Sunday, 31 October 2010

Exciting opportunities

Fancie are looking for enthusiastic, smiley people who love hard work to cover over the Christmas period.

Opportunities are available in all areas of the business: Bakery, Retail and Driving.

Although full training is given, experience is preferred in all areas.

The successful applicants will have a passion for bakery, excellent customer service skills and a desire to succeed.

Full and Part time temporary positions available.

Please email a CV and covering letter to in the first instance.
Due to the high amount of CVs we receive, unfortunately we will only be able to contact those who have been successful.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Fancie. Faces

It was dark and miserable as I walked out of work. I noticed the colours had changed on the trees. No longer a glorious glowing green, but a multitude of oranges and reds, it was officially autumn. Usually I love to see the colours change, but today had officially been the day from hell, not only the day from hell but a shockingly awful week.
As I wandered home I listened to my iPod while events of the day started recalling through my mind. If only I hadn’t slept through the alarm, if only I’d had to time to answer all those emails, if I only stay awake through the 2 hour meeting, if only not spilt my lunch down my brand new top. If only everything had just gone to plan.
As I continued on my journey the sky turned black and the heavens decided to open. It was silting it down, proper pouring. With no umbrella or jacket it was the perfect end to such an unfortunate day. Dodging puddles I kept on walking, I wasn’t that far from home. All I could now think of was reaching my destination, climbing into a hot bath and relaxing all my thoughts away. Hot bath, relaxing front of the TV with a large glass of wine was my mantra through the last five minutes of speed walking up the hill.
Walking through the door of the place I called home, it was suspiciously empty. The boyfriend who usually greats me with stories of how his day been notably wasn’t around. As I looked around I all saw was a huge box left on the table with a post it tacked on the top. It simply said ‘enjoy’, as I opened the box there was the biggest Fancie cupcake sat inside, you know the ones that are usually reserved for birthdays or weddings. I had one in front of me. It was mine …ALL MINE!!
As I took it out of the box I stared the fluffy pink icing laced with hearts and bit of glitter. Carefully resting it on the worktop I couldn’t resist sticking my finger in it and licking the icing off. It was the sweetest thing I had ever tasted. Then all of a sudden I had an urge like no other, I lowered my head and flung it into the cake as if it was the softest most delicate pillow in the world. Nothing actually mattered I’d found paradise! At this point I heard the door open as I raised my head and opened my eyes and saw the boyfriend stood there staring at me like a woman gone mad. All of a sudden he walk over to me and started laughing and endearingly said ‘I’ve never seen you looking so attractive’. It was definitely the perfect end to a very imperfect day!

Jenn McCambridge- Fancie Guest Blogger.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Groupon offer

We recently ran an offer with the discount company Groupon- My City Deal for a box of 12 minis for £5 instead of £10- 50% discount.

Unfortunately, the deal was mis printed and stated that the voucher was worth £20. This has caused alot of confusion and understandably people are upset.

Groupon have issued a full explaination of their error and offered a full refund to any customers who don't wish to take up the offer.

This whole episode has been regrettable and something that was meant to be a nice treat for our customers- old and new- has backfired on us.

Rest assured we are taking steps to make this up to our customers and are grateful that those who have always supported us, still are.

As a good will gesture we have additional vouchers for all the customers who exchange their vouchers and would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience.

The matter is now being dealt with by our solicitors.

Monday, 11 October 2010

We only went and won!!

So we attended the Eat Sheffield awards last night and were in great company. Sheffield finest food industry insiders were in attendance and Eat Sheffield put on a great evening.
The categories we really well fought out with some very deserved winners... including us!!
We scooped Best cafe/ deli and I won Sheffield's food champion. Both were absolutely amazing but the Food Champion accolade is utterly gobsmacking- what a title!!

Thanks Eat Sheffield and in particular Niki Baker- such a fantastic evening, all your hard work paid off!!

See the full list of winners here

Sheffield Food Champion
Sponsored by Sheffield Unleashed
Winner: Amanda Perry
"Quite apart from running a successful business, Amanda has shown a real dedication to supporting Sheffield food as well as promoting entrepreneurship in the city. Her work with Sheffield College and Entrepreneurs Exchange demonstrate her enthusiasm for inspiring the next generation of food businesses, and indeed businesses in general. It was Amanda who saw the potential opportunities and benefits of getting a group together to discuss promoting Sheffield food, an idea that could result in a higher profile for and better appreciation of Sheffield food producers. She is without doubt a Food Hero."