• GEM Project

    GEM Project

    Limited edition partnership with our local community

    Introducing the GEM Scone Project... Six participants were given the opportunity to take part in a ‘Limited Edition’ course in collaboration with; Gloucestershire Gateway Trust, Gloucester Services, the GEM Project, and Hobbs House Bakery.  

    The GEM Project was delivered to the participants by a local social enterprise, The Engine Room. They taught them real industry practices like; the understanding and importance of product research and product development, alongside transferable soft skills like teamwork and confidence. The project was designed to give people struggling with disabilities, mental health challenges and unemployment the opportunity to learn new business skills and create a real product for sale.  

    They developed a few different products and presented these to a panel of judges, who then chose the winning ‘GEM Scones’. The winning product was a cheese and apple scone made with locally produced apples and Double Gloucester Cheese. This was then baked by Hobbs House Bakery and launched on Thursday 10th November 2022 at Gloucester Services 

    The scones were such a great hit that we have decided to change our current cheese scones at Hobbs House Bakery to the new cheese & apple scone recipe. Now available to buy in our shops.

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