Cake manufacturer Perfection Foods is to open a new bakery in Walsall early next year, creating many new jobs in the local area.

The family-run firm currently employs 40 workers at three sites, but the firm’s management has said the new site will almost triple the workforce, according to the Express and Star.

The bakery makes American-style muffins, fingers, slices, giant cookies, flapjacks, slab cakes, traybakes and Madeira cakes.

The business was established in 2000 by Brothers Sukhdev Singh Bath and Balwinder Singh Bath. It manufactures and supplies its cakes direct to national wholesalers, including Makro, Batleys and Bestways, as well as to large retailers such as Asda and Morrisons. It also exports to more than 10 countries in Europe.