Welbournes Bakery Ltd has successfully acquired the majority shareholding of J H Starbuck bakery in Market Rasen.
The acquisition of J H Starbuck means that the employment of the existing staff has been secured, fourth generation owner, Richard Starbuck, will remain as a key member of the team and take on the MD role for all bakery and pastry production at both Market Rasen and Navenby sites.
“Richard’s experience and knowledge handed down by three past generations of Starbucks will be of great benefit to our business into the future,” explains new owner, Stuart Hancock.
“This acquisition has brought together two long established, bakery businesses to provide support for an ever expanding customer base; securing jobs at both locations and enabling more products to be developed resulting in us being able to provide our customers with a wider range of bakery and pastry products,” he adds.
“Taking on J H Starbuck is good news for the local community as, along with securing local jobs, we are also looking to take our expertise and handmade recipes created at Welbournes Bakery and expand our range using J H Starbuck’s facilities. We are also looking forward to developing and expanding the wholesale market throughout Lincolnshire and beyond.”
“The local community relies on these smaller, long-standing businesses to provide quality products using locally sourced produce.”
Welbournes Bakery Ltd is owned by Wild Jacks Ltd whose objective is to secure and promote Lincolnshire brands and owners Stuart & Joanna Hancock (both Lincolnshire born and bred) are keen to secure local businesses within the community.
“Since the foundation of Wild Jacks last year, we’ve already taken on Welbournes Bakery and Odlings Butchers, securing these long standing family businesses which have both been trading for over 100 years,” explains Stuart.
“Through our range of outlets, Wild Jacks supplies a fantastic range of ethically produced and local produce which we will continue to grow and expand across our shops and wholesale outlets including restaurants, cafes and schools.”