Family-run bakery business Lightbody Celebration Cakes has signed a deal with J Sainsbury to supply personalised cakes for customers at the UK supermarket chain.

The deal, which is worth up to £5m (US$7.9m) a year, will enable the Hamilton-based bakery to extend its new production facility and recruit up to 100 new staff, reported the Herald.

The range of personalised cakes will be available in 15 of Sainsbury’s top Scottish stores before the service is rolled out across the UK during 2003.