Bako golf day

Bako Northern held its 21st annual charity golf day last month at Durham City Golf Club. The event raised £635, which was donated to ’The Puffin Appeal’ in Newcastle, which cares for children who suffer from cystic fibrosis, asthma and other lung diseases.

Wrights’ store debut

Wrights has unveiled a prototype flagship store and retail brand in Stoke-on-Trent, which the firm hopes will broaden its appeal to consumers. The design, by Dollar Rae, features a new corporate identity and colours alongside its ’Freshly baked and ready to go’ sales message.

Awards deadline

Firms interested in applying for the 2010 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise have until 2pm on 30 October to do so. The Awards aim to recognise and reward outstanding UK-based businesses in three areas International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Entry is free. Application forms are available at

Improve relicensed

Improve, the sector skills council for food and drink manufacturing and associated supply chains, has been relicensed by the government. The organisation has won another five-year term.