Bright Blue Foods (“BBF”), the premium cake manufacturer, headquartered in Blackburn has received critical acclaim for its Christmas 2016 products. Acquired by Endless in September 2016, BBF, which supplies mince pies and Christmas cake to a number of UK retailers including Tesco, Iceland, M&S and Lidl, has won a number of prestigious awards.  

At the Q Awards held on 11 November in London, BBF’s Luxury Mince pies produced for Iceland triumphed in both the Christmas Bakery and Golden Q Christmas categories. Those awards follow hot on the heels of the same product picking up an award in the Good Housekeeping Institute’s ‘Tried and Tested Christmas’ awards.

Good Housekeeping awards have also been received for the Snowflake Cascade cake and Rich Fruit Christmas cakes produced as part of Tesco’s Finest range and the Snowy Lodge Christmas cake produced for Lidl.

Lidl’s Snowy Lodge Christmas cake was also victorious in the BBC’s Good Food Guide awards, winning top prize in the Christmas cake category ensuring Christmas really has come early for the BBF team.

BBF CEO, Jonathan Lill commented:

“These awards are a result of the hard work and dedication from the whole team here at BBF. We have an outstanding reputation for developing top quality, premium products for all of our  customers so it’s fantastic to receive recognition across the board for our seasonal range.”

The Company has undergone a significant transformation since the investment by Endless with a new Management team, led by Jonathan Lill, and significant capital investment made at the manufacturing sites in Blackburn, Bradford and Poland. The Company is planning further investment in 2017 and is now in a great position to enable it to develop new products for its key retail partners.

Richard Harrison, Associate Director at Endless commented:

“We are delighted with the progress that has been made by the Management team in the last 12 months. The business is now well positioned to grow the top line performance whilst maintaining excellent service levels to all customers.”