Pastry supplier Brittons of Devon is under new ownership after a management buyout of the company.

The company has been bought from Quanon by MD Steve Hathaway, operations director Paul Whitaker and sales and marketing director John Savege. The new owners said they had started a programme of restruc­turing and reorganisation, with plans to grow the business profitability to a turnover of £10m in five years. New concepts are expected to be launched in September.