Hidden away from the mainland on the picturesque Bribie Island is a local Brumby’s Bakery, where new franchise partner Stuary Kelly is reaping the rewards after taking over ownership of the store in July last year, taking out the bakery giant’s 2016 Emerging Franchise Partner award.
Stuart said he has worked extremely hard on product quality and getting to know the local community, and has since seen an increase in sales.
“Our excellent customer service and handcrafted fresh products have been imperative in making the store a success, and has attributed to our 15% growth in sales,” he said.
“I’ve really enjoyed getting to know our local community and feel very grateful for their support since I’ve taken over the store.”
Stuart was named the Brumby’s Bakery National Emerging Franchise Partner award at the latest group franchise conference, which came with a stack of dough – $4,000 to be exact!
“It’s a huge achievement for us and we hope to continue offering fresh, authentic and nutritious products for our customers well into the future,” he said.
“We have decided to put the award money towards a new store refurbishment, which we are hoping to start in 2017.
“The refurbishment will feature a new logo, colour palette, store design, menu and enhanced product range that we know our customers will love and enjoy.”
Stuart moved to Bribie Island with his wife Irene and son Mathew in 2015, when he bought the store, and said he loves the relaxed atmosphere and friendly customers.
“Bribie is a great place to live and run a small business,” he said.
“We get lots of locals in the store, which we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know, when I’m not in store baking or chatting to customers I’m out spending time with my family or fishing with my son.”
The 2016 Retail Food Group Connect Conference and Trade Show, which was held on the Gold Coast last month, brought together trade and franchise partners from across the organisation’s portfolio of brands.
“The Connect Conference was a great way for us to network with our fellow franchise partners and learn about new, exciting things happening within the Brumby’s brand,” Stuart said.
Brumby’s Bakery Bribie Island is located at Shop S15, Bribie Island Shopping Centre, Goodwin Drive. For more information about Brumby’s Bakery visit www.brumbys.com.au.