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Crafty Cakes, Exeter closes coffee shop to focus on cakes

Devon’s Crafty Cakes Café has closed, so that owner Becky Cuming can focus on her cake business.

Martin Brown, new operations manager at Invicta Bakeware
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New manager at Invicta Bakeware

Invicta Bakeware, equipment manufacturer and supplier, has hired a new manager to keep up with customer demand.

General Mills confirms Berwick closure

General Mills UK, which manufactures Jus-Rol pastry, is to close its Berwick bakery following a review of the business.

Lewis Pies increases workforce

The Lewis Pies and Pasty Company has hired a new sales manager in order to focus more on van sales.

Appleby’s family bakery in Salisbury to close

Eighty-year-old business Appleby’s bakery, based in Salisbury, will close this month so that owner Mark Appleby can have some time off “while I’m still young enough to enjoy it”.

West Cornwall Pasty Co suffers pre-tax loss

The UK’s largest pasty operator has announced an underlying profit of £551,000, despite having posted a pre-tax loss of £195,000.

Prolific Wirral baker hangs up her apron

Sally Cashen has closed her shop in West Kirby after nearly 27 years in business.

Village Bakery aims for environmental first

A Welsh business intends to become the greenest bakery in Britain after installing more than 1,000 solar panels on its premises in Wrexham.

Andy Underwood and Alastair Macphie, managing director and chairman at Macphie
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Macphie doubles profit in bullish year

Macphie, the Scottish-based bakery and food ingredients manufacturer, has seen profits and sales increase off the back of weaker dairy prices.

Derek Ferrol, founder of EasyRecruitUK
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Recruitment firm urges flexibility ahead of Living Wage

The founder of a Glasgow-based recruitment agency for the food and drink and hospitality industries has warned that businesses need to adopt a “flexible labour mode” ahead of the National Living Wage (NLW).

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