Artisan bakery scoops national award

Northumberland-based artisan bakery The Running Fox has won a Country Homes and Interiors My Country Business Award.

The Morpeth bakery won the Hospitality and Leisure category, and will receive coverage in Country Homes and Interiors magazine and business mentoring sessions from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage team as part of its prize.

Kris Blackburn, owner of the Running Fox, expressed her delight at the win and said her goal was to open premises in every village in her local area.

She said: “My dream is a quality bakery and cakery in every village – let’s see if Hugh can help us make our dreams come true.

“It’s the sort of national exposure and business expertise that money just can’t buy for a small rural business like ours, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what business experts think about the way we can develop.”

Earlier this year, The Running Fox took the Coolest Café of the Year title, as part of the WOW24/7 Awards 2016, and also recently expanded into a second premises. It sells handmade cakes, pies and artisan breads, all baked on-site.

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