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 over 22 years’ experience across several sectors within the food manufacturing industry, Hayley 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. Hayley will play a key role in building on Bakels’ strong reputation within the bakery market.

Hayley comments: “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 in being the leading supplier in the UK’s bakery ingredients market; all accomplished by providing industry-leading ingredients, backed up with first class technical support for our customers.”

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.