MSP and MP visit successful local bakery

Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP have visited the Premium Bakery factory in Prestonpans to find out more about the successful local business’s progress since it relocated to the county in 2017.

The family business, started in 2007 by Peter Ford and his son Graeme, was initially located in Loanhead and moved to its new purpose-built factory in Prestonpans two years ago. The bakery provides a range of over 60 different products to customers in the Edinburgh and Lothians area and beyond.

It is also a strong supporter of community activity, sponsoring a number of local teams, societies, organisations and initiatives with a percentage of its profits being allocated each year to these causes.

Speaking after the visit, Iain Gray MSP said:

“Peter is a successful businessman who has a very genuine commitment to the wellbeing of the local community. He has given a huge amount back to the area over the years and continues to do so with the support the business provides for various different clubs and projects.

“I’m very pleased to see the bakery employing so many local people and doing so well, and hope it continues to go from strength to strength.”

Martin Whitfield MP said:

“I was delighted when Peter and Graeme announced their plans for relocating their bakery business to Prestonpans. Given their longstanding connection to East Lothian it obviously made sense for them to bring their new factory here and it has clearly been a great success.

“Having the business here is good for the local economy and jobs. It has also helped to boost local community activity thanks to the sponsorship provided by Premium Bakery.”