Guests of BPE Solicitors were treated to the tasty delights of Hobbs House Bakery in Nailsworth while learning about the history of this local family-run business and its plans for the future.
Following a chance to sample the bakery’s signature sourdough breads, George Herbert, Managing Director (designate) of Hobbs House, told attendees about the bread-makers’ humble beginnings in 1920, and how the family business got its name from Stuart Hobbs’ butchery in Chipping Sodbury in 1980. Along with a look back at how it all began, George spoke of innovative plans for future expansion and how brand values are the key to the Hobbs House ethos of providing excellent service and the highest quality products.
Will Ugle, Sales Account Manager and Brand Ambassador at Hobbs House, also gave a lively and interesting explanation of the history of the bakery’s award-winning sourdough, inviting guests to taste a 62-year-old sourdough starter as well as purchase a range of delights on offer.
Jane Grafton, Head of the Hobbs House Cookery School, described the different classes on offer, as well as her personal journey within the company.
“Hobbs House is a fantastic example of a family business that has grown and evolved over time, and one which clearly has an exciting future ahead,” Clare Young, Head of Private Client at BPE, commented. “It is an extraordinary business that we’re lucky to have on our doorstep, and was a fantastic choice to host one of our ‘Art Of’ networking events.”
BPE launched the Brilliance programme of events to celebrate the extraordinary achievements and diverse talents that exist and flourish within the Cotswolds. This was the fourth event in BPE’s Brilliance series, with previous events held at Beards Jewellers, Highgrove Estate and Crazy Eights, No.131.
The next instalment of the Brilliance programme will showcase the Woodchester Valley Vineyard, a hidden gem where guests will be invited to celebrate the Art of the Vine and taste a glass of award-winning wine.
Many thanks to Rob Lacey Photography for providing these photographs.