Ethnic bread manufacturer Honeytop Speciality Foods, announced last week that turnover is up by 29%, from £20.5m to £26m on the previous year.

Charles Eid, joint-MD of Honeytop, said the results are the culmination of an "exciting year", which has seen new products including organic naan, keema naan and filled dough balls.

He said the company’s export sales had doubled and it had a sizeable presence in the European market and had products selling in Canada and the USA.

Honeytop is to trial ’tear-and-share’ garlic bread fingers in 80 McDonald’s stores in north England, as an alternative to fries for children’s Happy Meals.