Pie firm's decision is great for this city
The news that Pieminister have abandoned plans to move their production to South Wales is really welcome. For here is an award-winning company that has its roots and its heart in Bristol.
Since it was set up by Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg almost ten years ago it has justifiably earned plaudits the length and breadth of the country.
And in doing so it has bathed its home city in reflected glory.
But of course the move to Wales would have meant more than denting Bristol's pride.
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It would have cost 40 local people their jobs.
So the fact that it is now going to remain in its Westbury-on-Trym base means they too can stay with the firm.
And that is good to report in such challenging economic times.
For it is vital for us to try to keep home-grown companies like Pieminister here in Bristol.
What makes Pieminister such a heartening success story is that it is proof that if you have the right idea and produce something of quality for the right price it does not have to be ground-breaking or even original.
Pieminister is one of those brilliant companies that have taken something traditional and given it a modern twist.
It is great to think it will remain here in Bristol.