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On Tuesday 14th May 2019 we had the absolute pleasure of featuring on BBC Breakfast.

When the opportunity came up it was something that we couldn’t turn down – we couldn’t believe that the BBC wanted to speak to us about our little family bakery in Bolton – but it seems that Bolton is taking over the world!

So, how did we get the opportunity?

We’ve been working with The Growth Company and Be The Business, a mentoring program that buddies up small businesses with bosses of industry giants. We were partnered with Andrew, the managing director of Siemens. He has helped us realise our potential by implementing small changes in our business to improve productivity. It’s been great to see how small changes can make such a huge difference.

The UK’s productivity figures were released on this day and so the BBC wanted to speak to a company that has increased their productivity – our friends at Be The Business mentioned us and of course, we were honoured to have been asked!

BBC Breakfast at Carrs Pasties
The BBC Breakfast team in our bakery with Matt Carr, Joe Carr and James from Be The Business


What happens on the day?

Well, it’s a very early start (we arrived at 4.30am) as everyone needs to prep and be on-board with the plan. It’s all a bit nerve-wracking too (especially when you find out that over 1 million people were watching!) we were live during different segments between 6am – 9am and the BBC team were on-time, efficient and enjoyable to work with – everything ran smoothly.

BBC Breakfast interviewing Matt
BBC Breakfast interviewing Matt


Did anyone watch us?

The response we had was fantastic, we couldn’t believe so many people took the time to tune in to the show to see what we had to say, and they were proud to say they knew us. It’s an experience we are grateful for and something that we will never forget.

Thank you to Be The Business, the Growth Company and BBC Breakfast for choosing us to be a part of this, and thank you to everyone watched and supported us – we loved every minute.


22nd May 2019
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