Scottish bakery Stephens plans to expand its chain of shops and fleet of snack vans after moving into a custom-built £4.5m bakery.

Located on the outskirts of Dunfermline, the new 38,000sq ft site replaces Stephens’ previous 7,000sq ft premises in the town centre. Managing director André Sarafilovic told British Baker that capacity at the new site could support turnover of £15m compared to £5.5m at the previous bakery.

The firm has invested heavily in new equipment for making artisan lines, including a stress-free line for handling high-moisture doughs such as ciabatta.