Bunowen Bakery welcomed Minister of State Damien English at the opening of their new premises, now located in Derrymullen Industrial Park. They have worked with Galway Rural Development and successfully won funding of €120,000 to purchase new equipment and fit out a state of the art facility.
From humble beginnings in 2017, the bakery was founded by Andy Cavan and his father Danny and operated out of a small retail unit in the village of Ahascragh. The bakery still bakes its original artisan scratch recipes, which have been handed down through the family for generations.
Danny had worked as a Baker in Northern Ireland for over 40 years and these recipes combined with Andy’s knowledge led to Bunowen Bakery offering "40 YEARS OF TRADITIONAL AND ARTISAN RECIPES"
Their products are currently available in 13 counties across the country.
The company has one eye on the future and hope to distribute nationwide including Northern Ireland. They are working with government support to access more equipment, training and, delivery vans to reach their potential.
“The growth and expansion of Bunowen Bakery is a wonderful example of how businesses across the country can grow new markets and create new job opportunities from their local community. I am to meet with Andy Cavan and Seamus Concannon, two enterprising people who are part of our strong SME community who employ over one million people in Ireland.” Stated Minister Damien English .
“As a chef I love going to work each day and working with an excellent team here in Ahascragh and Derrymullen from bakers to drivers, everyone makes the business a success. I would like to thank my father Danny for the family tradition and passion for baking which he has passed onto me” stated Andy at the formal opening .
“We are so fortunate to have access to so many local providers of fresh and premium local produce and all the ingredients used in our baking are sourced locally from eggs to milk, to flour - to printing and packing and more. Our focus is on excellence in food and reliability, and we plan to scale up our business to meet demand and to build the brand across the country. “, explained Andy .
They have grown from a team of three to the current 12 staff and plan to have 20 people working by the end of 2023. They are currently recruiting staff so please do send on CVs for baker, finisher, and bakery assistant. Call 90 964 3798 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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