Whitworth role

Independent specialist flour miller Whitworth Bros has appointed Kim Little as its new technical accounts manager. Little previously worked at Campden BRI since 1987 as the senior bakery technologist in its Baking & Cereal Processing department. She has also worked as a consultant for bakeries in the UK and overseas.

Peck & Strong online

Devon-based Peck & Strong has said it hopes to be busier than ever this year, following the launch of its new website before Christmas, and the unveiling of point-of-sale (POS) aids and A5 posters this month. The POS material promotes the fact the firm is actively reducing and offsetting its carbon footprint, and founder John Peck said he has noticed increased sales since its launch.

Warburtons’ birthday

Warburtons recently celebrated 25 years of distribution from its Runcorn depot. To mark its silver anniversary, Warburtons is to donate £250 to four different local community projects or charities. Gary Thornhill, the depot’s longest-serving employee was presented with a glass plaque, by executive director Brett Warburton at the celebrations.

Top sales for Topping

Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company has announced that its sales rocketed by 53% over the Christmas trading period, and has also noticed trade sales have been up 30% in the first weeks of 2010. The family-run firm, which also supplies Asda, sold more than 80,000 premium pies over the festive period. Its new handcrafted Christmas pie range was launched in recyclable boxes for the first time in Booths stores, and has already proved popular with consumers.