UK sugar supplier Silver Spoon has bought ice cream cone and wafer manufacturer Askeys for an undisclosed sum.

Askeys makes products for the retail market through its Café Society range. The company also has a separate division, Concept Foods, for the foodservice sector.

Managing director at Silver Spoon, Sarah Arrowsmith, said: “Askeys is a highly respected brand with potential for growth in both the retail and foodservice sectors.

“It complements our existing range of Treat dessert toppings and provides us with a broad platform for developing the ice cream and desserts complements category.”