n Bakery company Finsbury Food Group is assessing damage after an overnight fire at its United Central Bakeries site near Edinburgh. It said recovery plans were being implemented and alternative production facilities sourced where necessary.
n Supplier Eurobake is to relocate to the nearby premises of craft bakery Greenhalgh’s following a strategic review. The company, which employs eight staff, will move into spare warehousing space at Greenhalgh’s. The two autonomous companies are both owned by the Smart family.
n Scottish bakers will open their doors to National Association of Master Bakers members on a study tour of the region. Aulds, MacGhees, Mathiesons, Stuarts and Fisher & Donaldson will all play host during the visit - scheduled for February 1-3. Delegates will also get the chance to look round the Scottish Association’s training bakery.
n Alan Ridealgh has been appointed MD of supplier Muntons after being with the firm for 26 years. Ridealgh will succeed Gerald Prior, who is retiring, in January.
n Warburtons’ health and safety officer, Derrick Watson, is the first person in Scotland to achieve a level six diploma in occupational safety and health.
n In our 20 October issue (pg 15) we stated that Mondial Forni energy saving ovens used by Tesco were supplied by Eurobake.
They are in fact supplied by Norbake of Batley, West Yorks. See [http://www.norbake.co.uk]