Funding helps bakery expansion

L-R: Mark Heller (Barclays), Lizzy Nile, Steve Double MP; Chris Nile

A family-owned Cornish bakery is expanding its portfolio following a six-figure funding package from Barclays.

Nile’s Bakery has opened a purpose built 8,000sq ft baking facility on newly-acquired land at St Austell Enterprise Park. This included installing new energy efficient machinery such as ovens and freezers.

Established in 1955, by Leslie Nile and his wife Chrissie, the business continues to build on its success and is now run by third and fourth generation family members.  The firm currently employs over 100 full and part-time staff from the local area across six shops and three cafés, located in St Austell, Fowey, and Newquay.

Chris Nile, of Nile’s Bakery, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to grow the family business by opening our latest bakery shop and cafe with an amazing view allowing us to continue to provide quality products for our loyal customers.

“This investment will help us to secure our future, and that of our hard-working employees, and we look forward to continuing to create delicious products at an affordable price to be enjoyed by all.”

Local MP, Steve Double, was on hand to officially launch the new bakery and said: “It’s great to see one of our local family businesses expanding with the opening of this new modern bakery and cafe.

“This significant investment in our local economy will create and secure jobs for local people and support local businesses in the supply chain.  Well done to everyone involved in making this happen and especially to the Nile family for their work and dedication over many decades. As someone who lives locally, it was good to go along and support them with one of their famous pasties.”