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Urinal cakes take on new meaning for Bio-Productions
The team at Bio-Productions went all out this week in the Burgess Hill Business Park Association’s ‘Awesome Autumn Battle of the Bakes’, which took place at The King’s Church, raising £310 for charity. Eight members of the company joined in with the baking completion across all three categories.
As well as individual entries, this innovative, green, industrial cleaning products manufacturer entered the company-orientated category, designed to reflect the business, its products or people.
Bio-Productions’ Corporate Showstopper Cake, featured (wait for it...) a urinal complete with cleaning blocks! You’d be forgiven for thinking this was just toilet humour, but for Bio-Productions it was a true reflection of one of its best-selling products, Bio Blocks (commonly known as urinal cakes). The baked cake also gave a nod to the two urinals, which take centre-stage in the boardroom (just for demonstration purposes of course, not for actual use!).
The team bakers spanned all areas of the company with an array of Autumn-themed goodies:
• Beckie from Accounts: Urinal, Urinal Blocks and Blu Away Biological Urinal Cleaner
• Nettie from Sales: Fox, Owl & Bonfire Night Cup Cakes
• Janet from Accounts: Bonfire Night Cup Cakes
• Sara from HR: Pear in a Muddy Puddle Cake and Pumpkin Cookies.
• Lyn & Angela from Sales: Hedgehog Cake.
• Chris from Labels: 5 Litre Lemon Floor Gel, with Urinal blocks and a lemon floor gel drizzle
• Plus, Jay, from the company’s courier Southlink in Lancing, with a late entry couriered over to assist in raising funds – Carrot Cake with Autumn Decorations
The competition was judged by two representatives from Burgess Hill-based Lizzie’s Food Factory, senior cake decorator, Shakira Tettersell and sales manager, Martin Chaplin. Bio-Productions walked away with joint first prize for the Corporate Showstopper (The Urinal Cake) baked by Rebecca Banks, accounts assistant, and in the individual category, first prize for Nettie Hickling, sales office manager, with her Fox, Owl & Bonfire Night Cup Cakes.
It’s no surprise that the team took up the challenge with gusto, as the initial idea for a charity baking competition came from Bio-Productions in the first place. As it was such a good concept it was taken up by the Burgess Hill Business Park Association to give it broader appeal and the potential to raise more funds for its charity partner St Peter & St James Hospice - a charity that Bio-Productions often supports with its own ongoing fundraising.
Although not expert bakers, the team from Bio-Productions are no strangers to cake and cookie making as they often incorporate a bake sale into their fundraising efforts.
Managing director Angela Gill was delighted with the turnout, saying: “Everyone really embraced the concept, even those that hadn’t baked before. The standard was truly amazing – it was such a fantastic event for the business community and a fun way to raise funds for an important cause.”
Bio-Productions is an award-winning company which has manufactured premium, environmentally-friendly cleaning products for professional, janitorial and industrial use since 1984. It serves customers throughout the UK, Mainland Europe and Worldwide.
St Peter & St James Hospice, supports, empowers and cares for people towards and at the end of life. Through its inpatient ward, wellbeing services and specialist community nursing team, it offers expert and compassionate hospice care to adults living with terminal illness in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Lewes, Uckfield and the surrounding villages. Hospice care is very much about living well and the care is personalised to every individual; the team are passionate about helping people to achieve their best possible quality of life and to do this, it focuses on the things that matter most to them. The hospice also understands that illness affects everyone close to that person, so they are there for family and friends too – whether that is through services such as counselling, befriending or complementary therapy. As a charity, St Peter & St James rely on the generosity of its community to cover more than 80% of its running costs. The support that it receives from local business and those in the community truly makes a difference.
31st October 2019