Regal Food Group has secured funding from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) to invest in new equipment to meet growing demand.

The well-established food manufacturer has grown from selling to corner shops to supplying major UK supermarkets chains including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons and exporting to over 40 countries worldwide.

Regal Foods manufacture and supply over 100 different product lines including, cakes and pastries, biscuits, savouries and juices under the brand names, Regal Foods and Yorkshire Bakery, and saw an opportunity in the UK market to manufacture the popular snack, Bombay Mix.

Absar Younis, Operations Director and Faz Ali, Group Sales Marketing Director of Regal Foods Group, said:

“Support from the LEP will help us expand our manufacturing and production facility to manufacture the new product to fulfil a supply gap in the UK, and in turn, create 30 new associated jobs.”

The manufacturer has helped supermarkets across the country remain stocked with products throughout the pandemic and has recently signed a UK-wide supplier agreement with Lidl.

As an active member of the Bradford community, Regal Foods supports a range of local initiatives, including sponsorship of junior football teams, ongoing donations to local food banks and charities, and a recent partnership with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club to support youth development.

This project received investment from the LEP, delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of Government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across the Leeds City Region.

To learn more about the support available through the LEP Business Support Service, visit the-lep.com/business | email BusinessSupport@the-lep.com | call 0113 348 1818.