Cutting a slice off Peter’s Food Services’s energy invoices
Peter’s Food Services Ltd began in the 1950s with ‘Thomas Pies’, a small pie manufacturer in Merthyr Tydfil that provided highly sought after sausage rolls, pies and pasties to the Welsh valleys.
In 1976 the business, then known as Peter’s, moved to its current home in Caerphilly, just outside Cardiff. Today, the business is a household name and makes more than three million pastries every week, which are delivered nationwide to a variety of customers including local shops, supermarkets and stadiums. The company serves more than 13,500 customers each and every year; employs 850 people across the UK (with 680 of these employed at the Caerphilly site); and is one of the largest employers in the region. One of the UK’s largest distributors of cold meats, it has an annual turnover of £90 million; and has more than 900 product lines. With the site covering 14 acres and with refrigeration a major expenditure for the company, energy is always a boardroom talking point.