Warburtons plans to build a distribution site at Howden in east Yorkshire because it has outgrown its existing depot in the region at Gilberdyke.

The 15,000sq ft depot, which will be based on the Ozone Business Park close to the M62 motorway, is being developed to the company’s specification by Horncastle Group and is due to be completed by July.

The company said all 42 jobs at the Gilberdyke site at the Broadlane Industrial Estate will be transferred to the new depot but added there were no immediate plans to recruit more staff.

Depot manager Mark Walker said: "Although Gilberdyke has been our home for years we have simply outgrown our current depot and needed to find a location that was good for business and for our team." He said the business park was "ideal because it provides the space we need for any future expansion".