by Manns was established in 2012 by 2 sisters, Victoria and Cathy Mann, who are
passionate about food & baking. They use only locally sourced ingredients
along with their time tested, unique recipes, to create a wide variety of
delicious food & tasty treats. Victoria and Cathy believe they make the
best scones in Belfast!
Assessment of Need
by Manns produce over 1300 scones per week across their 4 premises and required
skills support in operational improvement and assistance with new product
Proposal and Content
Through the Department for Employment and Learning funded InnovateUs Employer Support Programme the NWRC provided upskilling to Homemade by Manns on operational improvement and menu development. This involved assessing the current method of making scones and implementing process improvement to improve efficiency within the business.
Furthermore the NWRC collaborated with Homemade by Manns on an Invest NI funded Innovation Voucher project to develop a dry scone retail product for the retail market.
Through the skills gained
from the InnovateUs support Homemade by
Manns have become more efficient in their scone production to ensure consistent
products across their 4 outlets. Victoria demonstrated the production of
their scones at Balmoral Show in May 2015 and Homemade by Manns now have a prototype of their dry scone retail product
which they are looking to take to the retail market.