The future of Patisserie UK’s place within Lees Foods’ group of companies has been put into question by directors, following a "disappointing" performance in 2008.

According to a trading update, Patisserie UK suffered due to the loss of "a major customer" last year. Directors were said to be considering Patisserie UK’s future within the Lees Group and will make an announce- ment regarding its future in due course.

Patisserie UK was formed in 1994 and is a bespoke manufacturer of coffee shop round cakes, loaf and tray cakes, desserts and biscuits.

Meanwhile, the group’s other subsidiaries - Lees of Scotland and Waverley Bakery - achieved record sales turnover last year.

The Scotland-based confectionery and cake manufacturers’ trading update for the year, ended 31 December, stated sales for Waverley Bakery and Lees of Scotland were "in line with expectations".

Lees Foods is the parent company of Lees of Scotland, the Waverley Bakery and Patisserie UK.