Vodafone employees in the UK raised over £1 million last year

first_imgVodafone employees in the UK raised over £1 million last year The Vodafone UK Foundation reports that Vodafone employees in the UK raised over £1 million for charitable organisations over the last financial year more than doubling the previous year’s total.Donations by employees to a large number of voluntary organisations across the UK received matched funding by The Vodafone UK Foundation as part of Vodafone UK’s employee ‘Getting Involved’ programme. The in-house programme, launched in December 2002 offers financial support for staff fundraising. It also actively promotes payroll giving and volunteering opportunities for employees so they can give their time and skills to support Foundation funded projects.Between April 2003 and April 2004, The Vodafone UK Foundation was asked by employees to support 530 separate fundraising events and activities in aid of 300 different charity and community groups. Advertisement Tagged with: Events Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 31 May 2004 | News From April 2002 to April 2003 £528,390 was given by Vodafone employees and The Vodafone UK Foundation.The Vodafone UK Foundation is a registered charity, partly funded by the Vodafone Group Foundation and from donations from Vodafone UK Limited. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Biffaward reaches £80 million mark

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In less than nine years Biffaward has awarded £80 million to more than 1,000 environmental and community projects across the whole of the UK. Biffaward is a multi-million pound environment fund managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, which utilises landfill tax credits donated by Biffa Waste Services.Biffaward funding has enabled the creation and upgrading of numerous new children’s play areas, green spaces, community halls, public buildings and visitor centres. Funding has, in the past, also supported a whole range of waste and research programmes and is now supporting vital biodiversity enhancements work across the country. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 20 July 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Biffaward reaches £80 million marklast_img read more

10 events raising funds for good causes

first_imgLondon to Brighton Bike RideOn Sunday 16 June, almost 15,000 cyclists took part in BHF’s flagship cycling event, the London to Brighton Bike ride and raised £2 million. The 44th annual event and 54 mile route took participants through the south of the capital, down into the beautiful countryside of Surrey and Sussex, up to the views of Burgess Hill summit and then down to Brighton’s seafront.  197 total views,  2 views today From Tommy’s Splashathon to the BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride, and the new Tesco Dance Beats, here is a selection of recent or soon to be fundraising events taking place around the country.  [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=43&v=MKZE0D7jKRs[/youtube]Parkinson’s UK Garden GatheringParkinson’s UK is asking people to have a summer Garden Gathering to raise funds for the charity. Suggestions include Tea and cake or cocktails and a BBQ, and everyone who signs up receives a free fundraising pack full of ideas and branded materials. What a day! Our incredible riders have battled the Beacon, braved the rain, and smashed 54 miles! Well done to everyone who took on #LondonToBrighton 2019! pic.twitter.com/r1yZvW78ON— BHF (@TheBHF) June 16, 2019 Tagged with: fundraising events [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSRUvrtmZMQ[/youtube]Tesco Dance BeatsTesco has launched Dance Beats, a new fundraising campaign, to support its health charity partners – Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Dance Beats will run throughout June and July, culminating in three days of dance marathon fundraising events in thousands of Tesco stores across the country on the 18, 19 and 20 July. These events will coincide with an ambitious Guinness World Record attempt at Wembley stadium on the 19 and 20 July where thousands of Tesco colleagues and members of the public will come together to complete a 30-hour dance marathon relay.  198 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Shrewsbury Half MarathonThe organisers of Shrewsbury Half Marathon have launched a new National Charity Partner Package for the event on Sunday 6 October 2019. The National Charity Partner Package gives charities the chance to buy blocks of 10 places for this much-loved race that takes runners through Shrewsbury’s historic centre and out into the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Alongside their race places, each charity will receive a dedicated 3x3m space in the race village plus their logo and url on the event website. Any charity interested in the National Charity Partner Package for On Shrewsbury Half Marathon should email [email protected] The cost is £35 per place and 10 charity places must be booked at a time. Tommy’s SplashathonTommy’s Splashathon takes place on 24 June, in partnership with parent and child group Water Babies. It will be bigger than ever in 2019, with the aim of raising more than £1 million. Blue State Digital has created the campaign, which includes more digital and socially focused activity than in previous years. The campaign uses characters from Peppa Pig to appeal to children and their parents, while a ‘Little Splasher’ quiz will invite parents to complete questions to find out which swimming style their little one adopts. A Facebook messenger bot will allow audiences taking part to ask questions relating to the quiz in advance of the event. 10 events raising funds for good causescenter_img Melanie May | 24 June 2019 | News Thinking of Oscar’s #TOO500Thinking of Oscar #TOO500 cyclists have completed their gruelling 500-mile cycle, visiting six top UK children’s hospitals in five days and raising funds to invest in projects and innovations within child health with the potential to benefit children nationally and act as a catalyst for positive change in child healthcare. More than 60 cyclists took part, with some doing the whole event and others completing certain legs of the journey. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Flight Centre Schools TriathlonThe most successful Flight Centre Schools Triathlon series to date has finished after a grand final event at Marlborough College. The 2019 Flight Centre Schools Triathlon took place over three weekends in April and May. 3,330 children took part in 2019 bringing the total number of participants in the last four years to more that 9,000. £1 million has now been raised since the event started four years ago with this year seeing a record breaking £400,000 fundraised for the organising charity Restless Development, and many local school charities. Macmillan Charity RacedayMacmillan Charity Raceday took place at York Racecourse on 15 June, raising more than £640,000 for the charity. Graham and Jason Paver from The Pavers Foundation presented the winner of the Pavers Foundation Catherine Memorial Sprint, Recon Mission, with the trophy. The Pavers Foundation sponsor the event as a tribute to Catherine Paver, who founded Pavers Shoes in 1971 and had a keen passion for racing. GSK and Save the Children40 GSK employees from 25 countries recently raised over £270,000 for Save the Children by trekking the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia. Trek for Kids, a joint initiative from the GSK and Save the Children partnership, challenged participants to raise £4,550 each (which GSK would then match), a target mirroring the height in meters of the summit of Ras Dashen. The funds raised will support partnership programme work by Save the Children, including a major vaccination programme in Ethiopia. The GSK employees, some of whom had never undertaken a physical challenge like this before, exceeded their joint target of £182,000 by also organising a range of fundraising activities. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=33&v=cHnm87O2G6Q[/youtube]GOSH Jurassic Coast Challenge As part of its Ultra Challenges series, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity challenged people to walk the Jurassic Coast in June. Over the 8 and 9 June, people could choose from three distances, 100km, 50km or 25km, with the full 100km challenge starting at Poole Harbour and ending at Bridport. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Large water main bursts in Limerick City

first_imgLimerick Council told to move Childers Road cycle path TAGSChilders RoadfloodKillmallock RoadLimerick city council LIMERICK City Council says that water supplies have been restored to most areas of the city after a large water main burst this morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The incident occurred at the Kilmallock Road Roundabout on the Childers Road at 5.30am.Council engineers have since redistributed water from other parts of the city to affected customers. Repair work to the damaged large water main will continue throughout the day.The Council said the burst water main resulted in some flooding at the Kilmallock Roundabout. No property was affected by this flooding incident. The floodwaters receded after the main supply was switched off. The affected section of road reopened to traffic at 8.30am and traffic is once again moving smoothly through the area. Bon Secours Great Limerick Run launched by Metropolitan Mayor Advertisement Previous articlePrison redevelopment tenders soughtNext articleLimerick’s young sports stars Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Beyond the neon runes WhatsApp Email Facebookcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Print Spacewoman Norah is over the moon to lead Limerick parade NewsLocal NewsLarge water main bursts in Limerick CityBy Staff Reporter – August 26, 2013 703 Children’s hospital overrun raises doubts over Clonlara flood works RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bus transfers in operation between Limerick and Ennis due to floodinglast_img read more

The Challenges of Residential Instability

first_img David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Challenges of Residential Instability Homelessness is a critical issue facing the nation, but a new report examines the challenges of “housing instability,” and how communities can intervene to deal with the problem before it reaches the point of homelessness.That’s the topic of the Urban Institute report “Family Residential Instability: What Can States and Localities Do?” authored by Brett Theodos and Sara McTarnaghan of the Urban Institute and Claudia Coulton of Case Western Reserve University. The report is compiled from a roundtable meeting convened by the Urban Institute and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, drawing upon the insights of “more than 40 practitioners, advocates, public officials, researchers, and funders” who “shared practical insights about successful strategies and pitfalls of policy and program solutions to address family residential instability.”As the report points out, there are many problems faced by families who may not yet be homeless, but who are suffering from residential instability. Moreover, the reasons behind this residential instability can vary significantly depending on both the individual and the region where they are located, among other factors. The report first focuses on a factor related to residential instability—residential mobility. Moving isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but the report defines residential instability as “when the frequency of residential mobility in a household or individual is high or occurs over short intervals.” Residential instability can also be a sign of housing insecurity, “which refers to households that have difficulty remaining adequately housed because of problems affording or maintaining their housing.” The report continues to say that “Mobile households frequently have periods of homelessness, including living on the streets, in shelters, or doubled-up temporarily.”The Urban Institute report found five primary contributors to residential instability: neighborhood dynamics, housing unit conditions, household characteristics, metropolitan area and housing market dynamics, and cross-cutting systems (such as “the availability of housing assistance and other social safety net supports, the criminal justice system, and labor markets”).The report explains that those affected by residential instability are often forced by circumstance to accept whatever housing they can find, and “they often end up in worse housing conditions and drained of financial resources.” Low-income families, in particular, are often forced to move frequently and have less control over where they wind up, which can affect both the parents and children within a family.So, how can communities help address the problem of housing instability? One key factor is working to improve housing supply and availability—no easy feat, given how many markets are currently struggling with housing inventory shortages. “States and localities can work toward these aims by supporting landlords, creating sufficiently strong landlord-tenant laws, and enforcing housing codes,” states the report. The Urban report also recommends communities make use of federal resources, focus resources on the segments of the housing supply most in need of resupply, and work to preserve and subsidize existing affordable housing.The report also highlights the importance of examining both landlord-tenant laws and the enforcement of housing codes. “Rather than simply enforcing housing codes in ways that cause greater displacement, more proactive engagement of code enforcers in low-income neighborhoods is needed,” the report states. “Smarter, more effective code enforcement will rely on both carrot and stick approaches to address housing quality and conditions. Smarter code enforcement will hold people accountable and provide low-cost financial loans or grants for landlords who lack the resources make needed improvements. This may be in exchange for limiting the rent increases which can result from upgraded properties.”To read the full Urban Institute report on residential instability, click here. housing instability residential instability Urban Institute 2018-05-22 David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago May 22, 2018 2,303 Views Tagged with: housing instability residential instability Urban Institute in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage and LGBT Leaders Collaborate for Diversity in Miami Next: Industry Sounds Off on Dodd-Frank Reform Bill Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Home / Daily Dose / The Challenges of Residential Instability The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Fianna Fail ministers told to avoid ‘posh hotels’

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Fianna Fail ministers told to avoid ‘posh hotels’ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – November 14, 2010 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Newsx Adverts Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img According to today’s Sunday Independent, politicians gathering in Donegal for the by-election have been told not to stay in “posh” hotels.In spite of the party’s current low standing in the polls, confidence is growing within Fianna Fail that it may pull off a shock victory. Morale was fired up by a ‘call to arms’ speech to TDs and senators from the director of elections, Eamon O Cuiv.He told them that Fianna Fail would be campaigning in “the old-fashioned way” and warned that they should not stay in posh hotels in case the media heard about it.Instead, they were told that accommodation would be available for them in the houses of loyal party supporters. Previous articleWhale found at Mullaghderg to be examined this afternoonNext articleMallaghderg whale part of Rutland pod – IWDG News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

UK performance and orders trail in first quarter

first_imgBusiness optimism and company performance both slumped during the firstquarter of 2003, with British firms’ profits and order books also falling. The findings are revealed in the latest Institute of Directors’ (IOD)Business Opinion Survey, based on input from 500 leading company directors. Employment and output growth were also considerably weaker with the fall-offin business activity that started in the middle of 2002 accelerating rapidly. According to the poll, the balance of companies that were more positiveabout business prospects has crashed to minus 6 per cent, compared to 15 percent in December and 40 per cent 12 months ago. The balance of companies performing well, minus those doing badly, was just53 per cent -a fall of 7 per cent from December 2002 and 27 per cent from June2001. Ruth Lea, head of the policy unit at the IOD, said the figures were muchworse than expected with all the major indicators deteriorating. “Thesurvey was conducted during the early stages of the war with Iraq so it isdifficult to judge how this affected sentiment,” she said. “The results are so bad that they do not suggest a rapid return tostrong growth – there are simply too many negative managers.” Average pay settlements were around 3.2 per cent compared to 4.3 per cent inDecember, while price pressures continued with directors complaining ofexcessive bureaucracy. “The US economy is seriously unbalanced but will recover through sheerdrive. In the UK, however, the Government persists in hampering business withmore taxes and red tape,” added Lea. www.iod.com UK performance and orders trail in first quarterOn 22 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Preparations for ‘Unmanned Warrior’ underway

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Preparations for ‘Unmanned Warrior’ underway Preparations for ‘Unmanned Warrior’ underway Share this article May 8, 2016 View post tag: Unmanned Warriorcenter_img View post tag: Royal Navy The Royal Navy has hosted a number of organizations working on unmanned maritime systems for the main planning conference for October’s Unmanned Warrior.The demonstration of unmanned systems overlaid onto the twice-yearly multinational Joint Warrior exercise staged off western Scotland will allow the Royal Navy to see first-hand how some of the systems and sensors could integrate into current and future operations.Fleet Robotics Officer Commander Peter Pipkin said: “We have made great progress, Unmanned Warrior is well set and it is going to blaze a path for others to follow.”According to the Royal Navy, Unmanned Warrior will see more than 50 vehicles, sensors and systems operating in a number of themed activities in the MOD exercise areas based around Scotland.Commander Pipkin added: “Unmanned Warrior is about seeking innovative ways to operate on the leading edge of technology; it’s not about removing humans from the decision chain or replacing every bit of our current capabilities with unmanned systems.Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, said: “The growing scale of Unmanned Warrior is a clear demonstration of the Royal Navy’s ambition to lead and win through technological innovation.“Unmanned maritime systems will change how we operate, but they’re just the start. Our pursuit of new technologies and ideas – from big data to 3D-printing – will ensure we remain one of the most capable and successful navies in the world.” Authoritieslast_img read more

Humane Society of Ocean City Benefit With Band Strikes Right Cord to Help Animals

first_imgRoscoe and other animals at the Humane Society of Ocean City will be receiving the rewards of generous people who attended a fundraiser Saturday called Grateful Pets. Animal lovers filled the Somers Point Firehouse for food, entertainment and to support the shelter. By Maddy VitaleRoscoe, an Italian mastiff, looked menacing, peering from the bars of a pen at the Humane Society of Ocean City. His baritone bark matched his hulking, 145-pound frame. But when the gate opened, and the skilled dog trainer George Mueller led him out, the nearly 6-year-old dog was a bit puppyish, sniffing a stranger, welcoming pats, and attempting leaps at treats.Despite double hip dysplasia and a neurological condition, Roscoe seems to be content.“People say, ‘Oh, that is sad. This dog lives here for four years.’ But for Roscoe, he thinks this is what it is all about,” Director of Shelter Operations Angela Coyle explained. “He is very happy. A volunteer comes to walk him a few times a week. He has an orthopedic bed. He has everything here to give him as comfortable a life as he could have.”Making sure Roscoe and other special needs animals will continue to lead a happy life at the shelter, the HSOC held a fundraiser Saturday night to help pay for their care. In Roscoe’s case, for instance, he receives medications, supplements and special dog food at a total cost of about $200 a month. It would be difficult, if not impossible for the Humane Society to provide for his care without money raised from fundraisers such as the one Saturday night.Couple Susan Stanisz and Frank Tomasulo, of Ocean County, check out some T-shirts at the benefit. The animal lovers who have cats and a bird say they really believe in the cause.At the fundraiser, animal lovers joined at the Somers Point Fire Hall for “Grateful Pets,” a benefit featuring the Grateful Dead tribute band Dead Reckoning. There was an assortment of food, including vegetarian dishes, tables of deserts and raffles. The proceeds of the $25 ticket sales went to helping with Roscoe’s continued care as well as the other special needs animals at the shelter. The shelter raised $2,500 last year and the same the year prior. By 8 p.m. Saturday, Phil Bellucci, shelter operations manager, said they had exceeded that figure. “We have had an absolutely awesome turnout.” Bellucci said. “We really care about the animals. It is a super rewarding thing. This event is what it is all about.”Bellucci commented about the band performing free of charge. “They could be making money somewhere else on a Saturday night, but they do it because they care.”Dana Carroll, bass player for Dead Reckoning said she loves playing the HSOC benefit.“I love animals. I have five cats, so I really am happy to be here,” Carroll said.Charlie Wigo, guitar, percussion, vocals, has known Bellucci for a long time.“He needed help, so I said I’d be there for him,” Wigo said. “I’m happy to be a part of putting this together.”From left, Ocean City business owner Willie Fannon with the HSUS mascot and Phil Bellucci, operations manager of the Humane Society of Ocean City, enjoy the fundraiser.Willie Fannon, owner of OC Paddleboard, said he is all about getting the community together for a good time and a good cause.“They do an amazing job,” Fannon said. “They do it right with just the right mix of fun.”He mentioned that he would like to possibly partner with HSOC for a future fundraiser.Courtney Venzie, assistant shelter manager in charge of the cats, said prior to the benefit, that it is so important for the shelter animals. There are about 100 cats at the shelter. Some of the felines have thyroid conditions or other medical needs including special diets. The HSOC has all shapes, sizes and colors of cats who need loving homes.She also people should consider adopting cats, like dogs, they really need forever homes too.“It is the same with all shelters. It is harder to adopt out the cats,” Venzie said. Mueller who is an assistant shelter manager as well as dog trainer at HSOC said, “This has been important for the shelter. Every year it seems to get bigger and bigger. It’s a really fun event.”Kazoo is a special guy, shelter staff say.Roscoe and the other animals weren’t there, but everyone at the fundraiser was thinking about them back at the shelter. Rosoe’s beginnings were far from comfortable. He was rescued from horrible conditions in 2012, Coyle said. A dog trainer found out he was being kept in someone’s garage, either to be used as a fighting dog or bait. The trainer rescued the dog and placed him in a home. Unfortunately, the home was not suitable. He ended up living in the busy couple’s basement. By the time Roscoe arrived at the shelter in 2013, he started exhibiting signs of health problems.Coyle said initially the staff attempted adopting him out, but quickly learned, he was in the best care there.“He suffers from early-onset arthritis. If he takes a tumble, we can have him X-rayed immediately,” Coyle said.And like other special needs animals, anyone who adopted him must be willing to make a financial commitment.So, Roscoe has become the mascot and is not up for adoption. And shelter staff say that is what is meant to be.“Being a mastiff, he is already a natural guard dog,” Coyle said.  “We are his people now.”For more information about the shelter visit www.hsocnj.org. To check out Dead Reckoning go to www.deadreckoningnj.com.Roscoe takes walks with shelter volunteer Gene Farrell, of Ocean City, who stops by a few times a week to see his buddy.last_img read more

Bread back in focus as Bakemark restructures

first_imgBakeMark UK emphasised its commitment to bread ingredients this week as it announced a restructure, following a six-month strategic review.The ingredients company will now focus on five core product areas – bread ingredients, cookies, cake mixes, value-added doughnuts and soft icings, MD Marco Bertacca told British Baker. Other divisions of Dutch parent CSM will produce lines for the UK market, he added. Mr Bertacca started the strategic review after joining BakeMark UK in April last year. “When I arrived, BakeMark UK was trying to do a bit of everything,” he said. “I started looking for opportunities where we could be number one. Our financial performance was unsatisfactory last year. Profitable growth and cost reduction are both elements of my vision.”The shake-up sees the creation of a bread focus division, directed by Derek Kemp, as the company bids to re-establish its position as number one in this market. Mr Bertacca said: “Our heritage is in bread but we lost track of it. We have listened to what our customers want, and have reinforced that we want to be famous for bread.”In the restructure, BakeMark UK is introducing a dedicated customer service department and integrating operations, including order capture, logistics support and scheduling, to increase coordination and efficiency. It will have three functional directors instead of four: John Lindsay, sales and innovations director; Andy Clifford, business support director; and Fabrice Barreau, supply chain director. The shake-up is set to cause 74 redundancies, subject to a 30-day consultation process with trade unions, which started on Monday. BakeMark UK plans to take out layers of management and stop UK development activity in some areas. The company’s five trade brands – Arkady, Craigmillar, Caravan Brill, Bon Vivant and Readi-Bake – will remain unchanged.last_img read more