Where we Started
Honeywell Bakes was set up in 2012 at the kitchen table over a cuppa and, you guessed it, a biscuit.
Since then we’ve grown to a happy team of eighteen bakers. We are self confessed baking connoisseurs, with a cookie cutter obsession and a mission to bring creative baking to everyone.
Baking is a great British institution, nothing is as satisfying as a good biscuit or cake after all!
We’re a Real Living Wage employer, committed to paying the Real Living Wage as a minimum all of our team members.
Our bakery is in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside – a complex of old barns transformed into light and airy spaces we love to work in.
The farm we are based on set aside fields and margins to allow wildlife to flourish. We can often spot deer on the drive, toads in the pond and there is even a family of tawny owls nesting in an old tree on the farm.
We are artisans at heart, using traditional baking methods to combine the ingredients and test new recipes for our baking subscriptions and kits.
Each biscuit we bake is hand cut using a specially selected cookie cutter from our ever expanding collection of over 3000 shapes, and is then iced by an expert – us! This is where we get creative – our team has a wide range of skills which include hand painting in edible ink, piping using royal icing, and creating beautiful edible art with fondant icing. We are perfectionists, and we are proud of that. If a biscuit doesn’t look just right, we’d rather stay late and ice it again than send it to you with flaws.
This not only applies to our own packaging, but to the ingredients and items that we buy and use.
We are strict about reusing and recycling everything we can, and food waste (that we can’t eat!) is composted or used as animal feed.
We work in beautiful countryside and this reminds us every day that we need to preserve it and help, little by little, to save the world. We are a good life company – good to work for, good for our customers, and, hopefully, good for the world.
Small as we are, we hope to make a difference. We like to imagine that one day every business will do the same.
Business as a Force for Good
The tale goes that a feast begins with the eyes, and we certainly agree with that. All of our packaging has been carefully selected and designed to look as amazing as the contents.
From our luxury, sturdy gift boxes to the optional finishing touch of recycled wrapping paper, at the heart of everything we do is sustainability. We are working hard to eliminate plastic wherever it’s not strictly necessary, instead using home compostable plant based cellulose bags and paper envelopes.
Most of our packaging is home compostable, and all that isn’t is recyclable. We source recycled packaging where we can, ensuring that it gets another life and remains in use.
Our charity partner, Farm Africa, is committed to empowering women and sustainable farming in East Africa, so each time you buy from us, you are also supporting the work of this important charity.
We have now gained a B Corp certification, an independent accreditation. Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.
We are determined to use business as a force for good.