#Buy16in16 – Shop with purpose and buy from women in 2016 – featuring Jeannette from Jeannette’s Great Cakes

A “woman to woman” chat with our “Wall of Fame” women-owned businesses


Name: Jeannette Lawrence

Company: Jeannette’s Great Cakes

Gill Thorpe, CEO at The Sourcing Team chats to Jeannette Lawrence from Jeannette’s Great Cakes as part of our #Buy16in16 Campaign.

Q: What made you decide to set up your own business?

A:  A pure accident! It was a hobby that turned into a profession.

Q: What do you like about running your own business?

A: The flexibility of working around family life.

Q:How do you keep yourself motivated in tough times?

A: Seeing the end product keeps me motivated and the thrill of receiving repeat business is a real buzz!

Q:Top tip for continued success in business?

A: Attention to detail is so important and if the customer is happy, I receive a great feedback and there’s a chance I am recommended.

Q: Can you buy from 16 women owned businesses in 2016 and share the challenge?

A: Absolutely! and I already work with and buy from many women suppliers in my industry. My cakes are seen at corporate events, weddings, birthdays, etc., so from buying ribbon to taking photos, I have a varied network of contacts.

Recommendation: “We were absolutely delighted with the advice and end result in terms of the quality and taste for the cakes we purchased from Jeannette – A very busy lady who so kindly fitted us into her busy schedule for my father’s 90th and parents’ 65th anniversary…” Gill Thorpe