Family-owned baker Greenhalgh’s will be opening its 60th store in its home town of Bolton this month.

The award-winning bakery, which has been trading for more than half a century, produces pies, pasties and cakes. It will be opening its doors on 31 October on Chorley Old Road in Heaton and will create five new jobs. Denise Heaton is returning to the company as the new store’s manager.

David Smart, production director and second generation baker at Greenhalgh’s, said: “Bolton has been our home for over half a century and, in the current economic climate, we are very happy to be able to offer some new employment opportunities in the town.

“This will be our sixth store in the area, which is a testament to the following we have developed over the years. It appears that even fans who leave the region miss our quality products and northern charm – as we often receive emails, letters and phone calls asking for a delivery of a red cross parcel packed with our pies, pasties and pastries.”

Greenhalgh’s produces a vast range of baked goods in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside
for consumers, in addition to retail, supermarket, catering and wholesale markets. The bakery has gained celebrity fans including The Wanted’s Tom Parker and rugby league player Shaun Briscoe.