Chevler ups capacity

Baking case and tulip muffin wrap manufacturer Chevler, has announced it is now capable of producing over 100 million tulip muffin wraps a year following the doubling of capacity at its production site in South Wales. The firm has invested heavily in new bespoke machinery over the past 18 months, in order to cope with increasing demand from food manufacturers and commercial cake-makers in the UK and Europe.

Fosters’ MP visit

Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills John Denham MP visited Fosters Bakery last week with Dan Jarvis, Labour candidate for Barnsley Central, to meet the bakery’s employees and apprentices, including recent winner of Fosters’ ’Great Apprenticeship Bake Off’, Nicola Smithson.

Brace’s moves in

Brace’s Bakery has begun its move into Warburtons’ Newport site in Rogerstone, following the announcement, in December, that it was to take over the site. The factory will be Brace’s third; it also operates plants in Pen-y-Fan and Croespenmaen in Crumlin.

Hospital donation

Bakery suppliers Kluman & Balter recently donated £15,000 to the Special Care Baby Unit at Watford General Hospital. The firm gives annual charity donations, and this particular care unit was personally known to chair Geoff Kluman and his wife Ana, whose child spent the first few weeks of her life there.

Coffee speakers

Recently announced speakers at The UK Coffee Leader Summit 2011, from 30-31 March, include Costa Coffee marketing director Jim Slater and Starbucks MD Darcy Willson-Rymer.