A REDDITCH bagel business is going from strength to strength after moving into a new premises - ten times bigger than its previous base.

The Steamhouse Bakery has taken up residency on a five-year lease at a new site at Springside's Park Farm Industrial Estate, leaving its home of five years in Colemeadow Road behind.

The new bakery has a 60-seat cafe with customer parking, offices and a separate parking area for staff.

The Steamhouse now employs 42 people at its bakery, cafes in Leamington Spa and Worcester, and its doughnut truck at a farm shop near Snitterfield.

Owners Ashley Baker and Kayleigh O'Mahony turned to commercial property experts John Truslove to help find a bigger premises, and have recruited more than a dozen new staff as a result.

Ashley said: "When Covid hit, we had to close our cafe outlets but pivoted to selling our bagels and cakes as takeout from the bakery.

"It has been a great success and given us a new direction for the business, but we needed somewhere bigger.

"We are baking 5,000 to 6,000 bagels a week, as well as 2,000 doughnuts.

"The bakery has given us a firm base for the next five years and Ben Truslove, of John Truslove, is now a customer - he and his team have been brilliant."

Ben Truslove added: "We are delighted to have helped Ashley and Kayleigh take their business to the next level.

"This is a business that is clearly on its way to further growth and success - and their bagels are delicious!"