How does an electrician with absolutely NO baking experience come to own not 1 – but nearly 7 – highly successful bakeries in Brisbane?
Barry Ryan had dreamed of owning his own business since he was 19 years old … and waited patiently for 20 years for the right opportunity. That opportunity was purely ‘God directed’ as Barry explains it, when he saw two bakeries for sale in the paper in 2001. With no baking experience, in fact, not even knowing the difference between a Vienna or a Tank Loaf, Barry and his wife Linda jumped into the deep end of running a business … and have been paddling like crazy ever since to open 5 additional stores.
Joined by their daughters Katelyn & Jess and son Paul, the Ryan family are driven by their love for family, for the business and for quality food. As Katelyn says
“What we lack in ‘classic, taught, commercial business skills’ we work like crazy to make up for in effort, drive, commitment, passion, humour and most importantly, love!”
To experience the love for yourself, find your nearest Jacob’s Bakery.