Oliver’s of Crediton is looking to expand by opening a second premises, consisting of an on-site bakery and shop, British Baker can reveal.

The family-run business, based in Devon, is in talks with Exeter-based The Village Bakery to acquire its Magdalen Road site.

David Oliver, managing director at Oliver’s, told British Baker: “We have been looking for an empty shop in Exeter, which is an up-and-coming city. The Village Bakery site is seven miles from our existing sites and we would like to work the two bakeries together.”

He added that his sons, James and Brian, who are both company directors, will look to take over the business in four years’ time, when he will look to take a step back.

David explained that Oliver’s is performing well and, in the last year, the business has experienced an increase in turnover of between 5% and 6%.

Oliver’s launched 10 years ago and sells a range of breads, cakes and wedding cakes.