Hot on the heels of being named Baker of the Year, Robin Jones, MD of The Village Bakery (Coedpoeth), has announced plans to invest £3m in a new 30,000 sq ft bakery to meet growing supermarket demand.

The new bakery, due to open next May, producing bread and morning goods, is based at the same industrial estate in Wrexham as the company’s gluten-free production facility. A single automated bread line will be installed at the premises later this year, which will produce a wide range of speciality products for the supermarkets. Current customers include Tesco, Somerfield and The Co-op.

"We have reached capacity at our main 45,000sq ft bakery in Minera," said Jones, named by Vandemoortele as Baker of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards this month. "The extra room will let us develop existing ranges and launch new ones."

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