The region’s fastest growing bakery group, Two Magpies, has made a further £80k investment as it continues to expand with the opening of a brand new central bakery in Walpole.
With nine bakery/cafe sites across Norfolk and Suffolk, Two Magpies has grown exponentially in the last few years and this latest investment will allow it to further increase its output volumes for future growth.
With two bakeries currently running in Halesworth and Darsham, the new Walpole site in Suffolk will eventually house both bakeries, with 20 staff moving location and a further 10 new staff members recruited to man the new 11,000 square foot bakery.
“We’ve been planning this move for some time and it will make a huge difference to operations,” explains Two Magpies Owner and CEO, Steve Magnall. “The new bakery will mean more space, more volume and a much greater control on output and efficiency across the production line. It will also reduce wasted miles as everything will be more centralised to serve our nine sites.”
The whole move was managed and overseen by Guy Watts, head of bakery and production at Two Magpies Bakery. “The whole move has been plain sailing for the most part. So far we’ve relocated our Halesworth bakery unit into the new site and Darsham will follow in due course. It’s a substantial operation to move a whole bakery, but the new site gives us so much more scope for upscaling production,” explains Guy.
It’s been a busy year for Two Magpies Bakery, having opened two new Mini Magpie sites in Beccles and Wells-Next-The-Sea in the last six months. This latest change sets the business on course for further growth. “We have big plans over the next few months with an exciting new Christmas range coming soon. Two Magpies Bakery Group is definitely one to watch,” adds Steve.
Two Magpies Bakery operates nine bakery/cafes across Norfolk and Suffolk in Norwich, Blakeney, Holt, Wells-Next-The- Sea, Beccles, Darsham, Aldeburgh, Woodbridge and Southwold.