Destiny Foods, the Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributer, has bought a 30,000sq ft warehouse which it says will triple its storage capacity.

Work has already begun on a two-stage transformation of the site in Gorton, Manchester. It will become a cold store able to take 1700 pallets and allow the business to extend its wholesale range and streamline its distribution service.

The expansion follows an annual investment of over £1m in state of the art equipment and a new multi-temperature transport fleet which includes a 27-tonne truck. The company also recently opened a new innovation centre to pursue ambitious product development plans.

Richard Watts, founder and managing director at Destiny Foods, said: “Continued investment into the best equipment, facilities and staff has enabled us to develop the strongest product range we’ve ever produced in 2015.

“We understand the needs of our customers and the market they inhabit. The businesses we supply recognise us for delivering both quality products and great service – factors that have led to us winning numerous high profile contracts this year.

“The focus now is on expanding our wholesale and artisan ranges and growing our UK-wide presence even further in 2016.”