Studio 28 Patisserie has focused on its website to offer a personalised chocolate delivery service.
Chloe Shakesby

Facing COVID-19: The chocolatier providing personalised delivery of 'emergency kits'

A chocolate business has found success trading online during the UK lockdown.

Studio 28 Patisserie, in Newcastle, has focused on its website to offer a personalised chocolate delivery service in the area.

During the pandemic, the company has put together an ‘emergency kit’ to help keep spirits up.

It said there’s been a “great response” to the online service and it is focused on growing the web store even more when the café reopens.

Naomi Longfield, owner and founder, commented: “I’ve put my heart and soul into opening Studio 28 Patisserie, and I didn’t want to see all my hard work disappear overnight.

“While the café is closed, we’ve been working on a range of chocolate boxes that customers can buy online which are delivered to select postcodes throughout the week.

“These have proved hugely popular as birthday or anniversary presents during a time where people can’t dine out or visit many shops.”

Chris Toon, deputy principal at Gateshead College, where Naomi studied, said: “It’s great to see former student Naomi continuing to develop her successful patisserie business despite the enforced closure of her café; we’re really proud of her.

“She’s had to think on her feet and fast track the development of her ecommerce offering to survive the pandemic.

“Her resilience is clearly paying off given the popularity of her personalised chocolate boxes and we wish her every success in the future.”

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