Dylan’s Restaurant Ltd. is grateful to receive funding from SMARTCymru through their Innovation Voucher Support.
Through this funding we have been able to increase our capabilities in their bakery & retail production, two areas within our business which have been essential in protecting local jobs through the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing the resilience of the restaurant’s business, all informed by customer demand.
Acquisition of semi-automatic & automatic equipment has increased efficiency & afforded consistency whilst scaling up production to meet unprecedented demand, after a successful trial in producing ready-to-bake Dylan’s pizzas for retail, & opening the restaurant bakery on a commercial basis during the temporary closure of the restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bakery is already supplying local delis, farm shops & retailers across the region.
This innovation has secured jobs & increased the resilience of the business during a very unpredictable & challenging time within the sector, whilst also creating additional job roles within the bakery & product marketing team.
We have created 4 full time positions within our retail team & a further 8 jobs are expected to be filled by the end of 2021!