Fabulous Bakin Boys
Gary Frank is founder and Head Boy of the Fabulous Bakin' Boys. After 5 years trading futures on Wall Street, Gary set up the Delicious Donut Co in Witney (it seemed like a good idea at the time). DDC evolved into FBB in 1997, and the Bakin' Boys grew into the largest independent brand on the cake fixture. Sales hit £17M supplying all the major retailers, production was from 2 automated lines and FBB employed 120 people. Gary sold the business in April last year.
He quickly got bored of playing golf, and now spends most of his time mentoring small businesses and helping education related charities.
The Bakin' story: Founding and building a consumer brand when you don't know anything about anything!
1982 - Wall St: Just like in the movies
1989 - Donuts: "I had a dream"
1997 - FBB: Breaking into the supermarkets
2007 - Manufacturing: Now I'm a baker
2014 - Farewell Flapjacks
He asks the question is it bigger or is it better? Because at the end of the day, they're only muffins!