Way back in 1960s Leicestershire, husband and wife team Trevor and Valerie Storer started making pies.
In 1963, Trevor Storer’s Handmade Pie Company baked their very first pies. Understandably word of a good pie spreads fast, and the entrepreneurial pair sold over a thousand pies in the first week.
Selling their signature Steak & Kidney pie to pubs, fish and chip shops, and locals, the Storers’ pie popularity picked up quickly, and they soon dreamt up new recipes to keep their happy customers coming back for more.
As the couple’s little bakery continued to grow, it came time for a new name – something that would reflect their deliciously hearty pies and their friendly, close-knit company. That’s how the Storers’ Handmade Pie Company became Pukka, a fun and fashionable Hindi-derived word for all things genuinely, properly good.
Pukka’s still an Independent family company today. We’re just a little bigger, that’s all!
With more than 50 years spent making pies, we’ve become quite the experts.
These days our 350-strong team sells around 60 million pies a year in the UK and even abroad.
But while we may have grown, we’re still based in Leicestershire just a stone’s throw from where it all began, baking all of our pies on site using many of Trevor and Valerie’s original recipes. We’re proud to make pies that are distinctively Pukka, and with our tasty, honest, feel-good food, we put smiles on faces at dinner tables, football games and local chippies.
– Our community –
Leicestershire’s been a huge part of what’s made us Pukka since 1963, and we like giving back to our home.
From sponsoring sports teams to supporting local charities, schools and organisations, we roll up our sleeves and get stuck in wherever we can.
Pukka are proud to be members of Leicestershire Cares, helping to bring businesses and communities together.
Making pies might not save the planet – but while we’re at it, we can still do our best to protect the world around us.
We follow energy-saving schemes, reuse and recycle our waste products – whether that’s cardboard, glass, or even the heat that comes off our bakery – and invest in the latest technology to make what we do as efficient as possible.