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Brace’s appoints new CEO

Brace’s Bakery, the South Wales family-run bakery, has appointed former sales and marketing director Scott Richardson as its new chief executive.

Jon Gatfield has left Rank Hovis after just five months
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Rank Hovis boss departs

The managing director of flour miller Rank Hovis has left the business just five months after joining.

BIA Outstanding Contribution in pictures

Time is running out to nominate someone for the Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry accolade.

Burton's
Ian Deste joins Burton's Biscuit Company
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Maryland biscuit firm appoints UK and Ireland MD

Burton’s Biscuit Company has appointed its first managing director of UK and Ireland. 

Workers strike over pay at 2 Sisters bakery

Bakers at Gunstones Bakery, Sheffield, have gone on strike today (15 June) over a pay freeze.

Rainbow Dust Colour
Rainbow Dust Colour is a cake decorating specialist
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Rainbow Dust Colour welcomes new managing director

Real Good Food has appointed a new managing director for its Rainbow Dust Colour business. 

Whitbread appoints next CEO

Whitbread, the company behind Costa, has filled the position of chief executive with Lloyds Banking boss, Alison Brittain.

Report: Scottish Bakers Conference 2015

“It’s time to invest in products, people and business,” said John Gall, president of the Scottish bakers. These three things seemed to remain the theme of the Scottish Bakers Conference for 2015.  

Jack Hancock
Jack Hancock is commercial director of Meadow Foods
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Meadow Foods appoints sugar boss

UK dairy and milk-based ingredients supplier Meadow Foods has appointed Jack Hancock as commercial director of the firm’s sugar division. 

Scottish firm mistaken for ‘gay cake’ bakery

Scotland’s Ashers Bakery has received a backlash of emails, after it has repeatedly been mistaken for the Belfast bakery involved in the ‘gay cake’ row.

Hovis
Former Dairy Crest man Martyn Wilks has taken up the reins at Hovis
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Former Dairy Crest man to head up Hovis

Hovis has filled its long-vacant position of chief executive today with former Dairy Crest managing director Martyn Wilks. 

BFP appoints new chief executive

Bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale has appointed a new chief executive, it was revealed today.

Euphorium
Euphorium welcomes new CFO
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Euphorium appoints former Harris + Hoole CFO

Euphorium Bakery, the Tesco-owned chain, has appointed a new chief financial officer. 

Keith Houliston (r), with Mich Turner MBE and President John Gall
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Scottish Bakers recognises key members

A selection of bakers have been recognised at the Scottish Bakers Conference, for their service to the Scottish bakery sector.

Hovis
Sharon Barraclough is first innovation director at Hovis
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Innovation role filled at Hovis

Hovis has appointed its first innovation director to lead the brand’s NPD programme. 

Jon Jenkins will become the new head of Allied Bakeries
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Exclusive: New managing director appointed at Allied Bakeries

Jon Jenkins, the boss of tea firm Twinings, has been appointed as the new head of Allied Bakeries, British Baker can reveal.

John Kay at the bakery
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Manchester bakery gives election views to BBC

Manchester-based Robinsons the Master Bakers appeared on BBC One’s 1pm news this week, talking about the upcoming election.

Tom Chandley owner passes on

The funeral details of Tom Chandley owner, Eric Dyson, have been announced, after he sadly died earlier this month.

Hovis
Hovis is seeking a new chief executive
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Opportunity knocks for next Hovis boss

The new boss of Hovis could make a “sizable name for themselves” if they turned the fortunes of the company around, according to a leading City analyst. 

Milling man garners widespread bakery support for 10k run

A host of 33 bakery businesses have sponsored a milling manager to take on the Great Manchester Run.

Palm oil supplier beefs up bakery support

New Britain Oils, supplier of sustainable palm oil, has strengthened technical support in its bakery division with three new appointments.

Strike to disrupt Fox’s Biscuits production

Production at the Batley Fox’s Biscuits factory in West Yorkshire is expected to be disrupted, following an engineering workers strike.

Own-brand bakery rescued from administration

All 60 jobs at supermarket own-brand bakery Bakeaway have been secured after the business was bought out of administration.

Bread fibre argument lacking, says expert

A leading nutritionist says the importance of fibre in food such as bread is “poorly recognised” - with the nutrition of a loaf “well below the radar”.

Gail's currently has 19 sites open in London
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Gail’s reveals 20th bakery location

Gail’s Artisan Bakery is to open its 20th site in Temple Fortune, north-west LondonBritish Baker has learned.

Gunstones
Gunstones Bakery invested £10m in site extension
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Gunstones sees £10m spend for hot cross bun bakery

2 Sisters Food Group has invested £10m in a new state-of-the-art bakery extension at its Gunstones Bakery site in Dronfield, near Sheffield. 

Hovis
Hovis makes team changes
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Hovis appoints first convenience director

Hovis has appointed Tim Stoller as its first convenience director and he will commence the role next week. 

The day will be held at the Forest of Arden Golf & Country Club
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Baking society sets date for golf day

The British Society of Baking (BSB) is to hold its 25th annual golf day in Warwickshire this June.

Niklas Andersson is the new marketing and communications directer at Cargill
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Cargill strengthens marketing with new director

Cargill has appointed a new marketing and communications director, as it puts greater focus on its cocoa and chocolate business.

Proper Cornish
Proper Cornish recruits for growth
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Proper Cornish adds senior personnel for growth

Pasty company Proper Cornish Group has appointed two senior personnel to focus on increasing sales and turnover. 

BB's Coffee & Muffins
BB's Coffee & Muffins eyes expansion
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BB’s Coffee & Muffins chain sold

The BB’s Coffee & Muffins chain has been bought by private equity company Brentwood Investments for a sum rumoured to be around €10m (£7.1m). 

Zeelandia
Michiel de Ruiter: new chief executive of Zeelandia
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New head for Zeelandia

International bakery ingredients manufacturer Zeelandia has appointed Michiel de Ruiter as chief executive as of 1 May 2015. 

Bakers involved in the #WeLoveBread campaign deliver letters to Number 10
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Downing Street replies to #WeLoveBread

The #WeLoveBread campaign has received response from Number 10, following a visit to personally deliver letters to the Prime Minister.

Bakkavor
Tasha Devey has completed an apprenticeship with Bakkavör
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Bakkavör apprentice marks 2,000 milestone

A trainee with food manufacturer Bakkavör has been declared the 2,000th person to complete an apprenticeship in England’s food manufacturing industry in 2014. 

Roelof Krist:
will retire in April
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Zeelandia CEO steps down

The chief executive international bakery ingredients manufacturer Zeelandia Group, Roelof Krist, is to leave the company after more than 11 years.

Tesco coffee shop director ‘leaves’ business

The Tesco boss in charge of in-store restaurants and coffee shops, such as Harris + Hoole and Euphorium, has reportedly left the business.

Ian Wright, FDF's new director general
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Former Diageo man to head FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed former Diageo director Ian Wright as the new director-general of the trade association.

Exclusive: Allied Bakeries’ chief executive to leave

The chief executive of Allied Bakeries is to leave the business – just weeks after parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) declared the UK bakery market “intensely competitive”.

GBBO winner John Whaite is opening a bakery school
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GBBO winner opens bakery school

The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) 2012 winner is to open a cookery school this summer, named John Whaite’s Kitchen. 

New food innovation conference launched

New Frontiers in Food & Drink – a cutting edge conference to discuss the food industry of tomorrow – is to take place this summer.

Gail’s Bakery eyes sites outside of London

Gail’s Artisan Bakery has revealed plans to expand out of the capital, but has turned down opportunities to go into travel locations.

Suffolk bakery gets Oscar mention

The Pump Street Bakery, Suffolk, has gained Oscar fame after it was mentioned in a speech by winning director, Mat Kirkby.

Michael Murphy, new chief executive of Irwin's Bakery
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Irwin’s Bakery appoints new chief executive

Northern Irish firm Irwin’s Bakery has appointed a new chief executive to strategically manage the business.

Tesco chairman
Tesco appoints John Allan as chairman
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Tesco names new chairman

Tesco has appointed John Allan as chairman following Robert Broadbent’s decision to step down in October last year. 

Romain Curnier:
will help London patisseries
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Zeelandia supports London clients with new account manager

Bakery ingredients supplier Zeelandia has employed a new account manager for clients around London, to offer extra support in product development.

Dalton Philips will leave Morrisons on Monday
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Dalton Philips departs Morrisons early

Morrisons has announced that Dalton Philips, chief executive, will leave the company earlier than expected.

Mariam French, head of marketing for Aryzta Food Solutions
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Interview exclusive: Coup de pates launches rebrand

Coup de pates has officially launched its rebrand of Delice de France, making its first appearance this year at the Hospitality Show in January.

New area manager joins Bath Bakery

Bath Bakery has employed a new area manager to run the bakery’s Moorland Road café and all its Keynsham operations.

L-R: Lewis Freeman- Worshipful Company of Bakers, David Hall- CBA, Amy Yeates- FoB, Mike Bagshaw- BSB and Alan Stuart- Scottish Bakers
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Industry backs new bread campaign

The industry has welcomed British Baker’s #WeLoveBread campaign – which has seen protestors visit Number 10 about David Cameron’s decision to ditch bread.

Cooplands of Doncaster head office
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Cooplands undergoes pre-pack administration

Cooplands of Doncaster has undergone a pre-pack administration with the loss of 300 jobs.

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