British Baker rounds up the latest industry news from the past five days in its exclusive weekly picture gallery.
Dragon backs new artisan bakery online: 11/3/2013
Stockport-based Bramhall Bakery won the weekly Small Business Sunday scheme, run by star of BBC One’s Dragons’ Den Theo Paphitis, which saw the bakery firm being endorsed by the dragon on Twitter as well as through a dedicated website. "This boost from Theo will help us move the business to the next level," said director Joanne Peters.
Action for Children’s call to bakers: 11/3/2013
Fancy being part of a record-breaking challenge and raising funds for more than 250,000 children across the UK? The national charity revealed it was looking to collaborate with a bakery business, as news and media relations manager Adrian Bradley explained: "We’re looking for a bakery that can think big and work fast."
Gluten-free brand Fria expands UK presence: 12/3/2013
The Scandinavian bakery business revealed it was stocking its free-from products in a further 40 stores to help increase its presence in the UK market. Fria is currently being supplied via Goodness Foods, a wholesaler for the health food trade.
Cocomaya to open Heathrow pop-up shop: 13/3/2013
The London-based chocolatier and artisan baker said it was launching a temporary outlet in the airport’s Terminal 5 this Easter, with plans to operate until the summer. The 200sq ft shop will sell a range of food, including its Vienna-style pastries, cakes and sandwiches.
CSM downgrades value of bakery business: 14/3/2013
The Netherlands-based firm highlighted the value of its Bakery Supplies Europe (BSEU) business had fallen by €165m (£143.2m), as part of its latest financial update this week. During the full-year trading for 2012, CSM’s BSEU division saw sales volumes slide by 2%.
Genius hires new manufacturing director: 15/3/2013
Free-from bakery business has appointed Liam McHugh, who has previously worked for Warburtons and Unilever and has been tasked with overseeing the development of the manufacturing strategy for the Genius and Livwell brands.
Fletchers Bakeries unveils new £7m facility: 15/3/2013
The bakery firm announced it had invested £7m in a new production facility at its Claywheels Lane site in Sheffield, following a multi-million pound land sale to Sainsbury’s two years ago. "The new facility is part of the future and the growth of Fletchers Bakeries. It’s a great tonic to the staff here who can really see the progress that’s been made at the business," said general manager Peter Williams.