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SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY formal cheque presentation

January 15, 2016

It was the season of giving and we are pleased to announce that during November Banjo’s bakeries across Australia raised $21,088 fundraising for Speak up stay Chatty

PLUS an additional $5,000 in donations and merchandise sales.

Here are a few pics from the formal presentation of the cheque to Mitch McPherson by Banjo’s CEO and Managing Director Jessica Saxby took place tonight at a formal function at DJ Motors – a big thank you to Banjo’s customers, staff and everyone who helped to make the month such a success and to continue raising awareness of suicide prevention throughout our communities. ?#?staychatty? ?#?fundraising? ?#?coffeechats??#?supportingourcommunity? Continue reading “SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY formal cheque presentation”

Rising to the top at Banjo's

January 13, 2016

Supporting local communities is the mantra for a brand with local origins. Founded by Mark Saxby in 1984, Banjo’s has grown from strength to strength and now boasts 36 bakery café’s across Australia. The latest addition is at Longford in the north of the state and also boasts Banjo’s newest franchisee.

Damien Benson has been with Banjo’s for over 15 years after starting as a cleaner at the Margate bakery. Damien’s affinity with the bakery environment saw him quickly move through the ranks and when he transferred to Moonah in 2007 it wasn’t long before he became Assistant Manager.

When the opportunity came along to become Store Manager, it was a natural progression and saw him managing a team of up to 30 staff.

“Banjo’s has been a great company to be involved with” Damien said, “Opportunities are there for those who are prepared to reach for their goals.” Continue reading “Rising to the top at Banjo’s”

New Norfolk bringing Christmas spirit to locals!

November 30, 2015

Banjo’s New Norfolk is a delicious option for Christmas treats this festive season, with a wide variety of sweets that will satisfy the tastebuds of any diner.

It’s also the perfect place to stop by for a coffee during those hectic Christmas shopping days, with a free Christmas tart coming with any coffee purchase. Simply present the coupon from the Gazette to receive this offer.

Come in and chat to the friendly local staff about ideas that would suit the Christmas dinner table to accompany your family meals.They are also taking orders for Christmas, with a large variety of food options available.

Local franchisee Robbie Iles is passionate about the local community and ensures the business always puts back into the Derwent Valley with local sponsorships of several sporting teams. Continue reading “New Norfolk bringing Christmas spirit to locals!”

Lizzie Stokely stoked to lend support

November 13, 2015

November’s current SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY promotion at Banjo’s continues to raise support towards suicide prevention.

Encouraging others to do the same, Relationships Australia Ambassador and founder of SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Mitch McPherson has been sipping on large coffees and chatting with friends on a daily basis at Banjo’s stores across Tasmania.

Banjo’s and the not for profit charity have joined forces to help spread the message that nothing is so bad that you can’t talk about it with a friend – perhaps over a cup of coffee. Banjo’s is donating 50 cents from every large coffee sold towards the cause as well as selling Stay ChatTY wrist bands and stickers in-store.

McPherson recently caught up with local Bruny Island surfer Lizzie Stokely at Banjo’s Hobart City for a coffee and chat.

Stokely, a 17 year old St Michael’s Collegiate student, was awarded the Isabel Letham Award at the national junior surfing titles last year for most promising female surfer and earned a sponsorship deal with the surf brand Roxy. Already picking up tips from champion Layne Beachley, the young surfer is well on her way to a professional career. The young surfer is a big supporter of SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY and hopes to inspire other young Tasmanian’s to follow their dreams and goals.

Coffee fundraiser for Stay ChatTY

November 7, 2015

We are so excited it’s November! Banjo’s is proud to be a sponsor of Speak up stay Chatty and helping to raise awareness of suicide prevention and raising funds to support this worthy cause. Throughout November every 35 Banjo’s Bakery Cafe‘s will be donating 50c from every large coffee to Speak up stay Chatty to ensure they can continue the amazing work they are doing in our communities. You can help by buying a coffee with a friend and posting a selfie of you both with a Banjo’s coffee with #coffeechat to increase awareness and you could win coffee for a month. So get on board! #fundraising #staychatTY #coffee #coffeechat

Ben Hilfenhaus and Luke Butterworth from Cricket Tasmania joined us to help begin promoting the month. Banjo’s Bakery Cafe‘s throughout Tas, Vic, NSW and Qld will be donating 50 cents from every large Banjo’s coffee to this fantastic cause. We’re proud to be involved in supporting Speak up! Stay ChatTY and doing what we can to spread the word and assisting in raising awareness for suicide prevention by encouraging everyone to #haveacupandspeakup and join us for a or #coffeechat #raisingawareness #teamchatty #banjos #fundraising #excitement

Banjo's Stay ChatTY

November 1, 2015

Banjo’s partners with local charity to make a difference.

Recent discussions between Banjo’s Corporation and Relationships Australia ambassador Mitch McPherson has resulted in the two groups teaming up to increase awareness of a cause that is close to the hearts of many Tasmanian’s.
“Banjo’s is proud to be a major sponsor of SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY and to also help raise awareness of the charity and suicide prevention throughout the community” said Banjo’s Managing Director, Jessica Saxby, “We are supportive of the work Mitch and SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY do to unite everyone and help make change to prevent suicide.”
A Tasmanian business with 35 stores and more on the way, Banjo’s Bakery Cafés are well placed to increase the reach and get the message into numerous regions throughout Tasmania and on the mainland.
“Our staff and customers were excited to be involved even before the promotion started” she said, “We hope to raise substantial funds by donating 50c from every large coffee sold in November to SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY.”

Banjo’s Stay ChatTY

If you would like to donate go to the SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY website

For any questions regarding the above please contact Karen Ahern – Banjo’s Corporation or phone 0428 115 220

Celebrity Cake Decorating in the Mall

April 27, 2015

Cake Decorating Challenge winners Glenorchy Mayor, Kristy Johnston and John X with Banjo’s CEO Jessica Saxby.

Banjo’s helped Cystic Fibrosis launch their 65 Roses Challenge by organising a cake decorating celebrity challenge.

Team A: Hobart Lord Mayor, Sue Hickey and Tassie Tigers Cricketer Luke Butterworth.
Team B: John X (Actor and comedian) and Glenorchy Mayor Alderman Kristie Johnson.
Team C: Hon Adriana Taylor (MLC for Elwick) and another Tassie Tigers cricketer Ben Dunk

In teams of two, celebrities had to ice a chocolate slab cake with the CF rose logo. Contestants were judged on teamwork and creativity. The event was a lot of fun and attracted a good crowd on the day.

Banjo's Sailing Success

February 20, 2015

Banjo’s Shoreline was the naming rights sponsor of the recent Crown Series Regatta, held last weekend on the 13 – 15 February 2015. More than 80 keelboats entered the 2015 series, with a fleet of 13 boats in the Racing Group 1, headed by Sydney Hobart racing yacht Cougar II. The event attracted several thousand sailors from around the state, plus their families and supporters.

As naming rights sponsors Banjo’s received considerable exposure over the weekend which included news coverage, news stories in the Mercury and other various sports media. Additionally the Banjo’s logo was displayed prominently both on websites and throughout the event. Continue reading “Banjo’s Sailing Success”

Banjo’s Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta

February 12, 2015

Banjo’s Shoreline has taken up race honors to become the naming right sponsor of the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta. More than 80 keel boats have entered for the 2015 series, with a fleet of 13 boats in the Racing Group 1, headed by Sydney Hobart racing yacht Cougar II.

Banjo’s Shoreline provides food for the event and continues to build a strong relationship with the Bellerive Yacht Club. The weekends events are scheduled to run from the 13 to the 15 February 2015 and the series is now firmly consolidated as the premier sailing event in Tasmania.

Bandanna Day at Banjo's

October 31, 2014

Banjo’s Hobart supports many charities and community groups over the course of the year. One of these donations is small in size but big in heart. Each year the bakery supports CanTeen Australia by donating delicious sandwich and sweet platters to help feed those raising money for Bandanna Day around the streets of Hobart.

CanTeen Australia supports young people living with cancer and to find out more about this great organisation or to make an online donation, visit their web page –