Steve’s Cakes wound up

By Anne Bruce

- Last updated on GMT

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Steve’s Cakes wound up
Asda supplier Steve's Cakes is being liquidated by Belfast insolvency company FGS McClure Watters.

Steve’s, which was founded in 2002, operated from a 20,00sq ft plant in Antrim, Northern Ireland, employing 30 people.

The company was recently lauded as one of Asda’s top private label cakes suppliers, and also supplied supermarkets Tesco and Sainsbury’s, as well as foodservice companies.

Steve’s Cakes md Stephen Gamble had spoken of ambitions to triple company turnover from £3m in the next few years, despite the economic downturn.

Asda favourite

Steve’s was best-known for its traditional tray bakes such as caramel squares, but last year Asda awarded it a new £2m contract to supply Whoopie Pies for its 'Chosen by You' range at 377 shops across the UK.

Gregg Sterritt and Stephen Armstrong of FGS McClure Watters were appointed as liquidators on May 31, but refused to provide any details about what had caused the company’s problems when contacted by FoodManufacture.co.uk.

Creditors were told to send their full names and addresses, and the particulars of debts or claims to the liquidators on or before 31 July 2011.

Related topics: Ambient foods, Bakery

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