Peter Thomas, who with his family, founded the pies and pastries business Peter’s Food Service in 1970 has died. 

The company paid tribute to Thomas and Mike Grimwood, managing director of Peter’s Food Service, said: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Thomas.

“Peter was a humble gentleman, who with his brother Stan, built upon his father’s vision and enthusiasm for the business, developing the highly successful Peter’s company we see today.

“He never lost his connection to Peter’s and despite his success after leaving the business, he would regularly keep in touch to see how things were and sharing in our successes such as our recent 50th anniversary.

“He will be greatly missed by all of us.”

Peter’s father, Thomas ‘Stan’ Thomas, first launched Thomas Pies in the 1950s. By 1970, the family company had moved to its current base in Bedwas, Caerphilly, when it became known as Peter’s Pies.