Bread: The Story of Greggs - OUT NOW

20/03/13

Gosforth Bakery

When Ian Gregg was just a boy he joined his father at work selling pies from his van to the people of Newcastle. Now retired, he looks back on a business that began as a husband and wife team in the 1930's in his new book 'Bread: The Story of Greggs'.

Ian Gregg led the family firm as it grew, employing generations of families from around Newcastle and then becoming a public company with bakeries in Scotland and across the North. Now with shops on every high street, this is a story of extraordinary success, but it is also a triumphant tale of how doing right by your people makes for great business. Bucking every trend, Greggs have always put their customer, employee and local community first. Our astounding record of charitable works includes hardship grants, an Environment fund, sponsorship of the North East Children's Cancer run and over £1 million raised annually for Children in Need.