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Tempus, The Times

March 28, 2018

There has been very little icing on the cake for Finsbury Food Group in recent years. The maker of celebration cakes and speciality bread has had to contend with rising butter prices and weak consumer confidence, forcing it to rework the recipe for its business. Cost cutting has been the primary method, with the company…

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Share of the Week, The Times

March 28, 2018

With factories and bakeries stretching from the Scottish village of Twechar to Sheffield and Cardiff, there is a good chance that the Finsbury Food Group was responsible for the last cake you ate. The group has a finger in many pies from luxury bites for the Thorntons brand to emoji and cartoon cakes for Disney….

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Business Insight, The Telegraph

March 28, 2018

Aim-listed bread and cake baker Finsbury Food has posted a rise in underlying profits despite being clobbered by higher labour and ingredient costs. The company, which makes licensed products for Thorntons, WeightWatchers and the major supermarkets, said it had been harmed by the weak pound in the wake of Britain’s EU referendum and its bottom…

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Emoji cakes put a smile on baker’s face, The Daily Mail

March 28, 2018

Emoji-themed birthday cakes cheered up sales at cake maker Finsbury Food Group. It’s birthday cakes business lifted sales in the last six months of 2017, rising by 2.5pc to £144.8m. Cakes inspired by emojis – the smiley faces and other icons used in text messaging – proved a major hit with its customers. Read more…

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British Safety Council Finsbury Food Group

We have another Four Star Rating

January 8, 2018

Following the British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit in November 2017, Finsbury Food Group’s Memory Lane Cakes site has been awarded a four-star rating for its first audit. The Audit provides organisations with a worldwide benchmark of safety management systems against current best practice to enable continual improvement. The Audit at…

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British Safety Council Finsbury Food Group

We’re celebrating with a Four Star Rating

August 3, 2017

Following the British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit in May 2017, Finsbury Food Group’s celebration cakes baker Lightbody has been awarded a four-star rating. The Audit provides organisations with a worldwide benchmark of safety management systems against current best practice to enable continual improvement. The Audit at Lightbody’s site in Hamliton…

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Finsbury Crowned Licensed Celebration Cake Champions

June 9, 2017

Finsbury Food Group has been recognised for its category leading licensed celebration cakes at the recent LIMA International Licensing awards, taking home the prize for Best Licensed Food Product. Finsbury Food Group has long been known for its expertise in creating licensed cakes, working with a wide range of partners to produce cakes that represent…

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Finsbury Food Group Partners with Mary Berry

April 11, 2017

Mary Berry, the Queen of cakes, is launching her first line of ready-to-eat cakes in partnership with one of the UK’s leading cake producers, Finsbury Food Group. The partnership has led to the creation of a range of high quality, beautifully-finished cakes that are inspired by Mary’s own recipes. The range caters to every budget…

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Finsbury Food Group to launch Mary Berry cakes

March 20, 2017

Finsbury Food Group has secured the licence to produce a range of Mary Berry cakes. The business is to launch nine products – including round cakes, loaf cakes and celebration cakes – into supermarkets in the second half of the year. News of the deal came as Finsbury announced its interim financial results for the…

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The Sunday Telegraph Interview with John Duffy

January 12, 2017

There’s nothing remarkable about the cluster of warehouses in the Glasgow suburb of Hamilton. Dull and nondescript, they’re hardly unique. But, move closer to these metal hangars and your nostrils are suddenly filled with the warm, sweet smell of freshly baked sponge cake. This is no ordinary factory, it’s one of eight speciality bakeries owned…

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