£300,000 investment for Enjays pancakes

£300,000 investment for Enjays pancakes

Enjays Pancakes, a Yorkshire supplier of waffles, pancakes and crepes, is preparing for its next stage of growth after securing a £300,000 investment from Finance Yorkshire.

The latest sum follows on from an initial investment of £350,000 in 2013 which allowed the business to broaden its product range and create new jobs.

After starting out in 2005 as a modest crepierie in Headingley, the firm has managed to double its turnover in the last 18 months, and now has plans to further develop its infrastructure and further invest in its factory.

Managing director Jon White said: “In the last 18 months, we have more than doubled our turnover and we are aiming to achieve the same level of growth within the foodservice sector over the coming 12 months.

“Once again, the capital from Finance Yorkshire comes at a crucial time for Enjays and it will allow us to put the infrastructure in place to faciliate that level of growth.

“We produce everything within the UK and our core strengths now span the pancake and waffle category, which means we have a compelling offering for customers across the foodservice and retail markets.”

The firm also believe their growth has been influenced by the creation of targeted products for the foodservice sector, particularly a reduced sugar range which is proving very popular with schools, colleges and the healthcare sector.

Finance Yorkshire’s portfolio director Ian Brown said: “The growth at Enjays since our previous investment is testament to the passion and commitment of the management team and we have every confidence in their future success.

“They have cleverly tapped into the needs of certain foodservice customers with sector-specific products such as the reduced-sugar range, and with the infrastructure in place to support their continued growth, the sky is the limit.”