THE Lisburn owner of one of Northern Ireland's leading
specialist bakeries has described the company's move to new
state of the art premises as 'a hugely exciting time.
Martin Millar, Managing Director of Millers
Bakery which hopes to increase its workforce by 30 per cent over
the next three years, said the firm's new site at Heron Road in
Belfast Harbour Estate was "modern and purpose built.
The relocation means not only creating extra
capacity to meet the demands of an ever changing market, but
also a chance to improve systems and work flows," he added.
Mr. Millar said customers 'lay at- the heart
of the company's innovation' along with the "ongoing expansion
of its product portfolio.
"This is a great opportunity to build the
brand yet retain our reputation of craft baking which has been
unique to Belfast for generations," he added. Miller's
established 'Proper Belfast Baking' when it opened for business
in 1997 and currently has 60 employees. The company produces
over 150 products and supplies many of Northern Ireland's
leading local retailers including Centra, Co-Op, Mace and Dunnes
The move to Heron Road has been made possible by
a deal between Millers and Bank of Ireland with support from
Invest Northern Ireland. Its Associate Director of Business
Banking Paul Millar said they had worked closely with the team
at the bakery "to help them achieve a strategic focus to ensure
the Miller's brand is well placed to grow in the competitive
"This deal demonstrates how Bank of Ireland
can work effectively with local business and Invest NI to fund
development and growth opportunities that are so crucial to the
strength and vibrancy of the local economy," he added.