Nottingham-based Addo Food Group has appeared on BBC Two’s Inside The Factory this week.
The show follows the production of a range of party food made at Addo’s Riverside site in Nottingham for Marks & Spencer. It showcases the pastry producer’s full manufacturing process, from raw ingredients through to product development to retail.
Addo produces goods for UK retailers and under brands including Wall’s Pastry and Pork Farms. Its products include sausage rolls, pork pies, pasties, slices and quiches
“The whole Addo Food Group team and I are very excited to be appearing on BBC Two’s Inside The Factory. We were absolutely delighted to have been approached by such a popular prime-time show and to host Gregg (Wallace) and the crew at our Riverside premises,” said Deborah Bolton, CEO of Addo Food Group.
The company employs 2,500 people nationwide and 450 people at its Riverside bakery, which features its own specialist manufacturing facility and development team, focused on driving product innovation and quality.
“We have six bakery sites across the country but Riverside is one of the busiest – with 42 million quiches being baked on-site each year. As the UK’s largest chilled quiche manufacturer, the festive period is the most demanding time of the year for us – with our hand-working team producing 4.5 million quiches every December.”
The episode includes two other Midlands-based businesses, which both appear as part of Addo Food Group’s supply chain: Derbyshire-based haulage company NFT Distribution and West Midlands-based egg supplier Bumblehole Foods.
“The businesses appearance on Inside The Factory has created a buzz within the team and I have no doubt will be watched by all this Thursday.”
Inside The Factory is available on BBC iPlayer.
Cherry Healey, presenter of BBC Two’s Inside The Factory