A former operations manager at bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale is appealing for ex-employees to come forward and share stories of their time at the company.

Paul Rees is penning a self-published book on the 13 years he spent working for the company, which went into administration in May 2016, and the ‘characters’ he met from 1981 and 1994.

The semi-retired part-time writer, who plans to donate half the profits to the Craft Bakers Association, has so far compiled 100 pages of handwritten research and intends to publish before the end of year.

Rees said he felt the book would be his way of “giving back” to an industry he has “the highest respect” for.

“I spent a lot of time with bakers and I have the utmost respect for them,” Rees told British Baker.

“I have quite a few stories of my own, but I’m short of a lot of pictures and information from ex-employees and customers and would like to appeal to them if they have any anecdotes.”

Paul can be contacted on: paulreesauthor@gmail.com.