Cornish Bakery

Source: Cornish Bakery

Rapidly growing independent bakery chain Cornish Bakery has opened a new shop in Truro as it plans for further expansion across the UK.

The company has announced that five other sites are now in development in Canterbury, Salisbury, Harrogate, Norwich and Cheltenham, and that further shop locations are going through the legal process and will be announced soon.

Meanwhile, several of the brand’s bakeries including Gunwharf Quays, Gloucester Quays, Bath, York, Newquay, and Clark’s Village in Street have been refurbished and re-opened under the company’s new branding. This follows a rebrand that launched in 2021 after being developed by Cornwall-based A-Side Design.

“Bakery is most definitely the new coffee shop, and we’re continuing to bring our unique experience, and our top-flight customer service, to places and spaces all over the country,” said Cornish Bakery founder Steve Grocutt.

Cornish Bakery has worked with local artists and artisan makers for the Truro bakery, and many products produced by them are being designed into the chain’s future locations.

The Truro site features lights from Falmouth-based Tom Raffield, Perranarworthal-based Studio Haran and West Cornwall-based Lin Lovekin. It has tiles that are handmade and painted by Decorum Studio in Wadebridge and artwork by Ella Carty, who has a studio at Krowji in Redruth.

“Truro has been incredible,” said Grocutt. “We have found the right location in Cornwall’s capital city, and trading here has already far exceeded our wildest expectations. Alongside positive comments about the bakery’s look and feel, we’re gaining five-star reviews.”

Cornish Bakery achieved EBITDA of £4.2m for the full year to May 2022, with profit before tax of £3.1m. The business said that it had enjoyed record sales and profit margins across its tourism locations, and that strong post-pandemic recovery had been seen in its high street and factory outlet centres.