Kris delivers a tasty Christmas treat for students and staff

Published: December 16, 2020

A Wellington bakery has said a big thank you to Telford College for supporting their business – and other independent Shropshire businesses – in the run-up to Christmas.

The college has ordered more than 300 slices of cake from Nanny’s Craft Bakery in Crown Street, to give out as a festive gift to students and staff.

2. Assistant principal Rachael Wilson with Kris Dimitrov of Nanny’s Craft Bakery, who delivered more than 300 cake portions to campus

It gave the bakery’s owner Kris Dimitrov – a former Telford College student – the chance to return to campus to deliver the tasty treats, and say a personal thank you to the team.

Kris, originally from Bulgaria, now runs the artisan family business, selling traditional Bulgarian and English sweet and savoury snacks and pastries which are prepared and baked on the premises.

It was created last year with the help of a £10,000 grant from Telford & Wrekin Council through its Pride In Our Community High Street programme.

Kris met up with Telford College’s assistant principal Rachael Wilson who has co-ordinated the college’s festive gifts project with the help of Love Wellington, Love Bridgnorth, and All About Newport.

“The idea was to support local traders and provide a Christmas treat for every one of our students – we’ve also sourced fudge from Newport, plus sweets from Bridgnorth and Wellington too,” Rachael said.

“Kris has supplied us with some fantastic products, and we would like to thank him very much.

“I was excited to include a local bakery in this Christmas project, and lots of people recommended Nanny’s Bakery. Kris has not disappointed – everything has been perfectly presented and all incredibly delicious.”

Kris, 32, who was a student at Telford College from 2015 to 2018, said: “If I hadn’t come to college and get my maths and English, none of this would have been possible.”

Kris Dimitrov of Nanny’s Craft Bakery, a former Telford College student

“The bakery is going from strength to strength; we’ve managed to keep trading throughout lockdown and now we’re getting even busier.”