The Great Kilby Fox Bake Off

Nine weeks ago, Ian Finlay, our Accounts and Audit Manager suggested a great fund raising idea for our charity partner, Cynthia Spencer Hospice.  In line with the much loved Great British Bake Off, members of staff would compete each week in a baking challenge.  The challenges were inspired by the week’s previous show and ranged from baking biscuits to eclairs to Danish pastries.


The members of staff that took place were:

Martin Crooke, Frances Tebbutt and Clive Adkins – Partners

David Deacon – Tax Manager

Gerry Thompson – Payroll Manager

Ian Finlay – Accounts and Audit Manager,

Debbie Alford – Business Development Manager,

Angela Johnson – Bookkeeper,

Penny Mace – Accounts and Audit Assistant

Jane O’Regan –  Receptionist

Dani Rowley – Administration Assistant.


The Bake off consisted of two rounds which saw two bakers go head to head weekly and then those winners faced each other in the semi-finals.  It was up to the staff in the office each week (and on occasions, clients that were here) to score the bakes on five different categories. appearance, taste, texture, imaginative and overall satisfaction.  This was not before making a donation to our Charity Partner, Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

We saw some brilliant bakes from everyone there was only one week that wasn’t particularly successful, vegan week… However, everyone went to great lengths to show case their skills and there was a lot of light hearted banter in the office.

The final consisted of a Garden themed cake.  Ian and David both went to town baking their showstopper.  It was very close but the people of Kilby Fox crowned Ian our Bake Off winner 2018.

The Great Kilby Fox Bake Off managed to raise £217.33 for Cynthia Spencer Hospice.  Head over to their website and see what an amazing support and service they provide to our local community

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