Bon Bouche gets Parliamentary award
Wakefield café Bon Bouche were awarded a certificate of merit at a prestigious parliamentary reception on 10 March. Wakefield MP Mary Creagh nominated Bon Bouche for the Parliamentary Small Shop of the Year award last month. Bon Bouche owners Pamela Holmes and Jo Sykes attended the event in the Houses of Parliament and impressed the judges with their chocolate cake.
The Newmillerdam mums opened Bon Bouche in 2001 and the café now attracts customers from all over Wakefield. http://www.bonbouche.co.uk
Pamela Holmes said: “Jo and I had a fantastic day in Parliament. It was truly memorable. We were both humbled to be nominated nationally for something that we love doing, and have strived over the years to provide secure employment for all our ladies. It is not work to us, it is being amongst friends. We both hope that the recognition we have received will raise our profile in the community and enable us to continue looking after our ladies and our loyal customers, in these very difficult times.”
Mary Creagh MP said: “I was delighted to welcome Pam and Jo to Parliament this week. Bon Bouche is a stone’s throw from my Wakefield office so I enjoy their delicious food every week. Yesterday I introduced my parliamentary colleagues to Pam and Jo’s fantastic chocolate cake and I know the judges were hugely impressed with their business. Bon Bouche provides Wakefield with the finest Yorkshire food and I’m pleased their efforts have been recognised with this award.”