Yorkshire company Tim’s Bakery took time out from battling through the snow to visit children at Grimethorpe Ladywood Primary School.

It laid on a free buffet for pupils after the bakery’s van made it through the freezing conditions to reach almost every customer, even in more remote areas. Some elderly regular customers also received special doorstep drop-offs.

Cudworth-based Tim’s Bakery has gone from making 200 bread, pastry and cake items a day to up to 3,500 in just three years.

Owner Andrew Haynes (pictured with Ladywood Primary School pupils Ebon Dean and Bailey Arnold) plans to add a second vehicle, so it can supply more businesses and operate further afield in Doncaster and Wakefield. 

Business support organisation Enterprising Barnsley helped it switch production to a manufacturing unit at Grove Park, Grimethorpe.

Said Haynes: “Free support from Enterprising Barnsley has made a huge difference. As well as helping us find a unit, they’ve assisted with staff contracts, health and safety and accessing funding. We’re now getting help with website development, which will be key to us being able to expand the wholesale side of our business further.”