Roberts Bakery staff have completed the Bakery Excellence Programme in partnership with Tameside College.

Six bakers from the Cheshire-based business took part in practical and classroom-based elements to develop bread, dough and flour skills, using the college’s facilities. The bakers were also taught techniques such as Chorleywood bread processing.

Following completion of the programme, each baker was presented with a certificate by Neil Burgess, principal of Tameside College and a bakery consultant for Roberts Bakery.

“Roberts Bakery is a growing business, and for our staff to take part in a specialist course like this is fantastic. We are very pleased with the result,” said Burgess.

Meanwhile, Tameside College bakery teacher Steven Lee believes the bakers can go on to become leaders in their fields with a wider knowledge of bakery and its technicalities.

“They have been treated to a great event and rightly so, with all the hard work they have put in to finish the course,” said Lee.

Roberts Bakery said it hoped to put six more of its bakers through the course next year.