‘Crumpet capital of the UK’ toasted by Prime Minister

Naan bread is one of Honeytop's products
Naan bread is one of Honeytop's products

Prime Minister David Cameron said he is “delighted” about the growth of a Dunstable company which is continuing with major expansion.

Honeytop Speciality Foods on the Woodside Industrial Estate was praised in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

The Gazette revealed in November that Dunstable will become “the fastest burger bun production line in Europe” as Honeytop plans to build a new £25million factory, creating 75 new jobs on top of the extra 200 last year.

South West Beds MP Andrew Selous asked Mr Cameron in the Commons: “Does the Prime Minister agree that it is the skills, enterprise and sheer hard work of all the staff at companies such as Honeytop Speciality Foods that, in conjunction with our long-term economic plan, are driving the economy forward?

“That company created 200 full-time jobs last year and another 75 this year. It has exported naan bread to India, has created the fastest burger bun line in the whole of Europe and is making Dunstable the crumpet capital of the United Kingdom.”

The PM replied: “Very good. I am delighted that Dunstable is taking on that label.

“It is an important week for British business and for British families. This week, corporation tax has been cut to make our businesses stronger, the £10,000 personal allowance is being introduced to make our families stronger, and we have the £2,000 employment allowance to make small businesses stronger.

“There are three million people who will now have been taken out of income tax altogether. That is what is happening in our country.

“Our economy is getting stronger and everyone can see that Labour’s arguments are getting weaker all the time.”

Mr Selouis said later: ““I am delighted that the Prime Minister has recognised the progress and expansion of companies like Honeytop Specialty Foods. We need many more companies, large and small, to keep on creating jobs like this.”