Baker & Baker has joined the Federation of Bakers as an associated member.
The company, which launched as a standalone business in April following separation from CSM Bakery Solutions, manufactures approximately 2,500 different bakery skus comprising own label and branded products.
Operating within bakery, foodservice, retail and wholesale, Baker & Baker employs around 2,500 staff across 12 sites in seven countries, with its UK headquarters based on the Wirral in the north west of England.
“We are excited to join the Federation of Bakers and become part of a national organisation that supports one of the key sectors in the UK food manufacturing industry,” said Liz McColgan, director quality Europe at Baker & Baker.
The Federation of Bakers represents the UK’s major plant bakeries supplying bread, morning goods and other bread products. Its eight member companies, running a total of 32 bakeries, are: Delifrance UK, Fine Lady Bakeries, Geary’s Bakeries, Irwins’ Bakery, Jacksons Bakery, Kerry Ingredients, Frank Roberts & Sons, and Warburtons.
With the addition of Baker & Baker, the federation now has 22 associate members who are all suppliers to the UK baking industry.
The other associate members are: AAK (UK), AB Mauri UK and Ireland, ADM Milling, Baker Perkins, Bakers’ Basco, British Bakels, Bühler, Campden BRI, CSM (UK), GB Ingredients, Ferguson Engineering, FlexLink Systems, Food Paper, Kwik Lok, Lesaffre Group, Puratos, Spooner Industries, St Pierre Groupe, We Seal, Zeelandia, and Zeppelin Systems.
“We are delighted to welcome Baker & Baker as an associate member of our organisation and hope to support them as they continue to expand their business,” said Gordon Polson, chief executive of the Federation of Bakers.
Earlier this month John Lindsay, Baker & Baker CEO, discussed his plans for the business, along with his thoughts on the wider bakery industry, with British Baker editor Amy North.