Greg Woodhead


Continental pastries, savouries and bread producer Bakehouse has appointed Greg Woodhead as NPD project manager, effective this month. Woodhead has moved across from his role as food technologist in the firm’s technical team and will continue to be responsible for technical research, developing the company’s nutritional policy and identifying areas for product improvement in addition to his new NPD projects.

Lauren Hakes

Dawn Foods

Sweet bakery and ingredients firm Dawn Foods has appointed Lauren Hakes as a new quality manager to work across two sites in Europe.

Her role will include overseeing all aspects of quality management at the company’s Evesham site in the UK and the Steenbergen site in the Netherlands. Hakes joins Dawn Foods from Wellpak UK and previously worked as technical director at Organic Food Farms.

Robert Whittle


Belgian pastry specialist Pidy has appointed Robert Whittle as UK general manager for the firm. His brief is to double the company’s growth in the UK over a two-year period, via research and development and introducing several new products to the market. Whittle joins the firm following the sale of his own business, Foodafayre, which he formed in 1996 to sell filo pastry cups, tortilla baskets and associated products.

Tony Nagra, Neil Woods


Tony Nagra has been appointed national sales manager for the UK at improvers, mixes and brewing malt supplier Ireks, as of June. He will hold responsibility for all operational business within the UK market.

Following a steep climb in sales and subsequent administration in the market, said the company, Neil Woods has moved to the role of administration manager for the UK, dealing with orders, quality certificates and other administrative duties.