Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Ambitious bakery is on the move

Paul McClurg, Bank of Ireland and Warren Patton, Pattons Bakery at the official opening of Pattons Bakery’s new premises in Newtownards

Pattons Bakery is on the rise following a £375,000 investment in a new premises.

The company, which employs 22, has opened a new premises in Newtownards, which will enable the business to cater for increased demand from key retail customers such as Henderson Group and Musgrave Retail Partners.

The company’s investment in the purchase and fit-out of the new 4,700 sq ft facility at Kiltonga Industrial Estate has been made possible through funding of £300,000 by Bank of Ireland.

Established in 2004, Pattons Bakery has seen its revenue growing by around £50,000 per annum in recent years. The company is also planning for further growth.

Warren Patton, Pattons Bakery, said: “Before moving into these new premises we regularly had to turn business away.

“By increasing our storage and despatch capacity we are now perfectly placed to deliver higher volumes and meet the demand from our bakery and retail customers to serve a wider range of stores. Our focus on quality has been key to continued business growth.”

Paul McClurg, relationship manager, business banking, Bank of Ireland, said: “A longstanding client of the bank, Pattons Bakery is a real success story with a strong business plan, and we are delighted to be providing funding for the company through this key milestone in its growth.

“Bank of Ireland believes that Northern Ireland’s small businesses sector is vitally important to economic recovery and we are keen to support viable businesses.”