The Luminary Bakery that Meghan Markle supported when in the UK, is awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2021

London-based Luminary Bakery has won a 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Promoting Opportunity category. When living in the UK, Meghan visited the company’s bakery and training centres on a couple of occasions, praising the organization for its inspiring work.

The social enterprise bakery, which has branches in Camden and Hackney in London in the UK, uses baking as tool to create jobs for socially disadvantaged women and equip them with transferable skills for the working world. The bakery tweeted it was ‘so excited’ to win the award, which is valid for five years.

Small Business Minister Paul Scully, sent his congratulations to Luminary saying: 

“This year’s Queen’s Awards are about celebrating businesses that have supported people in their communities by helping them to turn their lives around and gain key skills and experience. London’s Luminary Bakery is a truly inspiring example of a social enterprise, helping women who have survived abuse and trauma to recover from what they’ve been through, regain their independence and flourish. 

Earlier this year, I issued a call to employers to do everything they can to support people suffering from domestic abuse and look out for the signs so they can detect it early and help people out. Businesses like Luminary Bakery go well above and beyond that baseline standard and have placed empowerment and support for survivors at the absolute core of what they do.”⠀

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