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UK baker Wayne Caddy gets elite baking award

British artisan baker Wayne Caddy has won an international award and a place in exclusive culinary club Elite de la Boulangerie Internationale (EBI).

Bells Food Group makes four new appointments

Scottish pie and pastry manufacturer Bells has expanded its senior team with four new appointments.

Pladis appoints Scott Snell to lead new customer team

McVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed former Mondelēz director Scott Snell to head up a new customer team.

Cake Brands names Rachel Clark accounts manager

Baked goods supplier Cake Brands has appointed Rachel Clark as national accounts manager for its Sussex-based More Food business.

Lee Birmingham appointed Pukka foodservice head

Pukka Pies has named Lee Birmingham as head of its UK and international foodservice business.

Aryzta names new Europe CEO as Murphy steps down

Former Friesland Campina chief operating officer Gregory Sklikas has been appointed CEO of Aryzta’s European business.

Lantmännen names Richard Stowey operations director

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has appointed Richard Stowey to head its UK site operations.

Damian McLoughlin to head Premier Foods foodservice

Premier Foods has hired former Unilever sales director Damian McLoughlin to head up its foodservice division.

Cybake supplier Redblack names Sandy Scott CEO

Cybake bakery management solutions supplier RedBlack Software has appointed Sandy Scott as chief executive officer.

Nairn’s drives convenience sales with new hire

Oatcake manufacturer Nairn’s has hired Scott McPherson as a national account manager to help drive sales in the convenience and wholesale sector.

Wessanen UK appoints new technical director

Mrs Crimble’s owner Wessanen has appointed Cristina Ramsay as technical and corporate social responsibility director.

Bakkavor seeks 30 staff for Cheshire bakeries

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor is set to hire 30 new members of staff at its sites in Nantwich and Crewe in Cheshire.

Godiva hires Cherish Finden for UK café push

Bake Off: Crème de la Crème star Cherish Finden has been appointed creative development chef at luxury chocolatier Godiva.

Steinhoff boss Stuart Machin to head M&S Food

Steinhoff UK group CEO Stuart Machin is to join Marks & Spencer as its managing director of food.

Edme appoints Gary McIlwaine as production manager

Ingredients supplier Edme has named Gary McIlwaine as its production manager.

Cornelius appoints Joy Thomas as UK business manager

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius Group has named Joy Thomas as UK business manager.

Bakkavor launches drive for 26 new apprentices

Bakkavor has kicked off a recruitment drive for 26 new apprentices.

Burford Bakery Solutions CEO receives international recognition

Burford Bakery Solutions CEO Fred Springer has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) summit in Chicago.

Kudos appoints James Youngman as finance director

Leavening agents producer Kudos Blends has named James Youngman as the company’s first finance director.

Wessanen names Emma Vass as chief executive

Mrs Crimble’s owner Wessanen has appointed former McCormick’s general manager Emma Vass as head of its UK operations.

Brakes UK names Hugo Mahoney as CEO

Foodservice wholesaler Brakes UK has appointed Hugo Mahoney as CEO.

Macphie names new head of operations

Ingredients supplier Macphie has appointed Stuart Harrington as its new head of operations.

Brace’s Bakery chairman Colin Brace passes away

Colin Brace, chairman of Newport-based Brace’s Bakery, has passed away after a short illness, aged 96 years.

Paterson Arran makes management changes

Shortbread supplier Paterson Arran is to restructure its business following the retirement of owners Alan Hardie and Ian Appleton.

Premier Foods appoints new marketing director

Premier Foods has promoted Yilmaz Erceyes to the role of UK marketing director. 

Booker boss Charles Wilson to become Tesco retail CEO

Booker boss Charles Wilson is to lead Tesco’s UK retail operations when the merger of the two businesses completes.

Bakers not affected as Morrisons axes 1,500 roles

Bakers will not be affected by the management changes at Morrisons, which is set to see 1,500 roles scrapped as part of a proposed restructure. 

Polar Refrigeration names new global head of business

Equipment brand Polar Refrigeration has named Glenn Roberts as its global head of business.

Metin Fevzi promoted to Edme managing director

Ingredients supplier Edme has named Metin Fevzi as managing director.

Tromp Group appoints new president

International bakery equipment manufacturer Tromp Group has promoted Richard van Heukelum to president of the company.

Adelie Foods appoints new commercial controller

Food-to-go business Adelie Foods has named Gary Pothecary as commercial controller for its convenience team.

Nick Hampton to succeed Javed Ahmed as Tate & Lyle CEO

Tate & Lyle has appointed Nick Hampton as its new chief executive with effect from 1 April 2018.

Macphie appoints Mark Duncan technical director

Ingredients supplier Macphie has named Mark Duncan, currently head of operations at the company’s Glenbervie site, as its new technical director.

Champseys Bakery business up for sale

Artisan business Champseys Bakery, formerly known as Champs Bakery, has been put up for sale for £475,000.

Scottish Bakers names Alasdair Smith as CEO

Scottish Bakers has named Alasdair Smith as its new chief executive officer.

Pladis names Jonny Jacobs as strategy director

McVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed Jonny Jacobs as its strategy director for its UK and Ireland division.

Mark Tyldesley promoted to MD at malt supplier Muntons

Malt producer Muntons has named Mark Tyldesley as managing director.

ITS names Gail Underwood as chief flavourist

International Taste Solutions (ITS) has appointed Gail Underwood as the company’s chief flavourist.

Worshipful Company of Bakers elects new Master

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has elected His Honour Stephen Kramer QC as its new Master.

Fox’s boss Colin Smith leaving to head salad firm

Fox’s biscuits managing director Colin Smith is leaving the business to become chief executive of salad producer Natures Way Foods.

Aryzta hires Tony Murphy as chief people officer

Global bakery business Aryzta has appointed Tony Murphy as its first chief people officer (CPO). 

Most EU citizens will be allowed to stay in UK after Brexit, says government

EU citizens are to be given a two-year ‘grace period’ following Brexit to apply for settled status in the UK.

Nick Bunker to lead Pladis UK as Eggleton steps down

Former KP Snacks and Cadbury boss Nick Bunker is to lead McVitie’s owner Pladis in the UK.

Lantmännen Unibake appoints new senior development chef

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has promoted Harry Peak to senior development chef.

Genius recruits Whitworths’ Colin Stephens as commercial director

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius Gluten Free has named Colin Stephens commercial director.

State Fayre to step up expansion under new ownership

Manchester-based kosher bakery State Fayre has changed hands.

‘Evolution of coating’ prompts new Invicta appointment

Bakery equipment supplier Invicta has employed Chris Higgins as the company’s new head of coating.

Expanded role for Waitrose bakery buying director Paul Walker

Paul Walker, Waitrose buying director for categories including bakery and food to go, has had his remit expanded to all fresh buying.

Harrods chef joins Eurostar Commodities to lead pizza flour development

Eurostar Commodities is to ramp up its activity in the artisan pizza flour market with the appointment of a former Harrods pizza chef.

American Pan appoints vice president of UK operation

Bundy Baking Solutions-owned American Pan has named Mark Picconi as vice-president of American Pan’s UK operation.