Ministry of Cake marks 3m-a-week milestone

Taunton bakery and dessert manufacturer Ministry of Cake has marked the fact it now makes 3m cakes a week by launching a new website.

The company’s longest-serving employee Pauline Gammon and its oldest employee Alan Leader, 79, pressed the button to launch the new website.

Sales are now expected to top £30m in the current financial year, thanks to rising export sales, and as reported last week, export discussions are ongoing.

As part of its expansion, the company’s sister operation, Ministry of Pudding, also in Torquay, is about to produce its 10-millionth pudding since opening in August 2014.

Chris Ormrod, managing director, was also voted CEO of the year this week by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

He said: “We are now selling more than 3m slices of cake a week, helped in no small part by St Mary Berry and a certain TV show.

“We now send cakes from Taunton to Europe and beyond, with ongoing discussions with China and Australia. I estimate 20% of Ministry sales will come from outside the UK within the next three years.”

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