A Great British Bakery: a new award-winning cafe and bakery in Kent
Last month, we visited Finch House cafe and bakery in Kent. The award-winning fine food shop first opened on Tonbridge High Street and following two successful years of trading, business owner Daron Goldfinch opened a second shop in Orpington earlier this year.
The cafe prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients and creating all their products in house, including the best selling salted caramel brownie. And, at the end of the day if there’s any leftover it’s given to the homeless.
Over a delicious cheese toastie, another firm favourite, Daron told us that the original shop was set up in such a way that the concept could be rolled out further. Daron has an established reputation in the industry after his active involvement with Konditor & Cook as well as working with a number of other coffee shops providing concept, design and implementation strategies. Finch House hope to open a third and fourth shop in Kent and Sussex soon.
To fit out the new shop, including catering equipment, furniture and to air conditioning, Finch House borrowed £125,000 from more than 1,800 investors back in December 2015. When looking for finance, Daron consulted Simon Clarke at Claratus Commercial Finance, who, recognising the funds were required in a short time frame, helped Finch House secure a suitable business loan through Funding Circle.
In this short video meet business owner Daron, find out his highlights and take a tour round the new cafe and bakery:
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