SINCE its humble beginnings, Banjo’s has always been community-minded. Your local Banjo’s Bakery in Lindisfarne is no different.
“Our loyal customers and the community are at the centre of everything we do. After all, everything tastes better when it’s made from the heart,” Banjo’s Lindisfarne franchisee Ben Westwood said.
Ben got his start at Banjo’s when he was 16. Working his way up the ladder through a number of Banjo’s stores, he naturally progressed to become a franchisee at the Lindisfarne bakery in 2009.
Ben and his team work hard to give back to the community by providing support to many local clubs, groups and schools, including sponsorship and product donations. They even supply the local footy team with hot food on training nights to help them refuel during practice.
“We believe supporting our local community is a pivotal part of our role as a local business and do everything we can to provide as much support as possible,” Ben said.
For many young Eastern Shore locals, Banjo’s provides an opportunity to get a foot in the door with after-school shifts or a baking apprenticeship.
Dylan Krikby is one such local who got their start at Banjo’s Lindisfarne.
“Dylan started his Banjo’s journey with us through work placement with Rose Bay High School,” Ben said.
“This opportunity turned into a full-time baking apprenticeship which Dylan has recently completed, and he is now set to move into management training.
“It’s so rewarding to see our staff grow and succeed throughout their time with us.”
Banjo’s Lindisfarne really is the perfect place to place to grab your daily bread. Come in and see Ben and his friendly team, take some time for yourself and relax with a coffee, or enjoy some lunch with friends in the recently renovated store.