My name is Jane Bevan and I am the Owner/Manager of Primrose Fayre. I started my business in 1998 and have made some changes over the years, to make Primrose Fayre the best it can be. I was taught to cook by my mum from an early age, but when she died when I was only 15, I had to learn quickly.
I have always had a passion for food and I love being in the kitchen baking. We eat with our eyes, so I pride myself in making the food look nice. It's good home cooking from fresh ingredients at prices that everyone can afford. I offer a friendly, personal service, making each client feel special.
In 2012, I was lucky enough to get Highly Commended in the White Cliffs Business Awards.
In 2015, I was nominated for Mumpreneur of the Year in the Kent Women in Business Awards. When they announced my name saying I had won, I was extremely proud and thanked my mum, although she was no longer with us. In addition, I won runner-up in the Kent Independent Traders Awards for Home-Based Business. It was quite a year!
In 2016, I was runner-up in the Kent Women in Business Awards for Mumpreneur of the Year and a finalist in the Kent Independent Traders Awards for Home-Based Business. A huge thank you to all my clients for their nominations without which I could not win awards.
On 29 September 2017 I was a finalist in the Independent Business Awards Kent and I was overwhelmed when I won an Inspired Business Award. I was inspired by my mum in the short time I knew her and to win this award is recognition of all she taught me.
In March 2019 I won Runner-up in the Kent Women in Business Awards in the Home-Based Business of the Year category and in October 2019 I was Runner-up in the Independent Business Awards in the Entrepreneur of the Year category.
In March 2020 I was Runner-up in the Kent Women in Business Awards in the Home-Based Business of the Year category.
I have been lucky enough to have had some lovely clients over the years including one or two celebrities. I did an afternoon tea for Miriam Margolyes at Deal Town Hall and made cakes for Robert Hardy and Vanessa Redgrave whilst filming at Walmer Castle.
At the end of March 2020, I made the decision to move to purely a takeaway service. I have recently started providing doorstep afternoon tea deliveries and this has proved extremely popular. I have now extended it to boxed buffets with a maximum 30 people. Everything is delivered in a disposable box, all individually bagged and labelled for you to display on your own dishes. Disposable plates and napkins are included. It is all made fresh, so you can be assured of quality.
I love my job and look forward to delivering to you in the future.