|Born||11 July 1930|
|Died||31 July 2013 83)(aged|
|Occupation||Founder of Pukka Pies|
|Children||Tim, Andrew and Susan|
Trevor Storer (11 July 1930 – 31 July 2013) was a British businessman and founder of the Pukka Pies company in 1963, which was originally called Trevor Storer's Home Made Pies. He was the author of Bread Salesmanship, which became the training manual for Allied Bakeries in the 1960s. Originally making his pies in his own home, he built the company up until retiring at the age of 65, but remained chairman until his death. As of his time of his death, the company turned over £40 million a year.
Pukka Pies is a manufacturer of pies based in Syston, Leicestershire, United Kingdom. A family company founded in 1963 by Trevor Storer as "Trevor Storer's Home Made Pies", it was named Pukka Pies in 1964. It is currently run by his sons Tim and Andrew. It employs 262 people at its factory in Syston, producing 180,000 pies and pasties per day.
Storer was born in Leicester on 11 July 1930. He attended Alderman Newton's School, and after leaving school at the age of sixteen he worked in the family bakery, which had been founded by his grandfather in 1899. Following his National service, which he spent as an instructor at the British Army's bakery school, he rejoined the family firm. In 1960, the company was sold to Allied Bakeries and Storer was persuaded to become a trainee manager. He wrote a book entitled Bread Salesmanship, which was used by Allied as a training manual.
Alderman Newton's School was a grammar school then it became a secondary school in Leicester. Its pupils were known as Newtonians. They wore a uniform of green coats. The original school was opened in 1784, thanks to money bequeathed by a former Mayor of Leicester, Gabriel Newton. The school was closed in 1999 when it was merged by the local authority with two other local schools to form a single school.The road where the new school is located is named Greencoat Road in acknowledgement of the green coats worn by Alderman Newton's School pupils. There is an Old Newtonians Society for ex-pupils and an Old Newtonians Rugby Football club.
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He left Allied Bakeries in 1963, and sold his Austin-Healey Sprite to fund the opening of his own company. Initially called Trevor Storer's Home Made Pies,as they were made in his home in Earl Shilton, he sold 1,200 steak and kidney pies in the first week, mainly to pubs. He expanded the range to include chicken and mushroom pies, turning over £12,000 in the first year. In 1964 the company was renamed to Pukka Pies at the suggestion of his wife. She later explained that it was so named as it was a fashionable term at the time and "represented something that was top-notch".
The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car which was produced in the United Kingdom from 1958 to 1971. The Sprite was announced to the press in Monte Carlo by the British Motor Corporation on 20 May 1958, two days after that year's Monaco Grand Prix. It was intended to be a low-cost model that "a chap could keep in his bike shed", yet be the successor to the sporting versions of the pre-war Austin Seven. The Sprite was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company, with production being undertaken at the MG factory at Abingdon. It first went on sale at a price of £669, using a tuned version of the Austin A-Series engine and as many other components from existing cars as possible to keep costs down.
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Under Storer's management, the company slowly expanded across the UK and opened a factory in Syston, Leicestershire. He retired in 1995 at the age of 65, but remained Chairman of the company. His two sons, Tim and Andrew, took over the day-to-day running of the business as joint managing directors.The company celebrated its 50th anniversary in early 2013, by which time it was selling 60 million pies a year. Storer died at his home on 31 July 2013, survived by his wife, two sons and daughter Susan.
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