Jacksons History

The bakery was established in 1944 and Jackson’s started out selling just one product – war rationed bread and they were originally based in Hasland. Cyril Jackson was the man at the helm, with his great-nephew, Trevor Jackson, taking over in 1993. Trevor expanded the business to such an extent that they acquired a brand new purpose-built bakery in Danesmoor, Clay Cross, alongside the Lower Pavements retail outlet.

Fast forward to 2017, and the business was bought by the current owners, Phil and Emmajane Allen.

No stranger to the bakery, Phil kicked off his successful career as a YTS baker at Jackson’s, before working his way up to Assistant Manager, and eventually buying the bakery with his wife Emmajane. Little did he know when he started out that he would one day own the business.

Since taking over the reins, it’s been far from plain sailing for the pair. In 2020, they were declared County winners at the prestigious National Bakery Awards. However, within weeks of their prestigious win, the UK was plunged into lockdown and the whole bakery production had to be placed on hold.

‘“It was such a tough time. Obviously, like everyone in the UK, we hadn’t ever experienced anything like it before. We found ourselves learning as we went along on a day by day basis, waiting for updates on what was happening”, Emmajane explained.

“Although the lockdown was a difficult time, looking back, it forced us into making important decisions about our business, how we wanted it to run and the direction we wanted to go. It gave us the time to stop and re-assess. In a way, we have come out stronger. It is one positive that we have been able to take from the pandemic. We also made sure that we continued our support of the community at large. Along with the daily breads that we provide for Ashgate Hospice, it was important to us that the team at Ashgate felt supported too, so we regularly sent cakes and treats to them just to let them know that we were thinking of them during the toughest of times.”

Jacksons  – Moving Forward

Jackson’s continue to grow and now, along with our town centre shop, we also supply wholesalers, schools, cafes and restaurants; as well as producing bespoke occasion cakes using the finest quality ingredients.

Our shop is located on Lower Pavements in Chesterfield, it’s a stunning listed building with traditional decor from days gone by; large bay windows, original tiled floors and light fittings, alongside shiny wooden counters. our displays are loaded with all manner of fresh baked goods supplied from our own bakery in Clay Cross.

There will be plenty of Jackson’s festive treats available at the traditional switching on of the Christmas lights (Sunday 21st November 2021).

Jackson’s are looking forward to welcoming the crowds at this annual family event and, once again, our beautiful shop will be adorned with spectacular gold lighting that really does add a little holiday magic to the town.

Of course, Christmas is a busy time for our bakery. We produce a selection of gift hampers full of cakes, jams, chutneys to accompany their traditional pork pies; so be sure to put your orders in now.

We are proud to support some important charities based here in Chesterfield. Notably donating freshly baked goods, on a daily basis, to Ashgate Hospice; as well as supporting the hospice’s popular Sparkle Walks.

From a local perspective, knowing that we have a business in Chesterfield with a philanthropic outlook is how we like to be thought of locally. We hope it really gives the town a sense of pride. Our customers tell us that it’s the quality of the products and exceptional service that continues to keep them returning to our baking emporium and these are the cornerstones that are pivotal to our ongoing success.

Next time you’re in Chesterfield, make time to visit this most traditional of shops and treat yourself to a delicious cake, pastry or one of our delicious breads.


Wholesale Orders

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Baked to Order 

All our products are baked to order for our wholesale customers in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Cheshire areas. This includes cafes, pubs, restaurants, small supermarkets and shops.

Call us on 01246 863027 or e mail us at info@jacksonsthebakers.co.uk to discuss your requirements.