New Podcast @ Lucy @ Vanilla Bean Cake Co

With pubs and theatres closed and holidays all but off the table, many businesses have seen an unexpected rise in trade through the last year as people look for alternative ways to spend their disposable income.

One area that has seen particular growth is sweet treats with specialist cake makers and chocolatiers across the region frantically working long hours to keep up with increasing demand. One such business owner locally is Lucy Noakes – the owner of the Vanilla Bean Cake Co in Thrapston.

Over the last 18 months Lucy has steadily built a dedicated army of “beanies” locally who queue each week at farmers markets to pick up one of Lucy’s creations. Demand has been such over the last 12 months that at the end of 2020 Lucy had grown to a point where she had outgrown her home kitchen and took the leap to opening her brand new shop and bakery in Thrapston in December.

You can hear more of Lucy’s story by listening to the latest instalment of the Recovery Through Enterprise podcast – which is available now wherever you get your podcasts including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play. In the meantime you can also listen using the audio player embedded here:

Be sure to subscribe to make sure you keep up to date with future episodes in the series and find out more about some of the amazing small and medium sized businesses that call the Nene Valley home. In the meantime – be sure to explore the rest of the site to find out more about the Recovery Through Enterprise program.

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