The Co-operative Loan Fund assisted The Bakery Dunbar back in 2011, when Dunbar residents formed a community co-operative with the vision of re-opening the only bakery in their village. The venture attracted investment from over 550 local supporters, and the co-op happily opened its doors (and turned on the ovens) in October 2011.
We’ve watched the bakery grow from strength to strength ever since. Their latest achievement was certainly an exciting one; competing in ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery over the winter, and we were delighted to see them reach the final. If you missed seeing them on the show, there’s still a few days to catch up on ITV’s internet player, we must warn you though; watching it will probably make your mouth water…
A massive well done to the fantastic bakers at Dunbar who create such wondrous and delicious things, and to the Dunbar community whose love and support for the venture has paid off so handsomely.
Read more about how we assisted The Bakery Dunbar in this case study.