Cooplands diversifies

Cooplands (Doncaster) is offering up its meeting rooms and training facilities for hire. As well as providing stationery and a projector, it is also offering refreshments and a buffet service with biscuits and cakes supplied straight from its bakery.

Boost for the blind

National frozen bread supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK organised a hands-on Halloween bakery class for visually impaired and blind children to support the Berkshire County Blind Society. Primary and secondary schoolchildren were invited to the company’s development kitchens to make pumpkin and witch cake pops.

Funded technical post

Gwynedd-based Cae Groes Bakery has signed a deal with The Food Technology Centre, which will see it assist with funding a new technical post at the firm. The post will enable the successful applicant to brainstorm new product ideas, while providing them with hands-on experience in developing and supervising quality control procedures.

Aromatic anniversary

Functional ingredients developer and producer Aromatic has celebrated its 75th anniversary. The firm, in Stockholm, Sweden, has a standalone company in the UK and offers ingredients for breads and cakes, including shelf-life improvers and flavours.