A catering firm which has moved into Mansfield’s Queen’s Place building has been officially opened by Mayor Tony Egginton.
Mr Egginton cut the ribbon inside Baker’s @ Queens - a baker’s shop and café selling homemade food and drinks.
He was joined by Coun Kate Allsop, portfolio holder for regeneration at Mansfield District Council, and officers who worked on the Queen’s Place redevelopment.
The business is run by husband and wife team Mark and Amanda Shetliffe who have employed 16 new staff at the town centre building.
It is an expansion of their family-run business which also includes Dalestorth Bakery, on Hermitage Lane and catering at Mansfield i-Centre on Hamilton Way.
Amanda said: “We decided to bring the business into town as we are from Mansfield. We love the premises - the building really stands out.
“In the first week we served more than 1,500 customers and the feedback so far has been fantastic. We have had a lot of return customers and some have even been in every day since we opened.
“We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received from the Council - we’d definitely recommend Queen’s Place to other businesses.”
Other tenants in Queen’s Place now include the Transline Group, JT Recruit and Precedo Healthcare .
Mr Egginton told Chad: “The thriving business is a fantastic addition to the town centre and we wish it all the best for a very successful future. Queen’s Place is a great example of how the council is continually working to regenerate the district.”
PICTURED: Mayor Tony Egginton and Coun Kate Allsop, Mark and Amanda Shetliffe and their son Charlie (19), along with Mansfield District Council staff at the opening of the cafe.