Three lucky City workers received yummy cakes from award-winning London bakery Cutter and Squidge after teaming up with City A.M.
The special delivery to three Square Mile workers took place after this paper ran a competition in response to comments by the boss of the food regulator about cakes.
And we take these things very personally.
Professor Susan Jebb said bringing in a tasty treat to share with colleagues didn’t create a “supportive environment” for people to cut down on food – and extraordinarily compared it to passive smoking.
At City A.M. we know how hard Square Mile workers work – and we think coming together over a cake in the afternoon to celebrate a birthday, a milestone or just because it’s Thursday is a wonderful way to build office culture.
So we took to Twitter asking hard-working office-dwellers to tweet at City A.M. with the reason they deserve a free one of Cutter and Squidge’s fantastic cakes.
We had tens of entries over Twitter on Thursday morning, and three lucky winners were picked by City A.M. editor, Andy Silvester at random.
Here are the lucky three! But first, a big thank you to Cutter & Squidge who made our loyal readers a chocolate squidge cake, a strawberry eaton mess, and a vegan blueberry lemon.
The chosen ones were, Ellie Chatterton of Headland Communications, Alice Moloney, Fiction editor at Usborne, and birthday-boy Keith Riley-Jones.
Keith said he deserved the cake because “I was 40 on Tuesday and I still haven’t had a birthday cake. I’m floor 31 of 20 fe church street and feeling very ‘old’ Please make my day!”
We sent the scrumptious cakes in a cab and it was well received.
Keith was crying with glee:
Alice also shared her cake with her team, making for a very happy Thursday afternoon at the Usborne fiction team!
The Headland team also enjoyed their cake, with Ellie winning ‘favourite colleague’ status in the process.
Cake really does bring everyone together.
Yesterday management gurus, CEOs and Square Mile workers all slammed the nanny state call by the nation’s top food regulator to ban cake from the office.
Leadership expert Ann Francke, the chief exec of the Chartered Management Institute, said “sharing office snacks is a great way to come together as a team.”
We agree Ann. And so do Ellie, Alice and Keith!