Rollits help Cooplands of Scarborough expand

Local baker`s success is a boost for the region`s economy

Rollits has advised Coopland & Son (Scarborough) Limited on their recent acquisition of 18 Woodheads shops.

When Cooplands secured a deal earlier this month to take over 18 of the Woodhead bakery shops after they fell into administration, it marked another step in the success of the company and excellent news for the economy of Hull & the East Riding.

Since opening their first store in Scarborough back in 1885, the business has expanded to cover an area stretching from Lincolnshire to Teesside, and from the East coast to Leeds. Now with 111 shops and 9 cafes, Cooplands is one of the region's biggest employers.

Cooplands is now the UK`s third largest retail bakery.

Nasim Sharf, corporate partner at Rollits who led the deal said "We have a strong association with Cooplands and this was an excellent opportunity to work together again to secure some of the Woodheads` bakery stores.

"We helped them acquire 10 shops in Leeds from Ainsleys last year and in 2007 and also when they took over Skeltons in Hull with a large production site and additional 35 shops."

Coopland`s Managing Director and great grandson of the company`s founder, Paul Coopland said "We are thrilled that in these difficult economic times we are able to expand our number of stores, reaching increasing numbers of customers and creating employment opportunities in the region."

Rollits legal team who worked on the deal with Mr Sharf were Glenn Craft (property) and Julian Wild (food).

Posted on: 28/04/2011

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