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NORTHWEST FOOD NEWS

Monday November 10 2014

Destiny Foods celebrates record year




Destiny Foods celebrates record year

Leading North West-based dessert and speciality food manufacturer, Destiny Foods, is celebrating a strong year of growth and investment across both its Manchester sites.
 
The business is set to achieve a turnover of £12million in 2014, an increase of 15% on 2013. Over 16 million cakes and speciality patisserie have gone through its production facility this year, bound for customers across the hotel, sport and leisure sectors. Destiny Foods has seen further penetration into other markets for its products, the latest of which is providing desserts to the airline industry.
 
Following a number of new clients wins, Destiny Foods has invested over £2million in state-of-the-art equipment and a site extension that will further increase the business’ capacity. This includes a brand new, high care production facility, ultrasonic portioning machines, and new rack ovens which improves the overall baking capacity. This investment will increase capacity and efficiency ahead of a 20% forecasted growth in 2015.
 
On top of this, the business has made a number of notable new appointments, including a new Director of Manufacturing, a Technical Manager with 26 years of experience and a new pastry chef to complement the New Product Development team. The new team members will oversee the development of even more innovative fresh and frozen products for Destiny customers.
 
Richard Watts, Managing Director and Founder of Destiny Foods, commented: “We have experienced double digit growth in 2014 and our expectations for next year are even greater. The underlying improvement in the economy is a contributing factor, also new sources of finance fuel hotel developments, city tourism continues to boom and occupancy drives from the hospitality sector have helped drive sales. The ‘afternoon tea’ factor has continued to help drive premium dessert sales.  As our customers strive to stay ahead of the game, they are demanding innovation to help push added value offerings. ”
 
Founded over 22 years ago, Destiny Foods has become one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of desserts and speciality foods in the UK. The company possesses its own distribution fleet of 35 vehicles and has hubs in both Manchester and London.
 
To find out more about Destiny Foods and its services, please visit: http://www.destinyfoods.uk.com



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