The pie maker sees sales continue to grow after a record 10 months



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Despite 2021 being drafted as Cornwall’s busiest year, Cornish Premier Pasties saw sales grow 21% year-on-year in 2022, with the same index of growth up 55% since August 2020.

With a record 10 consecutive sales months, Cornish Premier Pasties is expected to reach over £7m in turnover in 2022.

The company was acquired by Mark Norton in 2020 and merged with its sister company, Prima Bakeries Ltd. The group is the fourth largest manufacturer of Cornish pasties in the world.

Employing over 50 people, the company has recently focused on expanding beyond Cornwall, welcoming new distributors across the UK.

Mark Norton, managing director of Cornish Premier Pasties, said: “2022 has been a year of ups and downs for many, with many challenges thrown at business owners such as the legacy of Covid, difficulty in hiring staff and significant increases in the cost of raw materials.

“Overcoming and adapting to circumstances has become an essential part of our business, and seeing this business pay off in terms of sales numbers, is very rewarding.

“Looking ahead, we hope to grow by another 15% to achieve an annual turnover of £8m next year, despite economic fears of a recession.

To do this, we will continue to focus on ensuring that we produce high quality products at competitive prices and give suppliers and customers the best level of service.

As a family business, the company has always understood the importance of its employees.

“With the challenges of recruiting staff being felt across the UK, it has never been more important to ensure staff are well rewarded and recognized.

For example, the company does not work evening or weekend production shifts, recognizing that the Monday-Friday shift pattern increases work-life balance.

“By implementing strategies like this, among other things, and listening to the needs of our teams, we have a great workforce that speaks volumes when we look at this type of sales growth.

“We look forward to developing and supporting them during this exciting period, as we continue to grow.”

Recently shortlisted for the Made in the South West Awards, Cornish Premier Pasties are a finalist in the Western Morning News Business Awards.

The company produces over 40,000 delicious pastry products daily and supplies wholesalers, retailers and outlets across Cornwall and the UK.

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