Project Description

Hovis Bakery

Head Office – High Wycombe, UK
Client – Chief Executive Officer
Role – Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
Practice – Interim
Size – SME
Industry – Manufacturing/FMCG


Hovis Limited is a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business jointly owned by The Gores Group (51%) and Premier Foods plc (49%). The Company was created in April 2014 to help release new investment to upgrade its operational infrastructure and reinvigorate the Hovis brand, building on its rich heritage.

The Company is head-quartered in High Wycombe and operates as a stand-alone business led by Bob Spooner, Chief Executive Officer, in conjunction with a Board of Directors consisting of an independent Chairman, two Directors each from The Gores Group and Premier Foods, and Bob as CEO.

Hovis Limited employs approximately 3,800 people at 10 bakeries, 6 flour mills and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Hovis is one of the largest bakery brands in the UK and amongst the best known food brands in the country. Hovis Limited also makes Mothers Pride, Ormo and retailer branded bakery products and supplies flour to a range of customers under its Rank Hovis, Fleming Howden and Holgran trading platforms.