Bakery and patissier firm Just Desserts, based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, has invested £20,000 in new equipment to support its growth plans.

The firm, which supplies premium handmade desserts and pastries to the hospitality and foodservice sector, said it is now trading 25% ahead of its 2010 performance, and is looking to double its turnover by 2015. It has doubled capacity at its site, with a new energy-efficient freezer, enabling the business to service a larger customer base.

James O’Dwyer, managing director, Just Desserts, said: "We are enjoying an encouraging period of growth and we needed to invest in new equipment to respond quicker to increased customer needs and to carry greater stock levels of key lines."