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MPs underline commitment to apprenticeships

MPs George Eustice and Nadhim Zahawi spoke at the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) stand at the Big Bang UK Scientist and Engineers Fair in Birmingham last week.

Freedom Bakery crowdfunding for second site

In response to “growing demand”, Freedom Bakery will launch a second crowdfunding campaign on 7 April. 

Cornish baker adopts National Living Wage

W C Rowe, one of the first large-scale Cornish employers, has adopted the soon-to-be-mandatory National Living Wage (NLW) for its workforce.

Allied Bakeries avoids strike disruption

A hot cross bun shortage has been avoided following successful talks between Allied Bakeries and union officials.

Burton’s MD leaves after only months

Burton’s Biscuits has confirmed the departure of Ian Deste just six months after he joined the company.

New director for Tesco

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced that Lindsey Pownall will join the board as an additional independent non-executive director.

Warburtons extends its School Visitor programme

There is now a team of 21 people nationwide, who deliver the company’s food education programme. 

Pudding Fairy wins at exhibition

Laure Moyle has taken first prize at the Squires Exhibition in Surrey, with her haute couture-inspired cake design. 

Paterson Arran to be sold

Alan Hardie and Ian Appleton, owners of Paterson Arran Limited, which produces shortbread, oatcakes, jams, chutney and relishes, are to sell the business and retire.

Hambleton Bakery to open new branch

A sixth branch of the award-winning Hambleton Bakery will open next week in Oundle.

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