Signature Flatbreads is example of Brexit growth opportunity, says Truss

Signature Flatbreads is an example of the entrepreneurial spirit that will make Brexit a success, according to chief secretary to the treasury Liz Truss.

Truss visited Signature Flatbreads last week to demonstrate how the government’s Brexit and trade deals would give businesses more trade opportunities with the rest of the world.

East of England exports are already worth £29bn per year, and Truss said British businesses, such as Dunstable-based Signature Flatbreads, would have an opportunity to boost these further after Brexit.

Signature supplies products including wraps, pitta and naan bread to UK retailers and foodservice operators, as well as to 30 countries around the world.

Truss said: “A Dunstable-based company selling naan breads in India is the ultimate embodiment of global Britain. It is this type of entrepreneurial and go-getting spirit that will help the UK make a success of this opportunity to reshape Britain.

“The East of England is a flourishing part of the country, and we are hugely committed to ensuring this region and its businesses step out into the world and benefit from our new independent trade policies.”

Signature Flatbreads is continuing investment in its business with the addition of two high-capacity production lines this year to increase its tortilla and flatbread capacity.

This investment follows the recent buyout of joint venture partner Aryzta and the return of the business to family ownership, under the management of brothers Charles and William Eid.

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