Charity of the Year Presentation

Posted on Feb 9, 2017

Charity of the Year Presentation

It was a pleasure to welcome the C T Baker Budgens of Holt and Aylsham 2016 charities of the year to the C T Baker Group cheque presentation on 9th February 2017. Over the course of the year, C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham of Holt, alongside Bakers and Larners of Holt, were pleased to raise over £20,000 for their local charities – the highest total raised by the stores to date. As part of this figure, we were glad to present ‘The Mardler’ talking newspaper with the funds raised from our 5p carrier bag charge at Budgens of Aylsham and Holt, and Bakers and Larners in 2016. Charities welcomed to the in-store presentation and their totals raised were: – Friends of Kelling Hospital (C T Baker Budgens of Holt 2016 charity of the year) – £8,240.00 – Camphill Communities Thornage Hall (Bakers and Larners 2016 charity of the year) – £1,929.41 – The Mardler talking newspaper – £2,659.10 – Holt Friday Club – £500 – Holt 1960s Club – £500 The presentation follows C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham’s ceremony on 17th January whereby its 2016 charity the year, the Aylsham Care Trust, was presented with a cheque for £6,343.15 by C T Baker Group Managing Director, Michael Baker....

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Committed to the Community

Posted on Jan 27, 2017

Committed to the Community

Following the recent announcement that Booker Group, the owner of the Budgens brand, is to be acquired by Tesco, we would like to reassure our customers that C T Baker Budgens Aylsham and Holt stores in North Norfolk will remain independently-owned by C T Baker Group. C T Baker Group is committed to developing its Budgens stores, which we value as an integral part of our business strategy and are of vital importance in supporting the local communities where we live and work. We will continue to work with all our local suppliers to source the best and freshest products, whilst providing everyday value without compromise on quality. The planned acquisition of Booker Group by Tesco does not include the sale of C T Baker Budgens stores in Holt and Aylsham. We are a family-run business, which will remain dedicated to serving our customers and community by providing an exceptional level of service and the highest standards and availability of products now and in the...

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Post Office Opens at Budgens of Holt

Posted on Dec 1, 2016

Post Office Opens at Budgens of Holt

Seven day post office services come to Holt as new facilities open in the town’s Budgens store.  Following months of public consultation and planning, Holt’s new Post Office at C T Baker Budgens of Holt was formally opened on Thursday 1st December by Andy Kingham, UK General Manager Post Office Ltd and Duncan Baker, Finance Director and Post Master for C T Baker Group’s postal services. The move sees the Baker business go back to its roots, following its early postal service endeavours in the town of Holt in the 1800s. Open seven days a week, the new Holt Post Office will function as a main branch supplying a host of postal services and advice on financial services, ISAs, savings accounts, home insurance and life insurance. Passport form check and send services, travel insurance and on-demand travel money will also be provided. Many will be surprised to learn that this latest venture is not the first instance of the Baker family’s involvement in Holt’s postal services. As far back as 1869 the firm’s 3rd generation owner, Charles Baker, was listed in the Post Office Directory of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk as a Stamp Distributor and proprietor of a stamp office on Holt Market Place. Duncan Baker commented: “this is a fantastic addition to our portfolio of services within Budgens. We can now offer longer more convenient opening hours and parking for our customers. We have put together a fantastic team including a specialist of our financial products.” Post Office services will be available at the following times (8:00am – 5:30pm Monday – Saturday. 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday) Christmas opening hours Christmas Day – CLOSED Boxing Day – CLOSED 27th December – CLOSED New Year’s Day – CLOSED 2nd January 2017 –...

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Budgens of Aylsham & Holt Named as IAA Award Finalists

Posted on Oct 13, 2016

Following the success of being named in the Top 100 IAA Independent Retailers 2016, Budgens of Aylsham and Holt are pleased to be named as finalists at this year’s Independent Achievers Academy Awards! At the Local Shop Summit, at Twickenham Stadium, 12th October, both stores were nominated in the following categories: Budgens of Aylsham – Marketing to customers – In-store display   Budgens of Holt – Effective ranging – Retail innovation As the only two stores nominated in our region, both will go ahead to represent Norfolk at the the prestigious IAA Gala Dinner and prize presentation in London on 1 December....

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C T Baker Budgens Shortlisted for National Retail Award

Posted on Sep 30, 2016

C T Baker Budgens Shortlisted for National Retail Award

C T Baker Budgens Stores Shortlisted for National Retail Award Congratulations to our Budgens Aylsham and Holt stores, which have both been shortlisted in this year’s Independent Achievers Academy Awards.         Budgens Aylsham nominations: – Marketing to customers – Merchandising – In Store Display – Availability – Staff Development   Budgens Holt nominations: – Retail Innovation – Effective Ranging   Our stores are two of the 55 stores shortlisted for the awards so far. In the next stage of the competition, four finalists in each category will be announced at the Local Shop Summit on 12th October. Following this, the eventual winners will be announced at a prestigious IAA Gala Dinner in London on 1st December. The best of luck to our stores!...

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Aylsham & Holt in the Top 100 Retailers

Posted on Aug 31, 2016

Aylsham & Holt in the Top 100 Retailers

The Independent Achievers Academy Top 100 Stores for 2016 Announced!   The 100 independent convenience stores doing the most to serve their local communities around the UK have been unveiled by the Independent Achievers Academy. Budgens of Aylsham & Budgens of Holt have both qualified in the top 100 stores.   Selection of the top 100 follows a rigorous mystery shopping programme across the UK using the IAA’s industry-leading benchmarks that measure the simple things that retailers can do to provide excellent service to shoppers.   Click on the link below to read more.   Top 100 Independent Retailers in the UK & Ireland...

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