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Bakery firm Enterprise Foods eyes growth after buyout

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Image caption Enterprise supplies local bakery products to national customers including the Co-op

Bakery products supplier Enterprise Foods is pressing ahead with growth plans after completing a £30m management buyout.

The buyout was led by chief executive Tony Moloney and private equity firm Hattington Capital.

East Kilbride-based Enterprise operates as a supply-chain manager for the craft-bakery industry.

It sells products from more than 450 local bakers across the UK to national customers, including the Co-op.

Clydesdale Bank provided a total of £17.5m to aid the buyout and support working capital and growth.

Enterprise Foods was founded in 1995 and now has an annual turnover of about £60m.

'Exciting time'

Mr Moloney led a previous management buyout of the company seven years ago, acquiring the business for £4.5m.

Enterprise, which currently employs 40 people across the UK, said it was now expecting further growth, including new service lines and increased staff numbers.

Mr Moloney said: "This is an exciting time for Enterprise Foods.

"We have partnered with Hattington Capital and, with the help of Clydesdale Bank, have secured the investment required for our five-year growth strategy.

"I am very proud of the growth the team at Enterprise have achieved over the past seven years and extremely excited about the journey ahead."

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