BAKO recruits new technical baker

Bako North Western Group has appointed Claire Powell as technical baker. The move will allow the group to “develop new and innovative products for the Bako Select range” at the company’s state-of-the-art development bakery in Preston.

Bringing over 27 years’ experience in the baking industry, including 20 years as applications baker for Scottish food service company Macphie, Powell says she is “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.”

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.

She added: “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.