Wilf Lewis has installed a cultural change since taking on the family business

Me and my factory

Eyes on the pies

By Noli Dinkovski

Wilf Lewis has set his sights on refocusing his company's priorities.

Bright Blue Foods is launching nine Aunt Bessie's cake lines into Tesco stores

Bright Blue Foods targets £100M in sales

By Rod Addy

Bright Blue Foods is targeting £100M in sales within four years as the cake business gears up for further growth after restructuring and investing £2M in its Shadsworth bakery in Blackburn.

Left to right: David Dunn of Blackburn Rovers, Ian Hall, chairman of Spar distributor James Hall & Co, and Barry Thomas

Bakery plant worth millions creates 30 jobs

By Rod Addy

Clayton Park Bakery has opened a new factory at Huncoat, Lancashire, creating 30 jobs, as it announces it has clinched a contract to supply Newcastle United football club.

The More Than Meat Pies product won the top prize based on criteria such as commercial feasibility and eco-innovation

Harper Adams green meat pie scoops award

By Rod Addy

The More than Meat Pies team from Harper Adams University has been awarded gold prize at Ecotrophelia UK 2013 for their product, Hearty Meal, a ready meal offal pie.

Tasty acquisition: Neil Court-Johnston (left) predicts sales of £100M within the next five to 10 years after acquiring Pooles Pies for £3M from Dave Wheelan

Pooles Pies’ new owner targets sales of £100M

By Rod Addy

Pooles Pies could reach £100M in sales within the next five to 10 years, according to Neil Court-Johnston, the new owner and chief executive and former Holland’s Pies boss.

Princes ponders ways to can Fray Bentos

Princes ponders ways to can Fray Bentos

By Ben Bouckley

Princes says it is “actively considering” options regarding the disposal of former Premier Foods canned pies business Fray Bentos.

General Mills UK buys Saxby Bros

General Mills UK buys Saxby Bros

By Elaine Watson

Jus Rol has snapped up Saxby Bros, its biggest rival in the branded ingredient pastry sector, for an undisclosed sum.The deal gives Jus Rol’s owner...

Puffed with pride

Puffed with pride

By Elaine Watson

There is something special about working for a family-owned business, says Neville Carruthers

Who ate all the pies?

Who ate all the pies?

By Michelle Knott

They might struggle to appease the healthy eating lobby, but meat pie makers are going the extra mile to reduce salt and artery-clogging trans fats, says Michelle Knott


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