Bradgate Bakery

Bradgate Bakery produces sandwiches, prepared salads and other chilled foods for both supermarket own label and branded goods.

About Bradgate Bakery

Bradgate Bakery - Madeline Road

Madeline Road opened in June 1993, with just 11 recipes. The bakery now operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Continuous investment in skills and facilities has enabled the business to grow into one of the UK's largest sandwich manufacturers with an enviable reputation for quality, consistency and innovation in a fast-moving market.

Bradgate Bakery - Ashton Green

Ashton Green opened in September 2014 and is the adjacent sister bakery to our Madeline Road bakery.  It manufacturers sandwiches and salads and also has a large warehousing and despatch capability.

Coldcall Distribution drivers travel over 3.6m miles over the course of a year


As part of Bradgate Bakery’s continuous investment in customer service, Coldcall was formed in 2008 to provide bespoke distribution for chilled suppliers.  

Our business

When we opened in 1993 the UK’s pre-packed sandwich market was relatively young and our production concentrated on a very small range of products. Since then the market has grown and at Bradgate Bakery we are proud to work with our market-leading customer Tesco in this developing sector; Tesco is the UK’s leading sandwich retailer*. What was once a simple sandwich range has been replaced by a huge variety of products including bagels, wraps and ciabatta, with an array of ingredients and packaging types, all to meet the changing tastes, seasons and demands of our consumers. Our teams of development chefs and buyers are constantly working on bringing innovation and freshness to our range of sandwiches and salads. *Nielsen Scantrack - Grocery Multiples Sandwich Sales 52 we 13/9/14.

Our people

We are a major employer in Leicestershire, with over 1,000 members of staff. The business prides itself on strong and positive relationships with its staff and, despite our size, we still maintain the strong culture of a family business and foster a real community spirit. We are a business that recognises and rewards our people for the great jobs they do for us. Over 60% of our staff have worked within the business for over five years. We honour our long serving staff working for the company for more than ten years, and this elite group represents almost a third of the workforce. Training and development of our staff ensures that we can build on this commitment and continue to improve our skills.

Community & environment

We work with b-connected, part of b-inspired, a neighbourhood-based charity in Braunstone, Leicester that aims to improve the quality of community life and enhance the skills of the residents. We also provide sandwiches for a summer holiday reading project for children. We support a local charity “Wishes4Kids” who grant wishes for kids 18 and under who are life limited, terminally ill, have suffered trauma, abuse or are diagnosed as HIV positive. Bradgate not only raises money for this amazing charity but also support outings and special days by providing volunteers. Leicestershire Cares work within many areas of the city and county and our ongoing support includes volunteers, collections at Christmas and providing sandwiches for events.

Latest vacancies

View details of our latest vacancies below.

QA Team Leader


Bradgate Bakery

Sandwiches & Fresh Salads

Leicester, Leicestershire

Quality Assurance Team Leader career opportunity to join our expanding Beaumont Leys bakery in Leicester

Production Area Manager Nights


Bradgate Bakery

Sandwiches & Fresh Salads

Leicester, Leicestershire

Bradgate Bakery, part of the highly respected Samworth Brothers group, one of Leicestershire’s biggest food manufacturing companies, has a Production Area Manager Nights opportunity to join our expanding Beaumont Leys bakery in Leicester.

Category Executive


Bradgate Bakery


Leicester, Leicestershire

We offer a competitive salary with yearly pay reviews and an extensive benefits package, as well as an excellent work life balance. Our working environment is supportive and encourages our people to develop and gain skills and qualifications to achieve their full potential.