The Trust was set up by descendants of Christian Kunzle, the Swiss cake and confectionary maker whose Garrett’s Green factory, at its height, churned out more than 40,000 of its famous ‘Showboat’ cakes every week. The company, which began life in Birmingham in the 1920s, was sold to Fullers in 1964 and later became part of the Lyons empire.
One of the original Kunzle Cafés was housed in the three-storey timber-framed listed premises, part of which is circa 400 years old, in Stratford. The building is now let to Italian chain Strada and Fresh Baguette.
Colliers International’s Investment Property Management (IPM) along with its Commercial Lease Consultancy team has also been reappointed to manage Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust’s £35m property portfolio.
The charitable trust, set up in the sixteenth century by Edward VI, boasts more than 100 properties in the town, the income from which is returned to the community in the form of grants.
Colliers International’s nine-year consultancy term has been extended for a further two years.
Martyn Edwards, who heads the IPM team in Birmingham, said: “The Stratford Trust is one of the biggest charitable landowners in the country and it is a privilege to continue working with them. Our experience in Stratford made us the natural choice to advise the Kunzle Trust.”