Baking Industry Awards winner Jacksons The Bakers has opened a new £1.2m bakery, with a view to expanding into new areas, including supermarket supply.

The one-shop Chesterfield bakery has targeted expansion of its wholesale business, which currently accounts for two-thirds of its turnover, after scooping the Tesco-sponsored Quality Product Award at BIA08.

"We have already had an enquiry to supply a couple of products to Aldi, so we’re going to explore that side of the business," said owner Trevor Jackson. "It will be more diverse for us, as it will be high volumes - not something we have done before."

The 12,000sq ft facility was built from the ground up and took just six months to complete.

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