The company, which produces bread, savouries and cakes, says the modern, 4,700sq ft unit, at Kiltonga Industrial Estate in Newtownards, will provide it with much-needed additional capacity. "Before moving into these new premises, we regularly had to turn business away," said Warren Patton, MD of Pattons Bakery. "By increasing our storage and despatch capa-city, we are now perfectly placed to deliver higher volumes and meet the demand from our bakery and retail customers to serve a wider range of stores. Our focus on quality has been key to continued business growth."
Bank of Ireland has provided £300,000 of funding for the move. The bank's relationship manager Anthony McVeigh said: "A longstanding client, Pattons Bakery is a real success story with a strong business plan, and we are delighted to be providing funding for the company through this key milestone in its growth."