Preston-headquartered bakery products distributor BAKO North Western Group has appointed Claire Powell as Technical Baker.
Established over fifty years, BAKO North Western Group distributes bakery products to customers across the UK from three national depots. With a multi-temperature fleet of over 70 vehicles, the company provides independent bakers and caterers with a wide range of ingredients and finished products from quality suppliers, as well as its own BAKO Select branded range.
Bringing over 27 years’ experience in the baking industry, including 20 years as Applications Baker for Scottish food service company Macphie, Powell’s role as Technical Baker for BAKO North Western Group will see her developing new and innovative products for the BAKO Select range at the company’s state-of-the-art development bakery in Preston.
She said: “I am very pleased and excited to be joining BAKO. BAKO North Western Group maintains its market edge through ongoing investment, development and expansion and has one of the most advanced multi-food product warehousing and distribution systems in the country.
“As a leading light in the industry, they are passionate about baking and innovation, and I am really looking forward to developing new and inspiring products ranges that our customers will love.”
BAKO North Western Group’s full list of divisions includes BAKO North Western, BAKO Northern and Scotland, and BAKO South Eastern.
Its industry accreditations include the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distributions, ISO9001 Quality Management and ISO14001 Environmental Management.