Katie Bakes was founded in 2010 by Katie Fairhall, a mother of two, who lives in Hampshire on the South Coast of England.
The company came about as a result of making Christmas gifts that were so well received, I decided to go into production and since then, we have continued to grow steadily. The website was initially launched in September 2010 when my youngest child started school. I also started trading online as well as supplying small independent high quality retailers. In May 2011, our Cookie Mix Party Bags were launched. These proved an instant success and are now available directly from us as well as through a national online party supply company.
The great product combined with the urge to regain my sense of identity after having children, the desire to use my former business skills, and my passion for food has proved a strong driving force. I now have a small team of staff who help with production and the future is exciting.
Each cookie or shortbread mix is prepared with love and rigorously tasted by our team of experts (including husbands, children and friends!). With quality and attention to detail extremely important to us, we pride ourselves on our personal service and positive attitude. We very much hope that you like our products as much as we do.
After a degree in commercial property, I worked in London as a commercial surveyor specialising in Property Investment. Following my marriage and a move to the South Coast I took a career break to have a family. Realising that my former career would never fit in with young children, I pursued my passion for baking and cooking by working for a number of years in an established local tearooms before setting up Katie Bakes.
Katie Bakes Ethos
Quality and attention to detail are extremely important to us and we pride ourselves on our personal service, “nothing is too much trouble” attitude and high quality British artisan products.
Food Hygiene Rating
We are very pleased to hold the highest rating of 5 from the Foods Standard Agency.
Katie Bakes are honoured to have won various awards since we began.
- WINNER – Action Coach Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
- WINNER – Venus Women’s Awards 2016 for Customer Service
- WINNER – Great Taste Award 2014
- WINNER – Best Children’s Party Supplier, What’s on 4 Awards 2012 for our personalised cookie mix party bags
- Finalist – Business Excellence Forum Wholesaler of the Year 2019
- Finalist – Venus Women’s Awards 2016 – Small Business
- Finalist – Hampshire Winning Women in Business Awards 2011