The Naked Baker has officially opened its second shop and café in Hedge End, Southampton, as part of a wider expansion plan, which has seen the firm relocate its bakery production site.

The bakery, previously based in Botley Mills, has relocated production to a larger premises in Shamblehurst Lane, Hedge End, but has retained its existing shop. "We needed a bigger bakery in the first place," explained director and owner Andy Churcher. "The site used to be a greengrocer’s so we renovated it and turned it into a bakery."

The new shop and café has created seven new part-time jobs and has been trading since the beginning of February. It will continue to sell the bakery’s French-style breads, while the café offers paninis, sandwiches, and freshly made cakes. The firm also has a wholesale, catering and sandwich delivery business.