John Howie Browning & his wife Margaret establish JH Browning and Sons in Wellbeck Street, Kilmarnock
John Gall wins British Baker of the Year (still the only Scottish winner in 30 years)
First produced the Kilmarnock Pie
Brownings wins Outstanding Performing Business at the Ayrshire Business Awards
Brownings acquire Shorts the Bakers in Irvine along with 4 retail shops, increasing the number of shops to 12
Matthew Short joins as Technical and Financial Director
Brownings products supplied into a supermarket for the first time. 4 products supplied to 16 Aldi stores
Purchased the neighbouring factory in Bonnyton which became the Kilmarnock Pie Factory to free up space in the main bakery and to accommodate increased production of pies.
Pie Factory start supplying Spar with a range of savoury products distributed to their stores across Scotland.
Fraser Gall (John’s son) and 4th generation joins the business
Consolidated 12 shops to 8 with 5 in Kilmarnock, 2 in Irvine and 1 in Stewarton
Aberdeen Butteries win Great Taste Award
Kilmarnock Pie wins best pie in Scottish football.
Invested £1.5m extending the bakery, more than doubling the size and building foundations for future growth
Started supplying Waitrose and Tesco.
Dotty Donuts range developed
Started supplying Scotmid
Brownings win the World Scotch Pie Championship picking up the ultimate accolade of best Scotch Pie in the world
Just under 200 staff, 13 vans, 8 shops, supply over 100 multiple retailers