Pastry supplier Brittons of Devon has been bought from Quanon by its existing senior management, Steve Hathaway, Paul Whitaker and John Savege, for an undisclosed sum.

The new owners said that that they had already started a programme of restructuring and reorganisation.

Steve Hathaway, managing director of Brittons of Devon added: “As the new owners, we intend to build upon the company's reputation for high quality and good service over the years to come.”