It is with great sadness that Dawn Foods announced that Fred Gascoyne passed away suddenly on Wednesday 9 March.

Gascoyne had worked as technical support manager for Dawn for the past two years, but had worked in the baking industry for around 40, and was a well-known and respected figure. He started his career at RHM in 1961 with a bakery apprenticeship, and had worked as a technical representative at Macphie of Glenbervie and British Arkady, before joining Speedibake as special project manager in 1984.

"Fred was a highly regarded team member," said Dawn Foods sales & operations director Glenn Anderson. "We send our sincere condolences to his family."