At a glance

first_imgHistory: First opened in 1936 by Chris’ father, before Chris joined in 1968. Chris’ son Douglas is also a baker, working at The Cavan Bakery in Hampton, MiddlesexNumber of shops: Three in Kent – Strood, Gillingham and SnodlandNumber of employees: 17, including six in production and two van driversRetail/wholesale split: 60/40. Wholesale customers include restaurants, hotels, pubs and shops. Savoury platters and sandwiches also supplied to local businessesProduct rangeBreads: Full range of white and wholemeal loaves, including bloomers, cobs, tin and farmhouse, as well as crusty rolls (best-seller) and bapsConfectionery: doughnuts (best-seller), puff pastries, sponges, Eccles cakes, chocolate cake, Bakewell tarts and sticky buns. Celebration cakes are also an important part of the businessSavouries: sausage rolls (best-seller), meat pies, Cornish pastieslast_img read more

Wenzel’s the Bakers steps up expansion plan

first_imgWenzel’s the Bakers has revealed ambitions to expand to 100 stores in the next few years.The business, which has submitted an application to open its 42nd UK store in Watford, North London, has expanded rapidly. It has almost doubled its number of outlets over the past three years, having operated 26 stores in February 2013.Wenzel’s has employed more than 500 members of staff as a result of its expansion, CEO Peter Wenzel told British Baker.He added that Wenzel’s had received requests for it to open a site in Watford high street.“We feel that it is a good site and I feel the expansion shows we are an extremely good bakery,” he said. “We would liven up the high street.”Wenzel described his business, which was established in 1975, as “the future company of the high streets”.Watford Borough Council is currently considering the application.last_img read more

Bakers not affected as Morrisons axes 1,500 roles

first_imgBakers 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. The move, which would allow for more customer service staff and fewer managers, would see a net increase of 200 positions across the retailer’s estate with around 1,700 jobs to be created while 1,500 positions, such as warehouse manager, would be removed.However, in-store bakery teams will not be affected. “We can confirm no bakers will be affected in the management structure changes taking place,” a Morrisons spokesperson told British Baker.Morrisons said it currently had around 800 management vacancies in its stores, giving managers the opportunity to stay within the company.“Our aim is to serve customers better with more front-line colleagues in stores, improving product availability and helping customers at the checkouts,” said Gary Mills, Morrisons retail director.“Very regrettably, there will be a period of uncertainty for some managers affected by these proposals and we’ll be supporting them through this important process. Our commitment is to redeploy as many affected colleagues as possible.”The news comes less than two weeks after Tesco and Sainsbury’s announced management shake-ups that would put thousands of jobs at risk.last_img read more

Resources in the aftermath of tragedy

first_imgThe latest update on services offered or events being held to help the Harvard community cope with the April 15 tragedy during the Boston Marathon.Concert for BostonAt 3 p.m. on April 28, the Dudley House Orchestra and Chorus present “Concert for Boston,” a charity event to benefit those most affected by the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon and its aftermath. Proceeds will go to One Fund Boston.Crimson vs. Dartmouth Raffle and T-Shirt SaleThe Harvard softball team will be selling T-shirts and hosting a raffle during Sunday’s (April 28) 2 p.m. doubleheader against Dartmouth. The raffle and T-shirt sale is to raise money for charities and foundations that are supporting victims of the Boston Marathon attack. Raffle tickets are $10 and T-shirts are $20. Tickets will be sold through the first game of the doubleheader and the drawing will take place during the second game. Fans do not need to be present in order to win the prizes. Raffle items include: autographed pictures by the Patriots’ Vince Wilfork, autographed baseballs from Dustin Pedroia and Clay Buchholz, Red Sox tickets, Harvard athletic apparel, tennis lessons, and more. For more information.Harvard Runs for Boston FundraiserOn May 1, reserve a treadmill at the Hemenway Gynasium for a 26-minute run or walk, with a suggested donation of $1 per minute. Donations of any size will be accepted. All proceeds will go to One Fund Boston. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.One Fund BostonFor the many members of the Harvard community seeking to help the victims in the marathon tragedy and their families, consider donating to the fund established by Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.Harvard’s Employee Assistant Program offers aidAs a result of the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, many employees or their family and household members may be directly or indirectly affected. Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program is available for free, confidential assistance and consultation 24/7. The Wellness Corporation’s EAP therapists are equipped to handle any distress that people are experiencing even if it is unrelated to this event.last_img read more

Check Out These Swankified & Thrillifying #WickedDubs from Fans!

first_img Wicked Wicked celebrates its 12th anniversary on Broadway on October 30, and we asked you to join us in celebrating the only way we know how: lip-syncing to the score (with Krysta Rodriguez!). Watching your DubSmash videos—from “Popular” to “Defying Gravity” and beyond—was the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit. Here are a few of our favorites from fans! One of our best dubsmash moments. @broadwaycom @DaisyLap #WickedDubs pic.twitter.com/nzFbOrvN6r— Chloe (@ChloeBarr0w) October 22, 2015 View Commentscenter_img Related Shows from $95.00last_img

How to stop upward delegation at your credit union

first_img3 strategies to help employees take responsibility for decisions so you can get more done.by: Laurie J. Maddalena, MBA, CPCC, PHRDo you ever struggle with getting things done because you are frequently interrupted?One thing I hear from leaders when I teach a workshop on time management is that they can’t get anything done because of all the interruptions they encounter each day. Many of those interruptions come from their employees asking for guidance or direction. A manager in one of my recent workshops said, “I am constantly interrupted, and I can’t get any real work done!”Leadership can be challenging: managing a staff, meeting deadlines, dealing with emergencies, handling members and attending meetings. It can be hard to find time to do actual work on important projects or tasks. When I was a human resources executive, I often left the office at the end of the day feeling like I didn’t get any important work accomplished, even if I worked 10 hours. Then I learned a skill that changed everything.One of the biggest contributors to taking up a manager’s time is upward delegation. Upward delegating is when an employee brings a problem or issue to you to solve. Whether intentional or not, the employee is shifting the ownership of the problem to you, their manager. These are things your employee should know how to handle themselves. Perhaps they don’t have the level of skill yet and come to you for the answer, or they just don’t feel comfortable making a decision. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Credit union newbies versus the salty dogs

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Winn What do you get when you mix auto loan programs with a desire to help others? Well, approaches that make a difference, of course. So what do you get when … Web: credituniongeek.com Details Ever visit someplace from childhood and think, “wow, I remember it being bigger”? Go back a few times or ask your kids (who are there for the first time) and all seems normal. You’ve just experienced Shifting Baselines.Think of it as a change in the perception of normal. I’m not talking about how your impeccable teenage styles seem ridiculous now. Let’s be honest, flower headbands will always be cool (as will bow ties). This is about one person’s standard becoming another’s outlier.You may not be familiar with the term, and that’s ok. I’ve only seen it used when discussing environmental change. Even then, only in the oceans; fish size, abundance, and all. But you’re in luck! I happen to have a background in ocean policy and marine science. It’ll come back around to credit unions, I promise.Let’s paint a scenario so everyone can grasp Shifting Baselines. We have two fishermen: one, an old salty dog, another freshly joining the industry. The former sings shanties of days gone by, the latter just waits for their first day on the water. Here’s where the trouble begins:Our salty dog (lifelong fisherman) considers a “big fish” 150 lbs. and a “good” catch 1,000 lbs.The newbie (no prior experience in area) is excited to reel in a “big fish” weighing 50 lbs. and sails home with a “good” catch netting (forgive the pun) 400 lbs.Do you see the issue? What is great for one is ruin for the other. However, the new fisherman has no memory of the “better days” and instead considers their first day the norm. When our salty dog leaves the industry, their standard and memory goes with them. Moving forward, smaller fish and fewer of them is expected (without ever realizing the loss). Yet we know the past really was brighter. In fact, who’s to say our old fisherman wasn’t reminiscing over already diminished catches? Maybe their elders sang of even larger fish!Are you suffering from Shifting Baselines in your credit union? Take the opportunity to speak with your longest-serving staff, board members, and even members. Get their take on how the institution has evolved. Are the new normals for the better?Within the marine realm, Shifting Baselines almost always represent a loss. Does your credit union share the trend, or has the baseline improved? If I walked in to your branch, my standard would begin at that moment. If compared to a member from 50 years ago, would I be pleasantly surprised or disappointed?Do you have stories from your credit union’s “old salts”? Share them here or with me on Twitter at @JoeCUGeek.For more information on how Shifting Baselines applies to our oceans, visit Smithsonian Ocean Portal.last_img read more

Wake up to native birds chirping away at this family retreat

first_img2 Ridgewood Crt, Ferny Hills.Mr Bowerman said that either a family with three or four children would suit the property, or a multi-generational family. “This home could be perfect for older parents and their children and grandchildren all co-habit-ating under the one roof,” he said.“The home can be as separate as you want it to be.” 2 Ridgewood Crt, Ferny Hills.Renovations to the home over the years include completely painting the house, painting the deck, and putting ceramic tiles in the downstairs area.Mr Bowerman hopes the next family enjoys the back deck as much as he does.“It looks out to the totality of the property and there’s views of trees and the boundary borders the national park.“It’s a great lifestyle out here,” he said. 2 Ridgewood Crt, Ferny Hills. 2 Ridgewood Crt, Ferny Hills.The five-bedroom, three-bedroom home is nestled amid trees and is the perfect family retreat.A major highlight of the property is the lower level two-bedroom guest apartment that has a private “no-stairs” entry.Inside, the home has a large low maintenance floorplan with flowing open interiors and modern finishes throughout. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019There are three double bedrooms, including a guest bedroom with an ensuite.There are two further bedrooms, plus a separate office, designer Caesarstone kitchen and large alfresco decks for entertaining. 2 Ridgewood Crt, Ferny Hills.After three years at Ferny Hills, Michael Bowerman is making the trek back to Victoria for his son’s schooling.After that amount of time at 27-35 Ridgewood Crt, Mr Bowerman said he would no doubt miss the tranquillity and serenity of the home.“It’s such a peaceful place, there’s so many native birds,” said Mr Bowerman, who sells fish and works from home. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. last_img read more

Cadiz drug bust nets 5 suspects

first_imgThe suspects were caught after theyallegedly sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer around 11 p.m. on Nov.29, a police report showed. They were detained in the lock up cellof the Cadiz City police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN BACOLOD City – Five persons werearrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Daga, Cadiz City, NegrosOccidental. center_img Police identified them as Kim Villacarlos,21; John Christopher Revero, 18; Nino Bonganon Rebamonte, 21; John Wayne Tabale,20; and Jude Remeda, 30. last_img

Pardew breathes easy after survival

first_img He added: “I thought the first 10 minutes we were almost playing with a noose around our neck we were so tense and tight and it took a decision by the referee. I don’t really care if Arsenal win 4-0 [next weekend], If I’m honest, I’m sure Spurs will – but I only care that our fans enjoy themselves.” Pardew once again hit out at suggestions over the last month that his squad has been divided within the dressing room and was pleased with the spirit shown by his players. “The accusations have been so ridiculous,” he added. “You don’t get a draw at West Brom and West Ham and a win here if you’ve got rifts going on. Their penalty looked a bit dubious to me and I thought ours looked dubious but once that went in I thought we settled down on a difficult pitch and played quite well. “But we showed a real determination and resilience to get the job done, for not just this club but for the North East. It’s massive for North East football that we are a Premier League club so I’m absolutely delighted for our fans and players.” Harry Redknapp was unhappy with both goals conceded by his side after taking the lead and the QPR boss explained his decision to replace under-fire Bosingwa at the break. “They were horrendous goals, both of them,” he said. “I thought it was a poor penalty and once we conceded the penalty we conceded another bad goal. “It (crowd reaction to Bosingwa) was not going to help anyone. It was negative. He made a couple of errors but he didn’t mean to do it and I took him off because we needed the crowd to be with us. People pay their money, we all get grief at some stages but it has been a miserable season.” Manager Alan Pardew admitted he does not care if Newcastle lose their final game of the season next weekend after securing Barclays Premier League survival with a 2-1 win at relegated QPR. Press Associationcenter_img The Magpies arrived at Loftus Road with their top-flight status still in jeopardy and fell behind to a debatable Loic Remy penalty on 11 minutes. But they were ahead before half-time as QPR defender Jose Bosingwa twice handed them crucial goals, with Hatem Ben Arfa scoring from the penalty spot and Yoan Gouffran netting the winner. Newcastle had to hang on after goalkeeper Rob Elliot saw red for a second caution but the visitors got the points to ensure they will stay up, and Pardew said: “I’m very pleased. It was a very important game for this football club. Particularly this year with the extra finance of staying in the Premier League.” last_img read more