STORY: BAKO Group Ltd appoints new chairperson

David Yates has been elected Chairperson of Preston-headquartered bakery products distributor BAKO Group Ltd after previous chair Joe Hall stepped down from the role at the end of his tenure in May 2021.

Taking over as Chairperson from 1st June 2021, Mr Yates has served on the board since January 2018 and as Deputy Chairperson since December 2019.

Outgoing Chairperson Joe Hall said: “After eight fantastic years it is time to move on for me personally and I couldn’t be happier to be passing the baton over to David. As a baker for over 30 years, he has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities our members face, and I can’t think of anyone better positioned to take BAKO forwards in support of our customers across the UK.”

BAKO Group Ltd Chairperson David Yates said: “The coming years present many challenges but also many reasons for huge optimism for the bakery industry. As the world and the industry recovers from the impact of Covid-19, I am really excited and honoured to have been elected as Chairperson of BAKO and look forward to a bright future of innovation, diversification and positive change for the benefit of our members, partners, customers and colleagues across the baking industry.”

BAKO Group Ltd full list of divisions includes BAKO Ltd, 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.

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