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Turn to well-run businesses when times get tough

September 20, 2018

Finsbury Food is a great example of a company that has proved it can navigate challenging market conditions. The ability to successfully navigate endless market challenges is the sign of good management and a well-run business. Investors seeking examples should look no further than Finsbury Food (FIF:AIM) which has just served up an impressive set…

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Gluten-free diet craze prompts Finsbury bakery deal, The Daily Telegraph

September 3, 2018

Aim-listed baker Finsbury Foods has seized on the burgeoning popularity of gluten-free diets with a takeover of family-owned specialist Ultrapharm worth up to £25m. Ultrapharm, based in Pontypool, Wales, makes gluten-free bread, rolls, muffins and cake for clients including Marks & Spencer. Read more here

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Finsbury Food on track despite rising prices of butter and eggs, The Telegraph

July 16, 2018

Finsbury Food is on track to hit its profit target for the year, despite a perfect storm of high commodity prices and rising wages putting pressure on margins. The baker, which is listed on London’s junior Aim market, produces cakes and bread for supermarkets, restaurants and cafes. The depreciation of the pound, combined with higher…

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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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