Wholesale bakery The Bread Factory has opened its new 18,000sq ft bakery, after a year of planning and six months of building. The company, which won British Baker’s Speciality Bread Award in 2005 (sponsored by Tesco), has moved its three bakeries from Stanmore and Park Royal in London to one Hendon plant. Trading director Tom Molnar said the £1.5 million investment had allowed the company to bring all its talented bakers together, to share expertise and create new products.

The Bread Factory has been baking breads and morning goods for over 15 years. It currently offers a range of 300 products, including British, French, Italian, sourdough breads, bread rolls, specility baps, sandwich loaves and morning goods. Its client list includes first-class hotels and high-end retailers.

The firm, owned by Ran Avidan and Tom Molnar. both formerly of management consultancy McKinsey & CO., and Gail Stephens, founder of The Bread Factory and Baker & Spice, has 90 employees, including 40 bakers.