Address Cobbs, Birnam, east lewiston, Drumnadrochit iV63 6UJ, Scotland, UK
Telephone: 07974 485986
Cobbs’ story began in 2000 with a small coffee company set up by husband and wife team, Fraser and Jackie Campbell. in 2002, with a growing portfolio of hotels and coffee shops, the company took over a village craft bakery on a farm in Drumnadrochit. as part of the deal, Cobbs gained sheena lloyd, home baker extraordinaire. Cobbs Cakes was born, and a new chapter had begun.
Cobbs has now grown to include four hotels and 14 coffee shops throughout scotland, as well as the bakery – with ambitious plans for further growth.
Under sheena’s expert guidance, the team developed a wide range of artisan bakery products, with an emphasis on rustic, hand-finished baked goods often with a traditional scottish theme. soon they were being recognised by industry publications, the great taste awards and the highlands & islands Food & Drink awards.
The bakery originally only supplied the company’s own outlets, but demand swiftly grew and it now distributes its produce across scotland and into england. it quickly developed into supplying visitor attractions.
The bakery has a full-time workforce of 36, and operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. a new general manager, lawrence Bowcott, has recently been appointed to take the bakery’s production to the next level and help with further growth.
Cobbs’ innovative approach paid off at the recent highland Business awards where it scooped the outstanding Performing Business (25+ employees) and the overall highland Business of the Year.
The business remains a family-run company, with Fraser and Jackie Campbell still on board as directors, alongside finance director angus McMaster, Willie and his nephew Rory. But the directors know that success would not be possible without their team of loyal, committed staff.
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