Buxton Pudding Co. hit by £8k flood disruption

Derbyshire-based wholesale bakery Buxton Pudding Company had to ask its entire workforce to leave the premises last week after a local dam partially collapsed.

Parts of the Whaley Bridge dam wall gave way, and water at the nearby Toddbrook Reservoir was reportedly at a “critical level”, according to local reports.

Impressively, despite the evacuation the craft baker was able to make around half of its orders on time that week, and managed to make the rest over the weekend.

A spokesperson from the company said it hopes to be back onsite this week – but that the company has lost around £8k due to week’s worth of lost production.

Buxton supplies desserts and cakes to London’s Harvey Nichols department store.

Firefighters and engineers are still pumping water out of the reservoir, which was not unexpected according to a video released by the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service through Twitter last week, that said they faced a big task, and operations would take a while to complete.