At less than a year old, pie business Timmy’s Pies is celebrating a deal to supply its six-strong range to top-end department store Harvey Nichols.

Timmy’s Pies began life on the Duke of York market, London, in April last year, with founder Timmy Wilkes making the decision to upscale and rent premises at a professional kitchen in the summer.

Wilkes told British Baker that another producer, working from the same premises, currently supplied Harvey Nichols and was aware its food buyer was looking for someone to supply it with some new and interesting pies.

Wilkes said the buyer especially liked the seasonal approach he took with his menu. His pies change with the four seasons, with the current range featuring hare ragu and mushroom; wild boar and apple; slow cooked beef with chilli; and a chicken, leek and tarragon.

The firm has just delivered the first order to the retailer, currently only 20-30 pies a week, but Wilkes is hoping to grow this order in the future. Timmy’s Pies also supplies Union Market, in Fulham Broadway, and has just started selling pies to The People’s Supermarket in London