09/02/2023: Anyone for PUDDIN?

Cake fans from across Norfolk are excited to hear PUDDIN cakery is opening its first shop in Thetford, after receiving grant support from Breckland Council. The funding has enabled PUDDIN, famous in the area for its tasty cakes, to transfer from being based at the owner's home to a business on the high street.

As part of the Breckland Council 'Meanwhile' Project, PUDDIN has received just under £10,000 in grant support to help launch its shop in the town. The funding will help cover rent for the first few months, pay for shop fittings and support exterior renovations. The tasty cakery is set to open to the public on 10th February.

Cllr Paul Claussen, Executive Member for Economic Development and Growth at Breckland Council, commented: "It can be challenging for business entrepreneurs to make the leap to the high street, which is why our Meanwhile Project can make a real difference. The grant funding we've provided alongside business advice will help this business take the next step while also filling a vacant unit, which helps our towns continue to thrive. I am delighted to see PUDDIN open on the high street, driven by Jess and her fantastic entrepreneurial spirit and wonderful bakes and I wish her the very best of luck in her new venture!"

Jess Doe, owner of PUDDIN in Thetford, commented: "I am thrilled to be opening PUDDIN as a cakery! It feels like only yesterday we were setting up our first stall at our local church and now we're preparing to open our very first shop! Breckland Council were the catalyst for us finding the perfect unit and the council's support has been invaluable, none of this would be happening without their help. I am beyond grateful to have received so much support from local people too, I cannot wait to get the doors open and start serving our delicious cakes and bakes."


Last updated: 04/09/2023 07:08:35