Meaty new supply deal with relaunched Telford town centre cafe

Award-winning Telford butcher G.N. Badley & Sons has been chosen as the preferred meat supplier for a newly relaunched café in the town centre.

The Hummingbird Café, at Meeting Point House, has been completely revamped over the past few weeks with a new name, fresh branding and décor, and a completely new menu. 

And the independent charity which runs the Southwater-based venue says it is keen to use as many local suppliers as possible.

Manager Angela Creighton said: “Badley’s will be providing us with all of the meat products to fulfil the menu, including bacon, sausages, chicken, beef burgers.

“They will be making regular deliveries to us in order that the produce remains fresh.”

She added: “We are engaging with local suppliers, because we want to support small independents like ourselves.

“We have chosen to partner with suppliers who can support our aim, deliver in a flexible way, have a good reputation, and will process small orders. Most suppliers have been recommended to us.”

In addition to G.N. Badley & Sons, the Hummingbird is also other local suppliers including Tops Fruit (Wellington), Catherine’s Bakery of Bridgnorth, and Shropshire Ice Cream.

The team also used Shropshire Print to create the design and print work for the launch.

Angela said: “Following the latest lockdown and a prolonged closure of the café we have taken the opportunity to re-brand.

“We chose our new name because hummingbirds symbolise joy, freedom and prosperity and reminds us to enjoy the little things in life.

“We are also engaging with our ‘crafters’ – who were selling at our monthly craft fairs pre-covid - to create hand-made accessories for the cafe such as table numbers and pot hangers.”

Kay Badley, butchery director at G.N. Badley & Sons, said: “We are delighted to have the chance of working with the fabulous Meeting Point House team.

“They have done a fantastic job with their rebranding and relaunch, and deserve support and huge plaudits for all the help they are giving to local independent suppliers like ourselves.

“We look forward to a long and happy working relationship.”

Pictured above: Kay Badley at the Hummingbird café, inside Meeting Point House, with catering manager Sandra Cashmore