumble and Goose has been named Best Family Run Luxury Bakery in the prestigious UK Enterprise Awards 2022.

The bakery, founded and run by Lynsey Bleakley, is a specialist in luxury cakes and other products including brownies, biscuits and traybakes for corporate and private customers.

Award organisers said: ‘In the face of unprecedented hardship and uncertainty, UK business owners have demonstrated the upmost dedication and innovation in the ways that they have not only adapted but weathered the Covid-19 storm to ensure the survival of their businesses.

‘The UK Enterprise Awards looks to honour the leading SMEs, whatever their size, across the UK.’

This Awards are open to any business trading in the UK, identifying as a small to medium-sized enterprise, and are free to enter. An in-house research team carefully analyses the information available online and in the public domain as well as any materials supplied by nominees.

Former nurse Lynsey Bleakley established the small bakery almost three years ago and has already been recognised as baker of the Best Luxury Brownies in Northern Ireland by Luxlife magazine.

The bakery also produces rocky roads, macarons, fudge, personalised biscuits and cakes.

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“We bake and gift box our treats for doorstep delivery across UK and Ireland as well as local delivery for cakes,” said Bleakley.

Her personalised biscuits proved to be extremely popular as gifts during the pandemic. “Customers have used our boxes to send goodwill messages to family and friends throughout the UK and other parts of Europe,” she said.