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    Our background

    Born and bread in Bolton, Lancashire, where our headquarters are still based, we employ nearly 5,000 employees across the UK and produce over 2 million bakery products each day.

    We specialise in the production of a number of bakery products, including wax wrapped loaves, wholemeal products, crumpets, pancakes and bread rolls, amongst many others. Our success is underpinned by our dedication to continuously supply the highest quality bakery products, whilst also continually investing in innovation and new product development.

    Baking bread since 1876

    Thomas Warburton and his wife Ellen first opened their grocery shop in 1870, but it wasn’t until 1876 during a slump in the grocery market when Ellen Warburton started baking bread. Ellen’s first batch of four loaves of bread and six cakes sold out in under an hour. Within two weeks, the tiny shop in Bolton was renamed ‘Warburtons the Bakers’ and continued to go from strength-to-strength ever since.

    All those years on and Warburtons is now the largest bakery business in the country but still remains a private family-owned business, actively managed by the fifth generation, Jonathan, Ross and Brett.

    Opening of Bolton Bakery in 1915

    Mr & Mrs Henry Warburton and family