Dogs for the Disabled, Our Charity for 2015

Posted on Feb 26, 2015

Dogs for the Disabled was chosen as our charity for 2015.  We will be raising lots of money over the course of the year for this amazing charity. Dogs have the power to change lives. Research has shown that dogs can improve our physical health, reduce stress and develop self-esteem. They can help increase our opportunities to socialise and improve a child’s concentration. Those positives become even greater when a dog is partnered with a disabled person. It’s also why we are constantly striving to find innovative ways to help people. Dogs for the Disabled is working to provide solutions to help people with a wide variety of different disabilities and conditions; from assistance dogs helping children and adults with physical disabilities and families affected by autism, to pet dog autism workshops, and innovative new projects working in schools and residential care...

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Send Parcels from Budgens of Holt

Posted on Feb 26, 2015

Send Parcels from Budgens of Holt

Sending Parcels has never been easier.   Get your parcels delivered swiftly, simply and securely with myHermes.  Here’s how. 1. Register and book at myhermes.co.uk 2. Print out your label and delivery note 3. Place the delivery note into the parcel and affix the label securely to the parcel 4. Drop it off at the kiosk of Budgens of Holt 5. Delivery as soon as 2 – 4 working days later. .    

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Charity Presentation for 2014

Posted on Feb 26, 2015

On Friday, 6th February 2015, a cheque presentation was held at Bakers & Larners of Holt for C T Baker Group’s chosen charities of 2014.  Managing Director Mr Michael Baker was delighted to present cheques to The East Anglian Air Ambulance, the Holt Youth Project and the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House. Budgens of Holt raised a total of £7,423.70 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, a fantastic effort from all of the staff who organised raffles, tombolas and cake sales throughout the year. The chosen charity for Bakers and Larners was the Norfolk Hospice, who received a cheque for £1,902.91 raised through raffles, donations from sales and fundraising events. In addition, the sum of £1,891.20 was raised through the sponsorship and sale of the Tapping House Holt Christmas card, collection boxes in store and Mr Baker’s ‘arrest’ for crimes against fashion in March 2014! A cheque was also presented to the Holt Youth Project for £1,735.76 in respect of monies raised through carrier bag sales in Bakers and Larners Food Hall and Budgens of Holt. C T Baker Group would like to thank all employees for a fantastic effort throughout the year and above all want to recognise the dedication and vital work of these three local...

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Local Suppliers 2013/2014

Posted on Aug 28, 2014

Each year Budgens of Holt picks its ‘local supplier of the year’ and two runners-up. We look for; Quality of Produce Efficiency of supply Value for Money On Thursday 15th May 2014, 63 staff and suppliers enjoyed dinner, at the Feather’s Hotel, to celebrate the 3rd annual C T Baker Budgens of Holt Local Suppliers awards. The winner of this year’s trophy was Graves the Butcher, Briston for their dedication to delivering at the drop of a hat should the weather turn and produce an unexpected BBQ weekend. The runners-up were, a new supplier, Cornerways tomatoes who have very quickly become one of our major suppliers and Pointen’s Dairies who supply local milk, cream, ice-cream and yoghurt. A raffle was held which raised £250 for the East Anglian Air ambulance. 2013/2014 Graves The Butcher Cornerways Nursery Pointens Dairy Previous winners were; 2012 Martins Farm Chickens E.J. Perowne Eggs Fresh Approach 2011 Sharrington Strawberries Graves The Butcher E.J. Perowne Eggs...

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Community Retailer of the Year Award 2014

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

At last nights annual Budgens conference the team at Budgens of Holt were delighted to be awarded community retailer of the year. This is a huge accolade as there are 170 independently owned stores within the Budgens family. The award is recognition of all the dedication and involvement with the local community from the team at Budgens of Holt. 

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CT Baker Group acquires Budgens Aylsham

Posted on Oct 28, 2013

CT Baker Group acquires Budgens Aylsham

On the 10th September 2013 The CT Baker Group took over the running of the Budgens store at Aylsham.  An immediate refurbishment took place and the store was relaunched on October 10th, officially opened by long serving staff member Daphne Necchi. Please read here for EDP and EEN news reports CT Baker Budgens of Aylsham Aylsham Budgens set to reopen with new look and new boss Proud moment for long-serving Daphne as she opens revamped Aylsham supermarket    ...

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£15,289.67 raised in Aid of Big C

Posted on Oct 10, 2013

It was a crisp September morning when the 10 strong team of C T Baker Group led by MD Michael Baker were all in the hanger of UK Parachuting lying on their tummies with their arms and legs in the air trying to make a shape of a banana.  You ask yourself what on earth possessed them to do this; surely there were better things to do at 8am on a non-working day!  But the reason is quite simply – these brave folks were preparing to do a tandem skydive. In less than an hour they were scheduled to jump out of the plane at 13,000ft, free fall for 8,000ft in around 40 seconds at speeds of around 200mph when the parachute would open before descending to the safety of the ground to raise funds for the Big C – Norfolk and Waveney own cancer charity.  A further two members of the C T Baker team jumped at the beginning of October.   The team were delighted with the fundraising support they received from family and friends and also the generous support from suppliers to the group businesses.  Together through their efforts they were able to present a cheque to Daniel Williams, CEO and Diane Northway of Big C for £15,289.67.   Michael Baker commented that he was extremely proud of the team from the business who volunteered to jump and raised this truly amazing amount of money which will go to support families in Norfolk who are or have been affected by cancer.   In addition to the money raised from the skydive, supporters of the Group and employees have raised further funds via tombola’s, collections and...

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Sophie Christiansen OBE visits Holt

Posted on Aug 12, 2013

 Sophie Christiansen OBE visits Holt   We were delighted that Triple Paralympic Gold medallist Sophie Christiansen OBE made a visit to Holt on Friday 28th June. She started her day with a visit to  Gresham’s Prep School where as special guest speaker  she handed out the prizes for achievements in academia, art and music to all of  the Year 8 leavers.  In her speech Sophie spoke to the pupils and parents about her determination not to allow her disabilities to stop her from following her dreams and that winning her first bronze medal changed her life and gave her the confidence to carry on. She encouraged everyone present to embrace change and follow their dreams.  Her speech was inspiring and made a huge impact resulting in a standing ovation when she finished. Her day concluded with a visit  to Budgens of Holt  to lend her support to the team at Budgens who are raising money for the North Norfolk branch of Riding for the Disabled.  Riding for Disabled North Norfolk branch was selected by the staff at Budgens of Holt’s as their nominated charity for 2013. Sophie met riders and helpers from the charity and explained that she too had started her passion for riding as a result of a visit to her local RDA  when  6 years old and as such is a keen supporter of all they do. The riders were amazed by the weight of the gold medals and enjoyed wearing them with pride and imagining what might occur for them in the future. Sophie also spoke to the team at Budgens and thanked them for all their hard efforts in raising money for such a worthwhile cause.  To date through raffles, tombolas and other instore events they have been able to raise over £3,000. Although not possible  for Janeiro 6 , Sophie’s horse, to be with her on the  day the team at Budgens did want to show their appreciation for all his efforts in winning three gold medals so  sent Sophie away with a goodie bag containing carrots, apples and polos –carrots and apples sourced locally ! Sophie is a  truly inspirational ambassador and her visit to Holt was very  much appreciated by all those who met her and were able to hear her story so...

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Newly refurbished Budgens of Holt

Posted on Jun 19, 2013

Newly refurbished Budgens of Holt

Welcome to Budgens of Holt – Your local supermarket supplying local produce for local people Budgens shops are locally owned and run by individual retailers who care about the quality, provenance and value of their food and the needs of their community. With the acquisition of Budgens of Holt this policy was developed further to a stage where after 2 years of running the supermarket we were spending £0.5 million with local suppliers – everything from fruit and vegetables to meat, fish, yoghurt, even locally laid quails eggs. This support for local suppliers is growing continually. All-in-all we provide a superior local store, which employs local people, selling local produce, supporting local suppliers which keeps the money circulating locally rather than being spent elsewhere   Refurbished and extended in November 2011. Now the biggest Budgens in the UK   Click here for EDP...

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