Rachel Charlton of Dessert Heaven was announced as winner of 'Best Rural Business' at the recent WIN awards.
Dessert Heaven headquartered in High Spen, Gateshead, produces freshly made cakes, desserts and savoury pastries distributed to hundreds of restaurants, cafes and hotels across the region.
Rachel Charlton who is pictured on the left with her daughter Dayna said,
“We sell a traditional Russian Rum cake, and the customers have travelled from miles around to buy it as it is so hard to find in the North East, but our strawberry tarts have been the biggest seller so far!”
The business, which bakes 3,000 fresh cakes and savouries a week, employs a total of 20 people.
With requests coming from as far as Birmingham, the business is looking to continually grow, having recently invested £30,000 in a new shop.
Caroline Preston, rural enterprise development officer who is supporting Rachel through the Rural Growth Network in Gateshead said:
“It’s great to see businesses like this flourishing. There are so many great businesses based in rural areas and it has been a pleasure to support Rachel with some funding to help the growth of the business.”
Dessert Heaven now has stores in Stanley high street and Whitley Bay on Victoria Terrace.< Back to News