The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co. has been acquired by new food investment group Go2 Foods for an undisclosed amount.

The UK company, founded in 1991, produces chilled Yorkshire puddings for food retailers as well as wholesalers.

According to a statement from acting law firm, Eversheds, two of The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co’s majority shareholders have exited and remaining shareholder, Charles Payne, has invested in buyer Go2 Foods. Payne will retain his role of managing director. 

Go2 Foods was set up by Paul Simmonds and Rob Davies, the former CEO and co-founder of Glisten, the UK snacks group that was acquired by Raisio in 2010.

In local press reports, Payne was quoted as saying The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co. had had a “good year and great Christmas trading”. Plans to “release the potential” of The Really Yorkshire Pudding Co. include broadening its product offering and innovating in areas such as gluten free, as well as becoming a recognisable player in the foodservice sector.


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