Thomas Tunnock Ltd. started out when Tom Tunnock bought a shop on Bellshill Road near to Uddingston Cross in 1890. Tom then began a small bakery business supplying the Uddingston and Bothwell area. Much has changed since then. The company which Tom founded has expanded greatly, first supplying the rest of Scotland, then the whole of the United Kingdom, and now selling into thirty-five overseas markets.
Even with all of this growth, Tunnock’s has remained an integral part of the local community and is well known for playing an active part in it. Undoubtedly, part of the reason for this is that the company has remained owned and run by the Tunnock family, the current CEO being Tom’s grandson. The company thus has a long history of contributing to local events, charities, and initiatives through sponsorship and donations.