Pieminister, the emerging pie shop brand, has purchased its four-acre production site in Bristol to help double production over the next three years. The group has acquired the 18,000 sq ft facility in Westbury on Trym, with the help of a seven-figure funding package with HSBC bank. As a result of the move, the company has said it will extend its premises and expand production, while safeguarding more than 70 jobs in the region, avoiding a move to a new location in south Wales. The group plans to double the size of its estate over the next four years, with London a primary focus for its expansion. The company, which was established in 2003 by Bristolian entrepreneurs Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg, secured its third site in London, in Leather Lane, in March and currently operates seven sites in total around the country, including sites in Gabriel’s Wharf and in the Boxpark scheme. Gonzalo Trujillo, director, Pieminister, said: “We are expanding fast, but securing the site in Bristol means we have a site that's big enough for us to grow into for many years to come. This is wonderful news for the business, the city and for our dedicated staff here in Bristol.” Nick Stork, commercial director at HSBC Bristol and Bath, said: “This was a complex deal but we are pleased to have supported Pieminister’s acquisition of the site, a key transaction for the business. This is a young, ambitious company that has set its sight on significant growth and is the type of business that HSBC is keen to support.”