National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

08 December 2020

When the first lockdown happened in March, Sennybridge YFC member Sophie Jones’ catering business could have taken a huge hit when social events were cancelled across the UK but a new business idea has kept the orders flowing.

Q. Tell us about your business?

A.  I own Truly Scrumptious – a small business providing buffet catering for a variety of occasions (eg parties, christenings, funerals), celebration cakes, afternoon teas and traditional traybakes and sponges. I am located at Aberbran near Sennybridge. There’s only me involved in the business at the moment and I do all the deliveries in my van.

Q. How have you adapted your business during the pandemic?

A. During the first lockdown in Wales I started making afternoon teas, which were extremely popular with customers. I also sold treat boxes and a variety of products which customers were purchasing as gifts for relatives who they were unable to visit.

Q. How has the pandemic affected your business?

A. Covid-19 has had a positive impact on my business and it’s great to see the local community supporting my business. I was very busy during the first lockdown and I am extremely grateful for the support everyone has shown. I was able to deliver all products to customers’ doorsteps using my van and I didn’t need to make any social contact. It’s great to see customers returning throughout the year and especially during the build-up to Christmas. In the run up to Christmas I am offering Christmas buffets, treat boxes, chocolate logs and traditional mince pies and Christmas cakes.

Q. How can people order from you? 

A. People can contact me via my Facebook or Instagram pages to place orders. I am able to deliver all my products in my business van and some products are also available for postage. 

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