Company partner Richard Teal said: "The refurbishment of our Skipton shop is our biggest single investment in the business to date. We have come a long way in recent years. For example, at the turn of the new Millennium, we employed just three people and were selling around 100 pork pies a week. We now have a 14-strong workforce and are selling around 5,000 pies every week."
An ongoing investment programme for Drake & Macefield has included the provision of in-house cooking facilities, diversification into new product ranges, the launch of a second shop in Settle, along with the opening of a meat preparation unit on Skipton's Snaygill Industrial Estate to cater for increasing customer demand.
The make-over also entailed new signage being installed as part of a national branding exercise led by the Q Guild.