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Aryzta hires Tony Murphy as chief people officer

Global bakery business Aryzta has appointed Tony Murphy as its first chief people officer (CPO). 

Most EU citizens will be allowed to stay in UK after Brexit, says government

EU citizens are to be given a two-year ‘grace period’ following Brexit to apply for settled status in the UK.

Nick Bunker to lead Pladis UK as Eggleton steps down

Former KP Snacks and Cadbury boss Nick Bunker is to lead McVitie’s owner Pladis in the UK.

Lantmännen Unibake appoints new senior development chef

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has promoted Harry Peak to senior development chef.

Genius recruits Whitworths’ Colin Stephens as commercial director

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius Gluten Free has named Colin Stephens commercial director.

State Fayre to step up expansion under new ownership

Manchester-based kosher bakery State Fayre has changed hands.

‘Evolution of coating’ prompts new Invicta appointment

Bakery equipment supplier Invicta has employed Chris Higgins as the company’s new head of coating.

Expanded role for Waitrose bakery buying director Paul Walker

Paul Walker, Waitrose buying director for categories including bakery and food to go, has had his remit expanded to all fresh buying.

Harrods chef joins Eurostar Commodities to lead pizza flour development

Eurostar Commodities is to ramp up its activity in the artisan pizza flour market with the appointment of a former Harrods pizza chef.

American Pan appoints vice president of UK operation

Bundy Baking Solutions-owned American Pan has named Mark Picconi as vice-president of American Pan’s UK operation.

AB Mauri appoints Hannah Parry as R&D technologist

AB Mauri has appointed Hannah Parry as its research and development (R&D) technologist.

Puratos UK appoints Julia Darvill as new general manager

Bakery supplier Puratos has appointed Julia Darvill as UK general manager.

Pukka goes posh as new CEO takes the reins

Pukka Pies has unveiled a premium grocery range as the company’s new CEO, Deborah Ewan, takes the reins.

Dunn’s Bakery boss Christopher Freeman hands reins to his son

Dunn’s Bakery owner Christopher Freeman has handed over the day-to-day running of his business to his son Lewis.

Keith Hamill to replace David Beever as Premier Foods chair

Keith Hamill is to replace David Beever as non-executive chairman of Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods.

Lotus Bakeries makes two additions to UK team

Lotus Bakeries has appointed Alexandra Fisher as the company’s new category marketing manager and Larysa Dushko as key account manager for retail sales.

Edme apprentice earns promotion to food technologist

Ingredients supplier Edme has announced that its apprentice Luke Nesbitt will be the company’s new food technologist.

Dirk Van de Put to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as CEO of Mondelēz

Mondelēz International has announced that McCain Foods president Dirk Van de Put will succeed Irene Rosenfeld as the new CEO following her decision to step down.

Muntons appoints new deputy managing director

Malt producer Muntons has hired Mark Tyldesley as the company’s new deputy managing director.

Waitrose hires first director of food service

Waitrose has recruited its first director of food service Simon Burgess as the retailer taps growth in casual dining and grazing.

Costa brand chief to lead Tim Hortons’ UK growth

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons has appointed Kevin Hydes to lead its development in the UK.

Finsbury appoints new non-executive director

Finsbury Food Group has appointed Bob Beveridge as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Edme appoints Metin Fevzi as operations and technical director

Ingredients supplier Edme has named Metin Fevzi as the company’s new operations and technical director.

Subway hires regional development trio to drive growth

High street sandwich chain Subway has hired Bob Dalgarno, Liam Dalgarno and Adrian Johnson to oversee brand development in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Colin Lomax to be 130th president of CBA

Colin Lomax has been appointed president elect of the Craft Bakers Association (CBA), and will be installed as president next June.

Mark Tomlinson resigns as CEO of Bako North Western

Bako North Western Group group CEO Mark Tomlinson has resigned with immediate effect for personal reasons.

Iain Munro joins Hobart as director

Hobart Cooking Solutions has appointed former Catering Equipment Distribution Association (CEDA) chairman Iain Munro as director.

EPP appoints Nicholas & Harris baker as area sales manager

Epsom-based bakery equipment supplier EPP has appointed Steve Russell as the company’s area sales manager.

GroceryAid appoints new treasurer

David Wheeler, head of finance at Sainsbury’s, is to join the GroceryAid trustee board as treasurer.

Baker Perkins names new UK and US managing directors

Bakery equipment supplier Baker Perkins has appointed new managing directors for its UK and US operations.

GroceryAid appoints Andy Higginson and Charles Wilson as president and vice president

GroceryAid’s board of trustees has appointed Morrisons chairman Andy Higginson as its new president, and Booker chief executive Charles Wilson as vice-president.

Aryzta names former Glanbia boss as new CEO

Kevin Toland, a former chief executive and president of Glanbia USA & Global Nutritionals, is to replace Owen Killian as CEO of global bakery business Aryzta.

Greggs chairman Ian Durant to lead DFS Furniture board

Greggs chairman Ian Durant has been appointed chairman of furniture business DFS.

Tromp Group appoints UK sales manager

Tromp Group, a producer for turnkey projects within the baking industry, has appointed David Rowland as the sales manager for the UK and Ireland.

Longest-serving Roberts Bakery employee retires

Northwich-based business Roberts Bakery’s logistics co-ordinator Mike Dutton has retired following a 53-year career at the firm.

House of Flavours appoints Dave Twiss new MD

Food flavouring and ingredients manufacturer House of Flavours has appointed Dave Twiss as managing director.

Samworth Brothers boss quits

Leicestershire-based Samworth Brothers has announced that its chief executive Alex Knight has stepped down from his post.

Graze hires new finance and ‘people’ chiefs

Healthy snack brand Graze has appointed Mark Wood as its new chief technology officer (CTO) and Louise Patterson as chief people officer (CPO).

Sharpham Park announces new manager

Spelt supplier Sharpham Park has announced the appointment of Martin Brooks as sales & operations manager.

EPP creates new after-sales contract manager role

Epsom-based bakery innovation company EPP has appointed Rob Pedlar to the newly-created role of after-sales contract manager.

Aryzta reports 2.8% revenue decline in half-year results

Aryzta has announced that its revenue has fallen by 2.8% to €1.9bn (£1.6bn) for the six-month period ended 31 January 2017.

EXCLUSIVE: British Baker speaks with Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer

Following the launch of the Ridiculously Rich by Alana brand, British Baker spoke with Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer.

John Whaite bakes the nation’s ‘Smartest Pie’ for British Pie Week

John Whaite, winner of The Great British Bake Off’s third series, has created a pie celebrating the nation’s official top five favourite fillings and baked using energy-efficient tips during British Pie Week (6-12 March).

Edme celebrates success for National Apprentice Week

As part of National Apprentice Week (6-10 March 2016), ingredients supplier Edme is reflecting on the success of its own trainees.

Community bakery crowdfunding for premises

Sussex-based Stoneham Bakehouse is crowdfunding in order to set up permanent premises, and is offering rewards in return for donations.

Canadian triumphs at pasty champs

A Canadian baker has claimed the top title at the World Pasty Championships, using skills he learnt from his Cornish mother.

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Baker spends over £1,500 on tattoos of pastries

Lancashire pastry chef Michael Lambert has spent more than £1,500 on tattooing his patisserie creations on to his right arm.

Premier appoints non-exec director

Premier Foods has announced the appointment of Daniel Wosner as a non-executive director of the company, effective 1 March.

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Bennett plans to open in Dubai – and you could go with him

Patisserie Mark Bennett has been approached by an investor with a view to opening an outlet in City Walk, Dubai, British Baker has learnt.

Christine Cooke scoops top honour at Canadian Maple syrup competition

Christine Cooke has been crowned winner of the Pure Canadian Maple syrup competition, which was held at the University College Birmingham.

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