Long-established Lynn business Smiths the Bakers has moved part of its operation to new purpose-built premises at Hardwick Narrows Industrial Estate.
Its bakery is now up and running at a unit in Piper Road, having relocated in February, while the shop continues to trade from its London Road site in town.
The bakery was housed in Guanock Terrace and these premises are due to be converted into a cottage.
Paul Brandon, who started work with the business as “a Saturday boy” more than 40 years ago and is now managing director, said: “We have moved because we needed to progress the business. A large part of our business is now wholesale and requires early morning deliveries by vans. By moving we have better vehicular access and also we are not disturbing the local neighbourhood in Guanock Terrace.
“With new standards coming into the food industry in future, it had become more difficult to adapt the old building. Now we have a more modern equipment, including new steam ovens, which enable us to produce an even wider variety of bread.
“It will help us to expand the business, attract new customers and open more doors. In the longer term, we will be looking to take on more staff.”
Meanwhile the shop at London Road, is undergoing a complete revamp due to be completed by May or June.
Smiths the Bakers has been trading in Lynn since the 1930s and was originally located in Saddlebow Road but relocated when the A47 bypass was built. It has held the Royal Warrant for the past 30 years.