Inter Link Foods has acquired Yorkshire Cottage Bakeries in a deal worth £12.3m.

The Blackburn-based cake manufacturer reported a 33% rise in first-half sales last week to £44.2m, and Yorkshire Cottage Bakeries saw a 20% sales growth last year to £19.9m.

Yorkshire Cottage Bakeries operates from three manufacturing sites and it produces a range of Christmas cakes as well as small buns, mini rolls and slab cakes.

Alwin Thompson, executive chairman of Inter Link Foods said: “This latest acquisition brings a very successful, well invested, growing business with excellent plant, machinery and spare capacity into the group.”

Last year Inter Link acquired Hoppers Farmhouse Bakrey, the license for all Disney ‘small cakes’ and Cukierna Mistrza Jana.