THE Radford Family’s pie business was brought into the spotlight recently after it managed to secure an award at the British Pie Awards.

Radford's Pie Company managed to win a silver award for one of their pies called ‘Noel’s Vegan Special’.

This is a Vegetable Green Thai pie made using fresh ingredients giving these pies a spicy depth of flavour.

On the company website, these pies retail for £3.75 each – or £15.50 for a family size pie.

The British Pie Awards are a national celebration of British Pies in all their varieties and they have been running since 2009.

Radford's Pie Company isn’t the only Lancashire business to receive special recognition.

The Cottage by Haddocks, in Rawtenstall, was handed a silver award for their beef and blue pie, and three bronze awards for their black sheep, four cheese and three onion, and beef brisket, mince and red chilli pies at last week's British Pie Awards.

What is the Radford Pie Company?

The Radford Pie Company was established in 1999 and the profits from the company have been used to keep Sue and Noel’s 22 children fed and clothed.

They recently announced plans to expand their business and purchased a new pie bakery unit.

Posting to their YouTube channel, parents Noel and Sue unveiled the bakery’s new unit back in July, giving their followers a glimpse inside.

Lancashire Telegraph: The unit needed a lot of work (YouTube/The Radford Family)The unit needed a lot of work (YouTube/The Radford Family)

In the vlog, 50-year-old Noel said: "There is absolutely nothing to look at- it's just an empty shell at the moment.

“There is going to be a lot of work involved in the next month or two to get that set up.

“We’ll keep you updated on it.”

Since then, the unit has undergone massive renovations.

In a vlog posted earlier this month, Noel took us on a tour of the bakery to show its improvement.

He said: “I didn’t expect this much to be done in a day!”

In the video, some walls have been constructed and the foundations of the new bakery have started to be laid.

They also added that the final construction date of the factory has to be delayed due to delivery shortages "due to Brexit".

According to their most recent Facebook post, the new bakery unit will be up and running at some point this week.

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