Job losses as southside bakery folds

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MORE than 100 jobs have been axed as a southside business - one of the oldest family-run bakeries in Glasgow - closes its doors.

Grainger Corporate has been appointed as liquidator for Bradfords Bakers, which operates more than 10 shops and tearooms across the city.

The firm was founded in the southside in 1924, and has outlets in Giffnock, Eaglesham, Newton Mearns, Clarkston, Neilston and Shawlands, as well as a flagship city centre branch and ownership of the Miss Cranston tearoom chain.

The company - run by the same family for over 40 years - has issued a statement which reads: “We would like to thank all of our customers and employees for their loyal support over the years.

“It has been a pleasure to serve the Glasgow public through our branches, but we regret that due to the impact of increasing costs and adverse trading conditions, we were unable to continue despite our best efforts following action from creditors.

“We will be contacting all those who have placed an order with us so that we may either fulfil the order, or provide a refund.”

Despite the site closures, the Bradfords gift website and Bakery ATM - a cupcake vending machine operation - will continue to trade.