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Bakery in the dough with Sleeper deal

Bad Girl Bakery
Not a bad deal: Jeni Hardie, Ryan Flaherty and Douglas Hardie

A Highland bakery launched by a husband and wife team just three years ago has won a lucrative contract to supply breakfast treats to cross-country travellers.

Bad Girl Bakery, located in the village of Muir of Ord, will provide freshly baked muffins to the Caledonian Sleeper. 

It joins other local producers who supply the service with Highland porridge or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. 

Launched in 2014, Bad Girl Bakery now has a café and cake shop with a staff of 12. The contract with Caledonian Sleeper has helped with plans to open an additional outlet.

Jeni Hardie, who owns Bad Girl Bakery with her husband, Douglas, said: “Working with such an iconic company as Caledonian Sleeper is excellent for not only orders and new business but will also help to raise our profile as a Scottish supplier.

“We couldn’t have done this without the support from the company and The Highland Council’s Highland Opportunity who we have worked closely with over the past few years.”

Bad Girl Bakery joins a network of Scottish suppliers including RSF Scotland, Highland Cookhouse, Cobbs and Caorunn Gin all of whom partner with the Serco-operated sleeper service connecting Inverness with London.

Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s guest experience director at Caledonian Sleeper, said: “The contract is one of several partnerships that Caledonian Sleeper has with local suppliers as we strive to highlight the best of Scotland’s food and drink offering.” 

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