Raise Bakery is to open its first retail shop in Hove this week, and will sell bread for the first time.

The Worthing-based, family-run business currently bakes cakes and deserts for businesses and airlines, but on Friday (19 June) will open its first shop on Church Road, Hove, to sell directly to the public.

It will sell sweet goods, which are currently produced by the bakery, as well as 20 different flavours of brownie, sandwiches, coffees and juices.

It will also sell bread, after partnering with Lewes-based Flint Owl Bakery, including sourdough and organic loaves.

Lindsay Jacobs, development director at the bakery, started the business from her family kitchen six years ago. She said: “It has gone really well. We have employed an amazing store manager and are currently just employing a few more staff.

“We are very excited, it’s something we have always wanted to do and it will be great to become forward facing to the public.”

The bakery will also sell supplies to home bakers, including fondants and cake decorations.

The store has been designed to have a ‘smart but industrial’ look, to emulate the central bakery. It will feature a large community space offering free wifi for people to come and work while at the shop.

The business has also recently launched a product range in to Bagelman, and is developing new products for airlines.