A sprinkle of investment helps bakery rise to the top

Love Bread is holding a breadmaking workshop at the Martin Street Bakery, part of Brighouse Festival.
Love Bread is holding a breadmaking workshop at the Martin Street Bakery, part of Brighouse Festival.

LoveBread will be rolling out more exciting projects and extending thanks to cash awards from Santander.

The community bakery in Martin Street, brighouse, was one of eight social enterprises from Yorkshire who won cash awards totalling £45,000 in the bank’s Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA).

The awards are given to social enterprises and trading charities looking to grow their business and improve their local community.

Neil Williams, Regional Director at Santander, said: “Congratulations to this year’s SEDA winners from Yorkshire.

“There are some truly outstanding enterprises and charities from across the region.

“We hope that the funding and support programme will help them reach their potential and increase their social impact.”

Overall 146 social enterprises from across the UK were given SEDA awards this year amounting to £1.2million in prize money. Winners receive awards of between £2,500 and £20,000 to fund a specific growth project that will help to increase their social impact.

Alongside the prize money, the winning social enterprises receive a business support package from Santander which includes business webinars, fully funded internships, consultancy days and the opportunity to network with other social entrepreneurs and small business owners.

LoveBread runs regular workshops teaching the basics of making a loaf to advanced techniques of shaping and flavourings.

They will also be part of the Brighouse Victorian Christmas market this weekend with a range of breads, including festive loaves and some Christmas gift ideas.