TRURO Cornwall TR3 6LQ
The oldest pasty maker in the South West has been given a huge funding boost to help it bring the joy of Cornish pasties to the rest of the UK.
Warrens Bakery has been making pasties since 1860, has 50 retail outlets across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and around 480 employees. Now it has been given £1.6m to expand across the South West and beyond.
The funding comes from Santander’s Breakthrough Programme and will pay for a rebrand and expansion of the business, which means people outside the South West will get to enjoy the taste of authentic Cornish pasties all year round, rather than just when on luxury short breaks Cornwall.
The company is based in St Just and also has a production unit in Plymouth. It sells pasties, savouries, cakes and bread in the UK and also sells some goods overseas under the trading name Simply Cornish.
Warrens chairman Mark Sullivan, said the funding would help his business grow, while Santander’s head of growth capital Darren Hart said he was proud his bank was supporting the world’s oldest producer of Cornish pasties.
“Warrens has a real legacy and a great reputation, for a good reason,” he said.