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Owners of Ben's Bakes, Ben & Hannah.
Together for 8 years, married in 2017 and have two gorgeous boys.
We started Ben's Bakes in 2015 from home, Ben used to single handedly do everything at Ben's Bakes in the early days. From baking, packaging and delivering until 10pm each night. Hannah was looking after our then 2 year old and helping in the evening with taking the orders whilst Ben was out delivering.
We quickly needed to find a bigger kitchen as demand grew, so that's when we found a commercial kitchen to rent in Torquay. From there we decided to open up our first little shop in Preston, Paignton. We got busier and busier and we started taking on staff to help with the work load.
We outgrew our shop and finally in November 2019 we opened our new bigger shop & Kitchen in Hyde Road, Paignton. Just 4 weeks before our second son was born.
Now back from maternity leave, Hannah works part time arranging all of our wedding and events bookings.
We now have a team of 12 at Ben's Bakes and we continue to grow each day.
Livvy was our first member of staff and joined us in 2016 as a volunteer to gain experience. She then became a apprentice, working with us alongside her college course. Working her way up from the bottom, she has recently become our kitchen manager. Livvy is super organised and keeps all of our paperwork in check, helping to maintain our level 5 hygiene rating. When she's not busy organising you can find her making our many birthday cake orders.
Lara joined us in 2017 as a part time baking assistant. Since the start she has worked really hard on expanding her baking skills and has recently become our kitchen supervisor. Lara can be found making most of our delivery cakes, especially brownies and blondies. No matter how busy she is, she's very good at getting the job done!
Heather joined the team in 2019. Starting off as the quiet one, she is now the complete opposite! You can always count on Heather to come out with the strangest of questions that make everyone laugh. Heather is our queen of rocky road and can often be found taking most of our Instagram worthy photos.
Debbie joined us at the beginning of 2020. One of the loudest members of the team, you can find her packing deliveries and keeping the delivery drivers in check.
Claire started with us mid lockdown to help with the sheer amount of orders. Now Claire sorts all of our postal orders, making, packaging and sending them out.
Maisie is one of the most recent members of the team, joining us in August 2020 alongside Olivia. Both of them are our new general kitchen assistants and we can't wait to learn more about them and their personalities.
Olivia is one of the most recent members of the team, joining us in August 2020 alongside Maisie. Both of them are our new general kitchen assistants and we can't wait to learn more about them and their personalities.
Kris joined us during lockdown when we were super busy with deliveries. Since then he has become our full time second driver. Previously being a taxi driver, Kris knows his way around.