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Jobs lost as Plymouth Argyle pasty supplier shuts down

A pasty company which was voted as Plymouth Argyle fans' favourite has ceased trading, making all 20 staff redundant. Credit: Plymouth Live

A pasty company which was voted as Plymouth Argyle fans' favourite has ceased trading, making all 20 staff redundant.

Pilgrim Pasties Ltd, which sold at Home Park, went into liquidation today (Wednesday 20 February).

It is hoped the business can still be saved.

The firm was boosted by winning a contest in The Herald in 2012 to supply Plymouth Argyle FC. Credit: Plymouth Live

Pilgrim Pasties, which describes itself as a “pasty specialist”, was set up in 2009 by Darren Burgess and experienced pasty maker Paul Coombes.

The business quickly expanded and by 2013 moved from a portable building to large premises at Burrington Way, making 30,000 pasties a week and turning over nearly £2million a year.

The firm was boosted by winning a contest in The Herald in 2012 to supply Plymouth Argyle FC.

The Green Army voted Pilgrim their favourite pasty maker meaning its products were sold at Home Park.

The firm was boosted by winning a contest in The Herald in 2012 to supply Plymouth Argyle FC. Credit: Plymouth Live