Bakery goes into liquidation with the loss of 63 jobs.

Parfitts Bakery in Commercial Street, Brighouse.
Parfitts Bakery in Commercial Street, Brighouse.

An established bakery with one of its shops in Brighouse has gone into liquidation.

Parfitts Bakery and Confectioners, which has a shop on Commercial Street, was forced to close along with six others - including those in Moldgreen, Holmfrth, Honley, Almondbury, Slaithwaite, and Newsome.

The company’s bake house in Ruth Street, Newsome was also shut down.

Established in 1970, the bakery which has had a presence in Brighouse and Huddersfield for many years will see the loss of 63 jobs.

This week saw liquidator Tony Denham of DL Partnership make the announcement to staff, many of them aware of the tough times the company was going through.

He said that the company is insolvent and a creditors’ meeting is expected to take place on February 25.

The first bakery opened in Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, in 1970.

Recently the business had been passed down the family with sisters Heather Hinchliffe and Joanna George running the business.

In 2011 they were chosen to take part in the campaign for Rank Hovis, the UKs leading flour milling business.

Since taking over, Heather and Joanne introduced new products and joined the social media revolution by getting onto Facebook.