Family bakery to expand with new head office

Dan Norris

A family-owned bakery with a proud 100-year history is expanding.

Metro mayor Dan Norris will officially open Hobbs House Bakery’s revamped Chipping Sodbury-based HQ where bread and pastries are freshly baked every day.

Rising from 20,000sqt to 30,000 sqt, the expansion means production is expected to continue to increase.

The much-loved West of England staple has stores in Bristo as well as in Chipping Sodbury, where they send their bread every morning from their new baking headquarters.

Hobbs House Bakery, who have signed up to the Mayor’s West of England Good Employment Charter, offers a range of apprenticeships to local individuals, including Drew who the Mayor will meet on the day.

The family-owned firm value the importance of their workers’ mental health offering dedicated wellbeing support alongside group yoga and staff football, plus a unique scheme offering baby hampers to working mums and dads.

Mayor Dan Norris, who is responsible for jobs and skills, said: “I am pleased that thanks to this revamp, more locals will get to enjoy delicious bakes and cakes of the highest quality from this much-loved, family-owned West of England firm.

“And I’m all the more pleased that Hobbs House Bakery is rising to the occasion, and understands the value of good jobs for their employees.”