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Recent TV programmes to feature The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop include impressionist Rory Bremner’s Great British Views, comedian Adrian Edmondson’s Ade in Britain and ITV’s flagship popular daytime show This Morning. “It’s always exciting working with television crews,” said Joanne Hunter, a partner in the business.
It’s great fun for our staff and customers who get a close-up view of celebrities and how popular programmes that millions of people watch are actually made.”
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop also works closely with authors and reporters looking for stories about traditional businesses with an unusual story to tell. “Sarah Nelson, who of course invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854, is an amazing example of a pioneering businesswoman from a working-class background who succeeded against all the odds, said Joanne. “Her personal story, and struggles against huge personal loss including the deaths of her children from cholera and tuberculosis in Victorian times, still resonates today and always arouses the curiosity of writers.”
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop generates regular media releases and photo opportunities for journalists and gets involved in newsworthy fund-raising for local causes and charities such as Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Great North Air Ambulance and Nurture Lakeland.
FOR the first time in its 163-year-old history, Grasmere Gingerbread® is the spicy-sweet star of a giant advertising billboard.
The hoarding at Windermere train station urges visitors not to leave the Lake District without a piece of the region’s most iconic product.
GRASMERE Gingerbread® has been shortlisted in the Family-Owned Business of the Year category of this year’s Amazon Growing Business Awards. Read More
JOANNE Hunter, co-owner of Grasmere Gingerbread® has won a prestigious North West Special Achievement Award.
Presented to her at the influential E3 Business Awards at the Macron Stadium, Bolton, it recognised her ‘great spirit, strength, commitment and business success.’ Read More
Grasmere Gingerbread® co-owner Joanne Hunter welcomed the county’s famous Blue Badge guides to the village to help them brush up their valuable local knowledge.
It was the culmination of her campaign to cement the village’s profile as a tourist destination following the 2015 floods.
AFTER a six-month closure due to severe damage caused by Storm Desmond in December 2015, the A591 between Keswick and Grasmere has re-opened.