An award-winning artisan bakery in the South East,

supporting women survivors of human trafficking.

Scrumptious homemade cakes, delicious artisan breads and a little taste of freedom. Bramber Bakehouse provides a baking and employability programme, in partnership with the Sophie Hayes Foundation, for women survivors of human trafficking, equipping and empowering them on their journey to restoration and recovery.

Recipients of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020

Recipients of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020

How It Works

Every year we welcome up to 6 women who join us for 8-monthly workshops. From the first day to graduation, they learn fundamental baking skills with Martha Collison and receive employability skills delivered by the Sophie Hayes Foundation. Each programme includes 3 key components…


Baking Skills

Each month we teach baking skills including making dough, creating a mirror glaze and allergy-friendly goodies.



The Sophie Hayes Foundation helps us to deliver CV writing, interview skills, coaching and more.


Self worth and value

A place to offer encouragement and acceptance, learning to value what’s true and important.

“Bramber Bakehouse is so different to anything I’ve ever done before, I just love it. The team are very understanding and helpful. Because of them, I am stronger in myself”

– Bramber Graduate


  • Alistair Wickens
    Alistair Wickens Chair

    Alistair is  our chair of trustees, alongside being Chief Executive of Goscombe Homes, an innovative start up looking to solve the UK’s housing crisis.

  • Hollin Preston
    Hollin Preston Trustee

    Hollin is the co-founder of Bramber, alongside Lucy. She lives by the sea and is employed as a secondary school teacher.

  • Lucy Butt
    Lucy Butt Operations Manager

    Lucy is co-founder, alongside Hollin. She has a passion for showing women their true worth, and always arrives with cake.

  • Matt Heath
    Matt Heath Trustee

    Matt is involved in a number of businesses – from IT consultancy to a chain of speciality coffee shops.

  • Anne Read
    Anne Read Trustee

    Until recently, Anne held the position of Director for Anti Trafficking and Modern Slavery for the Salvation Army.

  • Dan Preston
    Dan Preston Trustee

    Dan is a branding & marketing consultant. He’s been with Bramber since the start, and has mastered a lemon drizzle.

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Bramber Bakehouse is a registered charity; Charity no: 1172837