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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.

AB Mauri appoints Hannah Parry as R&D technologist

AB Mauri has appointed Hannah Parry as its research and development (R&D) technologist.

Puratos UK appoints Julia Darvill as new general manager

Bakery supplier Puratos has appointed Julia Darvill as UK general manager.

Pukka goes posh as new CEO takes the reins

Pukka Pies has unveiled a premium grocery range as the company’s new CEO, Deborah Ewan, takes the reins.

Dunn’s Bakery boss Christopher Freeman hands reins to his son

Dunn’s Bakery owner Christopher Freeman has handed over the day-to-day running of his business to his son Lewis.

Keith Hamill to replace David Beever as Premier Foods chair

Keith Hamill is to replace David Beever as non-executive chairman of Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods.

Lotus Bakeries makes two additions to UK team

Lotus Bakeries has appointed Alexandra Fisher as the company’s new category marketing manager and Larysa Dushko as key account manager for retail sales.

Edme apprentice earns promotion to food technologist

Ingredients supplier Edme has announced that its apprentice Luke Nesbitt will be the company’s new food technologist.

Dirk Van de Put to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as CEO of Mondelēz

Mondelēz International has announced that McCain Foods president Dirk Van de Put will succeed Irene Rosenfeld as the new CEO following her decision to step down.

Muntons appoints new deputy managing director

Malt producer Muntons has hired Mark Tyldesley as the company’s new deputy managing director.

Waitrose hires first director of food service

Waitrose has recruited its first director of food service Simon Burgess as the retailer taps growth in casual dining and grazing.

Costa brand chief to lead Tim Hortons’ UK growth

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons has appointed Kevin Hydes to lead its development in the UK.

Finsbury appoints new non-executive director

Finsbury Food Group has appointed Bob Beveridge as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Edme appoints Metin Fevzi as operations and technical director

Ingredients supplier Edme has named Metin Fevzi as the company’s new operations and technical director.

Subway hires regional development trio to drive growth

High street sandwich chain Subway has hired Bob Dalgarno, Liam Dalgarno and Adrian Johnson to oversee brand development in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Colin Lomax to be 130th president of CBA

Colin Lomax has been appointed president elect of the Craft Bakers Association (CBA), and will be installed as president next June.

Mark Tomlinson resigns as CEO of Bako North Western

Bako North Western Group group CEO Mark Tomlinson has resigned with immediate effect for personal reasons.

Iain Munro joins Hobart as director

Hobart Cooking Solutions has appointed former Catering Equipment Distribution Association (CEDA) chairman Iain Munro as director.

EPP appoints Nicholas & Harris baker as area sales manager

Epsom-based bakery equipment supplier EPP has appointed Steve Russell as the company’s area sales manager.

GroceryAid appoints new treasurer

David Wheeler, head of finance at Sainsbury’s, is to join the GroceryAid trustee board as treasurer.

Baker Perkins names new UK and US managing directors

Bakery equipment supplier Baker Perkins has appointed new managing directors for its UK and US operations.

GroceryAid appoints Andy Higginson and Charles Wilson as president and vice president

GroceryAid’s board of trustees has appointed Morrisons chairman Andy Higginson as its new president, and Booker chief executive Charles Wilson as vice-president.

Aryzta names former Glanbia boss as new CEO

Kevin Toland, a former chief executive and president of Glanbia USA & Global Nutritionals, is to replace Owen Killian as CEO of global bakery business Aryzta.