CT Baker Budgens – COVID-19

Posted on Mar 18, 2020

CT Baker Budgens – COVID-19

CT Baker Budgens of Holt/Aylsham puts its staff, customers and suppliers at the heart of everything it does, and during these challenging and unprecedented times, never has there been a more important time to continue doing so.

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Staff raise a record amount for Macmillan Cancer Support Group, north Norfolk

Posted on Jan 16, 2020

Staff raise a record amount for Macmillan Cancer Support Group, north Norfolk

A year of fundraising by staff at CT Baker Budgens of Holt has resulted in a donation of £19,885 to volunteers from Macmillan Cancer Support Group, north Norfolk .   During 2019 staff baked, walked and hosted lots of different events throughout the year to raise a record amount for the charity which was selected in memory of a valued colleague who tragically passed away.   Jane Gurney-Read, acting Managing Director of the CT Baker Group, together with representatives from the team, presented the cheque, and said: “I am very proud of the team who have given their time, effort and skill to raise this tremendous amount for Macmillan Cancer Support in north Norfolk, and I am grateful to our customers who have supported the in store fundraising activities.”   Jo Haywood from Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “This is a fabulous total after a year of fundraising at CT Baker Budgens of Holt. A huge thank you to everyone who worked so hard raising this money and to all who generously donated and sponsored events. All the money raised is ring-fenced to provide Macmillan services in North Norfolk to support those living with...

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C T Baker Group Reveals its Local Food Supplier of the Year 2019

Posted on May 10, 2019

C T Baker Group Reveals its Local Food Supplier of the Year 2019

On Thursday 9th May, C T Baker Group proudly welcomed a host of the Norfolk region’s finest producers to its annual local supplier awards. Held at the Feathers Hotel, Holt, the 2019 C T Baker local supplier awards marks the 8th year of the C T Baker local supplier event — a celebration of the many local producers to be found at the C T Baker Budgens stores and Bakers & Larners Food Hall. In recent years, the award’s winners have included Sharrington Strawberries, Martin’s Farm, Cornerways Nursery, Broadland Hams, H V Graves butchers and last year’s winner, Havensfield Eggs. This year, C T Baker Group has revealed its local supplier of the year as Mrs Temple Cheese. The evening’s two runners up were D & F McCarthy and Black Shuck Ltd. Guests at the event were treated to a three course menu incorporating produce from the many local suppliers in attendance. On the evening, a raffle was held in aid of C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham and Holt’s 2019 charities of the year — Walnut Tree Health & Wellbeing and Macmillan Cancer Support North Norfolk. C T Baker Group’s close relationship with its local suppliers dates back to 1982 whereby a range of products from Pointen’s Dairy, Melton Constable, were introduced at the Bakers & Larners Food Hall. At that time, Pointen’s Dairy was one of the earliest Norfolk dairy farms to pursue the diversification of their produce, and many other firms would soon follow suit to find their place in the...

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24/7 Launderette Service

Posted on Aug 3, 2018

24/7 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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