New managing director at Bakels

Bakery ingredients manufacturer British Bakels has appointed Hayley Calthorpe as managing director.

The appointment comes as part of a planned succession for the former MD Paul Morrow; who sits on the executive board of directors for the Bakels Group, who has now taken the role of chairman of British Bakels.

With more than 22 years’ experience across several sectors within the food manufacturing industry, Calthorpe has held many senior roles with both blue chip and private limited companies and takes responsibility for the leadership and development of the British Bakels business.

“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead a strong, diverse team of passionate people and build on the success Bakels has achieved," she comments.

News of the appointment follows the opening of Bakels’ new distribution centre, a large purpose-built facility, with a 10,000-pallet capacity.

The increased capacity provides a secure foundation for future growth of the business.