|Industry||Food (Bakery Group)|
|Founders||Frank, Thomas and Reginald Bird|
|Headquarters||Derby, England, UK|
Number of locations
|Products||Sandwiches, pies and pastries; baked goods|
Birds was founded by Frank, Thomas and Reginald Bird after they purchased Peach’s bakery and pork butchers on Upper Dale Road in 1919. Eight years later they opened their second shop on Normanton Road and continued to expand across the town. When the last of the three brothers, Frank Bird, died in 1951, the bakery was taken over by two more members of the family, Reg and Paul Bird.
In 1971 production was moved to a new building at Ascot Drive with their previous headquarters being demolished, and by 1972 Birds employed 300 people and operated 18 retail shops. In 2017 the 60th Birds shop opened in Sinfin and the chain is continuing to expand, with 62 outlets as of January 2019[update].
- "Birds Bakery plans to revive 20 of its well-known treats from the past". Nottingham Post. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "How three brothers created the Birds empire from a small Derby shop". Derby Telegraph. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "New Birds bakery store opens in Sinfin". Derby Telegraph. 11 September 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2019.