24/ Launderette Service

Posted on Aug 3, 2018

24/ Launderette Service

Wash while you shop with the Revolution Laundry Service at C T Baker Budgens Holt. Available 24/7 with 8kg & 18kg washing machines and high capacity 18kg dryer, our machines are ideal even for large duvets, blankets and pillows. Hypoallergenic washing liquid provided. Self-service and available for your use, outside our store. Kerridge Way, Holt.

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Budgens Holt – Charity Cheque Presentation

Posted on Feb 27, 2018

Budgens Holt – Charity Cheque Presentation

On Thursday 22nd February, C T Baker Budgens of Holt was proud to welcome Admiral Nurses North Norfolk to its 2017 ‘charity of the year’ cheque presentation. Over a period of 12 months, the Budgens store raised a grand total of £8,253.53 for the charity through initiatives including in-store tombolas, raffles and at town-wide events such as the Holt 1940s Weekend and Holt Christmas lights switch-on. The cheque was presented to Zena Aldridge (Senior Consultant Admiral Nurse) by Michael Baker (C T Baker Group Managing Director), Beverley Thirtle (Customer Service Manager) and Sandra Taylor-Meeds (Budgens of Holt Manager). “This money is to go towards £25,000 that was pledged by a group of fundraisers in and around Holt — a total that was supposed to have been raised over a period of two years and has already been raised within a year,” said Ms Aldridge. “We had a meeting with Mr Baker last year where he said he would pledge £5,000. He has clearly exceeded that. It’s brilliant.” Admiral Nurses North Norfolk provide specialist dementia support, expert guidance and practical support for families affected by dementia. The money raised by Budgens of Holt is to part-fund an Admiral nurse posted at Holt practice, enabling the organisation to continue to bring Admiral nurses into North...

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C T Baker Budgens Local Supplier Awards 2017

Posted on May 24, 2017

C T Baker Budgens Local Supplier Awards 2017

On Thursday 11th of May, C T Baker Budgens of Holt and Aylsham were proud to welcome 59 invited guests to the sixth annual local suppliers’ dinner and award ceremony. Congratulations to H V Graves Butchers of Briston, who were crowned winners of the ‘Local Supplier of the Year’ award at this year’s event. C T Baker Budgens stores also extend their congratulations to the ‘Local Supplier of the Year’ runners-up — Norfolk Pie Man and the Buxton Potato Company.   The C T Baker Budgens local supplier evening continues to be a great success and is enjoyed by both suppliers and staff alike who benefit from the opportunity to meet and enjoy each other’s wares in a dinner featuring products from the local producers.   “Our customers are sure to find the very best in fresh local produce and product selections from over 30 of the stores’ local suppliers at C T Baker Budgens of Holt and Aylsham, including our latest addition rare breed Gloucester Old Spot sausages,” commented C T Baker Group Managing Director, Michael Baker.   C T Baker Budgens is pleased to reveal that, as a result of the raffle on the night, £250 was raised for Admiral Nurses for North Norfolk — C T Baker Budgens of Holt’s dementia charity of the...

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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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