Andrew Lodge, the Social Media Manager here at Lifetime, attended a seminar at Dearne Valley College last Friday about how social media can transform a business.
Various case studies were discussed, but there was one particular example that really caught Andrew’s attention and links nicely with our previous blogging on success and its meaning to different people.
It was the story of an airport worker who announced his resignation – via the medium of cake.
Chris Holmes presented his bosses at Stansted Airport with the iced passion cake, explaining he was quitting to enjoy fatherhood and expand his baking business.
The full text reads:
To the Management Border Force, Stansted
Today is my 31st birthday, and having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me, and other people happy.
For that reason I hereby give notice of my resignation, in order that I may devote my time and energy to my family and to my cake business which has grown steadily over the past few years.
I wish the organisation and my colleagues the best for the future and I remind you that, if you enjoy this cake, you can order more at www.mrcake.co.uk
Chris Holmes (Mr Cake)
He posted the image on his Facebook page which quickly went viral. Since then his ‘Mr Cake’ business has gone from strength to strength. He now has orders flooding in from all over the world including celebrities, in fact he was the person commissioned by The Sun newspaper to make the hair dryer cake presented to football manager Sir Alex Ferguson when he retired.
Chris has followed his passion and become happier and more successful as a result.