Manufacture

Trade fear as policy closes door on low-skilled labour

A new system to “end the reliance on cheap, low-skilled labour coming into the country” has come under fire from trade groups.

New pay offer pauses strike at Allied Bakeries in Belfast

Strike action at Allied Bakeries’ site in Castlereagh Road, Belfast, has been paused after the manufacturer improved its pay offer.

BCA renamed The Bakers & Confectioners Association

The British Confectioners’ Association (BCA) has been rebranded as The Bakers & Confectioners Association to reflect its modern membership.

Exclusive: Grupo Bimbo reveals plans for UK market

Grupo Bimbo marketing head Kate Haskins on the business’ approach to ramping up its UK presence

Allied workers set to strike after ‘pathetic’ pay offer

An all-out strike by workers at Allied Bakeries’ factory on Castlereagh Road, Belfast, is set to begin at 6am on Sunday 16 February after ‘last ditch’ talks over pay broke down.

Sanissimo Salmas pack shot

Grupo Bimbo starts major push into UK bakery market

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bakery business, has revealed big plans for expansion into the UK.

Pancakes with honey being poured on them

Allied pancake supply at risk from strike, says union

Allied Bakeries workers in Belfast are set to take strike action in a dispute over pay.

Village Bakery expands into three new export markets

Welsh business Village Bakery is moving into new export markets six months after a devastating fire.

Drone still of Speedibake factory fire Wakefield
At one stage 140 firefighters attended the blaze
  (Photo: West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service )

Speedibake: our priorities are our staff and customers

Speedibake bosses have thanked customers for their support following this weekend’s devastating blaze.

Speedibake factory on fire
The fire broke out on Saturday afternoon (1 February)
  (Photo: West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service )

Drone video footage shows extent of Speedibake blaze

Drone footage of the devastating fire at Speedibake’s factory in Yorkshire has been released by fire fighters.

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