Our story

from then to now

Way back in 1960s Leicestershire, husband and wife team Trevor and Valerie Storer started making pies.

In 1963, Trevor Storer’s Homemade Pies 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’ Homemade Pies 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 360-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.

Value Nº1

Everything we do and bake will be to the benefit of our people and their welfare/wellbeing. As individuals we behave in an open, honest, respectful and accountable manner ensuring that together we have a team that supports each other and thrives.

Value Nº2

We will invest in and run our bakery in a way that is sustainable for our long term growth, creating a safe environment for our people to enable them to consistently make and bake the best quality pies with the utmost care, pride and passion for what we do at ‘The People’s Bakery’

Value Nº3

What the nation thinks of Pukka to make it their #1 brand is as a result of all we do. We demonstrate our passion & pride through our pies and pastry in a way that only Pukka can. Distinctive on taste and consistent on high quality. Who we are and how we act externally to our customers and consumers is what makes us The People’s Pie – the nations favourite.

Value Nº4

We will always conduct our business in a way that is as good as it gets for our environment. If we can’t find solutions today, we’ll keep looking, keep setting ourselves targets to do better. We will also look for ways we can help and support our local community

Our Community

Leicestershire’s been 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.

Open Hands

By providing free hot meals, emergency food supplies, furniture, and valuable courses and schemes, Open Hands supports homeless and vulnerable people in Leicester. We’re working with this brilliant charity to help local people by donating food, freezer storage, and cooking facilities.

Rainbows Hospice

We’re members of the Rainbows Hospice Business Club. That means we donate money each month to the East Midlands hospice to provide a sustainable income, helping them care for life-limited children and young people and their families. As part of the Business Club, we also support all of Rainbows’ fundraising events.


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