n Bakery companies Walkers Shortbread and Honeytop Speciality Foods have been short-listed for the Food Exporter of the Year award and Small to Medium Business Food Exporter of the Year award, respectively, in the Food from Britain Awards 2007.

Now in their 11th year, the Food from Britain Export Awards bring together export companies to celebrate success from across the UK’s food and drink industry.

n Supplier Kate’s Cakes has launched an on-line shop, Kate’s Shop, in time for Christmas.Available from the Kate’s Cake website - [http://www.katescakes.com] - are four assortments of hand-finished slices, individually wrapped and packaged in Kate’s Cakes branded boxes, priced at £19.99, plus £4.99 delivery.

n Members of the international Richemont Club will tour Manchester United Football Club’s Old Trafford stadium as well as visit to innovative local bakeries when they attend next September’s international meeting in the city.

Also on the provisional itinerary for the meeting, scheduled to take place from 27 to 29 September 2008, are visits to bakeries Waterfields, Chatwins and Slattery’s.

n Bakery and ingredients supplier Dawn Foods recently celebrated 15 years at its Evesham site with a grand celebration and a series of 15-year awards.

Carrie Barber, chief executive of the firm, was the main speaker. Gifts for loyalty and service were awarded to nine members of the Evesham team, who were celebrating 15 years with the US-based company.