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Patrick Bird of Birds Bakery
Patrick Bird became joint managing director in 1992
  (Photo: Birds Bakery )

Birds Bakery joint-MD Patrick Bird passes away

Patrick Bird, joint managing director of Derbyshire-based family business Birds Bakery, has passed away after a short illness.

Kate Stein, global technical director at Pret A Manger

Pret appoints Kate Stein as global technical director

Pret A Manger has appointed Kate Stein as global technical director to drive the company’s allergy strategy.

Pladis CFO Sridhar Ramamurthy

Pladis hires former Unilever exec as new finance head

McVitie’s owner Pladis has hired a former Unilever stalwart as its chief financial officer (CFO).

Pictured L-R John Mahony, Johanna Wilton and Stefan Carey-Harrington
  (Photo: Just Desserts )

Just Desserts expands team to support rising sales

Shipley-based bakery Just Desserts has appointed three new bakers.

Henley Bridge Ingredients acquired by HMS

Henley Bridge (HB) Ingredients, which distributes ingredients to bakers, chocolatiers and the wider foodservice industry, has been acquired by HMS.

Pret chief executive Clive Schlee to step down

Clive Schlee is to retire as CEO of Pret A Manger at the end of September, but will remain with the company as a non-executive director.

Allied Bakeries boss leaves in management shake-up

Allied Bakeries managing director Jon Jenkins is leaving the business as part of a management shake-up.

Boyd Tunnock knighted for business and charity work

Tunnock’s tea cake creator Boyd Tunnock has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Costa promotes Neil Lake to UK managing director

Costa Coffee has promoted Neil Lake to the position of managing director UK and Ireland, which he will take up on 1 July.

Premier Foods chairman Keith Hamill steps down

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods – which is currently seeking a chief executive – has now been forced to start the search for a chairman.

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