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Blackfriars

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The company was founded in the mid 1980's. When the current owners purchased it in 1988 the company specialised in Vegetarian and Frozen products. The frozen lines were expensive to produce, so the company looked to developing ambient cake lines, which were very popular and the flapjacks were the most popular of all.

The company concentrated on expanding the range of flapjack flavours from 1990 onwards and by 1994 we had started renting the factory space next door as the company was growing. Blackfriars had introduced an unprecedented twenty plus new flavours, increasing product popularity and becoming one of the first companies to establish U.K. wide sales of flapjacks.

In 1995 a limited company was formed, trading as Blackfriars Bakery. The product range also started to expand with the introduction of Muffins, Cookies and Cake slices.

Blackfriars led the way, through research and innovation, in extending the shelf life of its products. We recognised that for small retail and snack bar outlets lacking refrigerated display space, a product with a good shelf life at ambient temperature would be advantageous.

In 2000, as the need for storage became more apparent, Blackfriars started renting a warehouse across the road. In 2004 another warehouse next door to the other was rented. Blackfriars now had separate warehousing for ingredients and finished goods. In 2003 Blackfriars purchased another company and renamed it Fudge Factory, a company that specialise in Tray Bakes, Individually wrapped bars and cookies, expanding the product range further, giving customers more variety. The warehouses we were renting were sold to developers for regeneration and were set for demolition.

We took the decision to relocate the whole company. After finding suitable premises in the town of Wigston, 4 miles from our original location, we started to move the company in 2007. As our warehouse was set to be demolished, this was the first to move in mid 2007. Blackfriars Bakery was then split between two sites for nearly 2 years, as refurbishments were made to the new building, which included a brand new warehouse with access directly into the new production area.

In the summer of 2008 our offices were moved to the new site, and after the completion of our new production area, the production staff followed in early 2009. We now have extra production space and warehouse storage, as well as improved facilities and machinery. These will help us to make and stock more of the current products as well as developing new lines. Once again as the company has done before, we will be expanding our range further, to give customers more variety and more healthy eating.

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Business Type:
Manufacturer [Leicester, est. 1988] What is TradePass™?
Industry Focus:
Bakery & Cakes, Sweets & Chocolate, Confectionery, Snacks & Sandwiches
Products/Services:
Flapjacks, Muffins, Cookies, Cakes, Treat Boxes, Traybakes, Mixed Boxes
Brands Distributed:
Blackfriars, Fudge Factory
Supplies To:
Wholesalers, Multiple Retailers, Exporters, Online Traders, Mail Order Companies
Focus Markets:
UK,
Minimum Order Value:
£500.00 ex VAT
Payments Accepted:
Wire Transfer, Cheque, Credit Cards, PayPal, Cash, Cash On Delivery, Credit Account
Delivery Charge:
Free Delivery if order value > £800.00

Contact Details:

Company:

Blackfriars Verified Supplier

Contact Person:

Kieron Maher (Sales)

Address:

185 Gloucester Crescent - Wigston, Leicester, Leicestershire

Postcode:

LE18 4YH

Telephone:

+44 0116 2786029
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Fax:

+44 0116 2785348

Web Site:
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