Northwich-based Roberts Bakery was awarded the Good Employer accolade at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards last week.

The Good Employer award, sponsored by apetito, recognises companies that make an effort to create a positive working environment for employees.

FDF’s director general Ian Wright said: “Roberts Bakery’s employee-engagement model is a great example of a business going the extra mile to ensure its employees’ work-life experience is as fulfilling as possible.

“We congratulate the management team at Roberts Bakery for the creativity that they have applied and commitment that they have shown to their colleagues’ health, happiness and wellbeing.”

The ceremony celebrated businesses and industry professionals from across the food and drink supply chain. Roberts Bakery bakes 3.5m products a week, employs 900 staff and distributes to supermarkets and independent retailers across Wales, as well as in the north west and central areas of the UK.

Earlier this month, Roberts Bakery embarked on a second major investment programme within a year at its Ilkeston site.