Yorkshire-based business Costello’s Bakery has announced that it will invest £150k in a production facility in Malton, which is set to open by March 2017.

The facility will be 2,500sq ft and will create around 25 new jobs over the first 18 months of operation.

The investment will add further credentials for the bakery, which has shops in Malton and Driffield, and will allow more space to produce its craft baking products.

James Costello, owner of the bakery, told British Baker that the new production facility would enable the company to increase production by up to 10 times its current output.

“The increased output and approved status will allow us to begin a new wholesale operation for our savoury pies, rolls etc and help us to expand our retail presence with new outlets,” Costello said. “We began the project in April 2016 and we’re hoping to be up and running by next month.”

James Costello’s family connection with fine foods dates back to the 1800s, with recipes and methods passed down the generations, allowing the owner to build his business organically over the past 17 years.