Cheshire bakery Frank Roberts & Sons has won a manufacturing award following a year that saw its market share rise from 2.95% to 3.44% [Nielsen w/e 20 June 2015].

The company was awarded the national Food & Drink accolade at the Made in the UK Awards, coming first of the top five wrapped bread brands.

Mike Roberts, deputy chairman of Frank Roberts & Sons, said: “As a family-owned bakery steeped in history, we are delighted to have won the Made in the UK Award, which recognises our growth against the backdrop of an increasingly challenging market. We have worked hard to ensure that the quality of our products, staff and service never falters.

“This award follows a strong year for the business, with continued growth in market share. In the past year alone we have invested in capacity with the opening of our third bread plant, expanded our Little Treats Co biscuit decorating capability and developed a new sandwich thins plant based in Ilkeston.”

Judges said: “The fact that the company is growing, investing in technology and staff were the key elements which make Frank Roberts an outstanding choice.”

The awards are held in association with UK Trade & Investment.