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


One ambitious team,
open, honest & accountable.

Value Nº2


We value and trust each other,
with family values, people & food safety at our core.

Value Nº3


Delighting our consumers.
Product quality is at the heart of everything we do.

Value Nº4


Freedom to make decisions at pace.

Value Nº5


Passionate about our Pies.
Proud to be distinctively Pukka.

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.