Leading Manchester-based dessert and speciality food manufacturer, Destiny Foods, has officially opened 30,000ft2 of new premises – expanding its core product range by 20%.
Joined by Cllr. John Hughes, councillor for Gorton North, the Destiny Foods team marked the start of the business’ ambitious plans for 2016.
The new premises house a 1700 pallet cold store and office suite, allowing Destiny Foods to introduce a range of new product lines, including ‘made without gluten,’ artisan breads and savoury products. Destiny Foods’ mission is to provide ‘made without gluten’ desserts that taste just as high quality and indulgent as their gluten-containing counterparts. The company has also carefully selected new artisan bread products, acting as exclusive UK supplier of the Spanish sourdough range.
Richard Watts, Managing Director of Destiny Foods, said: “Expanding our premises has given us the capacity to increase our product portfolio and add lines that provide a real point of difference.
“A rising number of consumers require made without gluten products and we want them to enjoy their favourite desserts without compromising on taste and quality. Incorporating new bread and savoury ranges also allows us to diversify our offering and meet the varied needs of our customers.
“The way our business has expanded in recent years is a real achievement and I’m incredibly proud of my team.”
Councillor for Gorton North, John Hughes, added: “It’s brilliant to see a local business expanding and supporting the local economy.
“A substantial proportion of Destiny Foods’ employees are local people and it is evident that the team has a great working relationship. I wish them every success as they continue to grow their business across the UK.”
Destiny Foods has invested over £2million in state-of-the-art equipment over the past two years, including a new fleet of multi-temperature vehicles and a 27 tonne multi-temperature truck.
The business achieved a turnover of £13million in 2015 and works with over 1,370 national clients across international hotel groups, national restaurant chains, stadia, breweries, travel and independent catering sectors. Destiny Foods currently employs 155 people.
For more information on Destiny Foods, visit: www.destinyfoods.com