Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgStaco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Staco Insurance Plc (STACO.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStaco Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover non-life insurance for fire, general accident, motor vehicle, oil and gas, marine, aviation, bond and engineering. Other insurance products cover fidelity guarantees, professional indemnity, goods-in-transit, employer liability, burglary, public liability and group/personal accident as well as transportation insurance which includes motor, marine hull and cargo and aviation insurance. Fire and bond insurance products cover fire and special perils, homeowner/holder, all-risks, engineering and bond insurance. Customised insurance products cover motor insurance, personal protection and homeowners insurance. Staco Insurance Plc has business interests in Sierra Leone offering life and non-life insurance products to individuals and corporate customers. Formerly known as Standard Trust Assurance Plc, the company changed its name to Staco Insurance Plc in 2006. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Staco Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Qvillestaden Apartment Building / Bornstein Lyckefors

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs Sweden CopyAbout this officeBornstein LyckeforsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookBrämaregårdenSwedenPublished on December 24, 2020Cite: “Qvillestaden Apartment Building / Bornstein Lyckefors” 24 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?瑞典松木露台公寓Qvillestaden / Bornstein Lyckefors是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyApartments•Brämaregården, Sweden Photographs:  Åke E:son Lindman, Bosse LindDesign Team:Johan Olsson, Per Bornstein, Andreas Lyckefors, Jenny Andersson Höfvner, Petr Herman, Caroline Jokiniemi, Ainhoa Etxeberria, Karen Cubells, Viktor StansvikClient :PEABCity:BrämaregårdenCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanRecommended ProductsCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – KaleidosCarpetsLonghiRug – CloudsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The district of Kvillestaden in Gothenburg was for a long time a declining remnant of the now-closed shipyard industry along Hisingen’s docks. Today the district has a strong upward trend where old houses are mixed with expansive new developments. In this context, Bornstein Lyckefors has designed an apartment building on the lot of a former post office.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe design of the building draws inspiration and logic from the adjacent “Landshövdinge-houses”, the traditional and characteristic Gothenburg building type with a ground floor clad in brick, followed by two to three floors in wood. Today, most of the wooden facades have been replaced with sheet metal, and the facades on the block are therefore brick, with upper stories in corrugated zinc. By dividing the block into segments and giving each part one of three monochromatic color schemes, a connection was created to the traditional closed-block typology with its broken scale and mid-block property division. Each part was also given its own balcony railing, which with small differences in design further breaks down the scale and creates a variation in the urban landscape.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe courtyard stands in stark contrast to the street environment and can be likened to an oasis, far from the city’s noise. In principle, all surfaces; facades, entrance balconies, stairwells, and terraces are clad in heat-treated pine. Shared balconies accessed from the stairwells, a common terraced area, and other seating in the courtyard are situated to catch the sun in as many positions as possible. The entrance balconies that frame the courtyard are functioning as an outdoor room for each home. In this way, the residents have access to an extra balcony in addition to the one facing the street and the urban space.Save this picture!© Bosse LindThe apartment distribution ranges from studios to multi-storey apartments with associated roof terraces. The aim has been to create efficient plans with good lighting conditions and a rich social environment. The balconies and entrance balconies give the apartments two more “rooms”, which enlarges the experience of the apartments.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanProject gallerySee allShow lessNordic Office of Architecture, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP to Design “India’s Greenest…Architecture NewsSasaki Designs a New Future for 660-Acre Greenwood Park in Baton RougeArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Herkulesgatan 19, 417 01 Göteborg, SwedenLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953848/qvillestaden-apartment-building-bornstein-lyckefors Clipboard Year:  Area:  8453 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Qvillestaden Apartment Building / Bornstein Lyckefors Apartments Qvillestaden Apartment Building / Bornstein LyckeforsSave this projectSaveQvillestaden Apartment Building / Bornstein Lyckefors ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953848/qvillestaden-apartment-building-bornstein-lyckefors Clipboardlast_img read more

Nationally Renowned Author/Speaker to Speak at Westridge School – January 30

first_img Business News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Education Nationally Renowned Author/Speaker to Speak at Westridge School – January 30 Article and Photo by WESTRIDGE SCHOOL Published on Monday, January 28, 2013 | 5:55 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Nationally renowned author/speaker John Medina will present “Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School” to parents and members of the Westridge and independent school communities. This presentation will take the place of the regularly scheduled January Westridge Parent Association meeting on January 30th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for faculty and staff and from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Parent presentation at the Fran Norris Scoble Performing Arts Center, located at 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena.Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Brain Rules,” a provocative book that discusses the way school and work environments are designed. He is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.A Q&A will follow, so attendees may wish to read his best-selling book Brain Rules before attending the presentation. There is no cost for attending the event and parents are welcome to bring guests.For more information, visit www.westridge.org. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

2021 Rose Parade Marching Bands Announced on National Marching Band Day

first_img Subscribe More Cool Stuff The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has selected 21 of the marching bands that will participate in the 132nd Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” The announcement of the 2021 Marching Bands comes as we celebrate National Marching Band Day.The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States and around the world, including Italy, Japan, Panama, Sweden and Taiwan.Thousands of performers will enjoy the experience of a lifetime when they march down Colorado Blvd. on January 1, 2021, each with their own unique story.The bands selected are listed below, alphabetically.Bands are selected by volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses based on a variety of criteria including musicianship, marching ability and entertainment or special interest value. In addition to marching in the five-and-a-half-mile Rose Parade on New Year’sDay, bands also perform in one of three Bandfest events scheduled for December 29 and 30, 2020 at Pasadena City College. Two bands will be added to the line-up when the universities participating in the College Football Semifinal at the 107th Rose Bowl Game® are determined in December.Bands who would like to participate in the 2022 Rose Parade are encouraged to apply through an online application, available now on the Tournament of Roses website; https://tournamentofroses.com/events/apply/.About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and The Rose Parade presented by HondaThe Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members supply more than 80,000 hours of manpower, which will drive the success of 132nd Rose Parade, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.,” on Friday, January 1, 2021, followed by the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the 107th Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 13 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 2021 Rose Parade Marching Bands Announced on National Marching Band Day STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 2:34 pm Top of the News center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newslast_img read more

Fianna Fáil secures changes to Jobpath says Limerick TD

first_imgSpeech of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last night Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Facebook TAGSDailEmployment Affairs and Social ProtectionFianna FáilLeo VaradkarMinister DohertyWillie O’Dea Limerick Post Show | Latest Covid-19 Guidelines Twitter Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 NewsPoliticsFianna Fáil secures changes to Jobpath says Limerick TDBy Staff Reporter – April 23, 2018 1572 center_img Advertisement Willie O’Dea TDFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection Willie O’Dea TD has cautiously welcomed the changes announced today to Jobpath which Fianna Fáil has been actively campaigning for.The changes announced will facilitate access, from 1st June this year, to Community Employment (CE) and Tús schemes for long-term unemployed jobseekers that are engaging in JobPath.Commenting O’Dea said, “I recently announced that I was bringing forward a Bill, the Social Welfare (Community Employment) Bill 2018, to give a legal entitlement to a person taking part in the JobPath activation programme to opt out of Jobpath in order to take part in a Community Employment Scheme, a Tús Scheme or a Rural Social Scheme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I and my colleagues in Fianna Fáil have been inundated with complaints from people who felt that they were being unfairly coerced into Jobpath but would have preferred a place on a CE or Tús scheme which in many instances was more appropriate and suitable to their needs.“My colleagues and I raised this issue time and time again with Minister Doherty and her predecessor Leo Varadkar on the floor of the Dáil and by way of parliamentary questions. I am glad that Minister Doherty has finally seen sense and has gone some way towards making the changes that we were seeking. However, it is unfortunate that it took Minister Doherty so long to listen to not only our views but also the views of participants and those who supervise and manage CE and Tús schemes.“As a Party we are committed to championing these schemes and we will resist any attempts to downgrade or side-line them. Therefore, whilst we welcome today’s belated announcement, we will be keeping a close eye on these schemes to ensure that they remain at the heart of communities throughout the country.” TD O’Dea concluded.More about politics here. Print Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Email Linkedin Previous articleShannon Chamber members briefed on infrastructure developments and smart technologies introduced by ESB NetworksNext articleCARI pop up in Parkway Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApplast_img read more

Mary Hilyer: remembered for ‘true’ inner beauty

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder “She was a dear, dear friend. I’ve never known a better person and she was a person for all ages. In my mind, Mary was the same age that I am. She got along with everybody. She was such a gregarious person — so much fun and such a wonderful influence. I never heard anyone say anything but good things about Mary.”Hilyer was a teacher for the women’s Sunday school class, the Ann Love Class, at First United Methodist Church in Troy.“She was a inspiring teacher but she also led by example,” Murphree said. “She led a Christian life but she often said that she didn’t think that she was doing enough. She would say, ‘I just hope that I’ve done enough.’ And, I’m sure she did. So many people will miss her. It’s so hard to let go.”Hilyer was known for the inspiring and uplifting devotionals that she gave at the Ladies’ Luncheon at the Troy County Club and for the Troy Arts Council Auxiliary. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 8:00 pm Monday, August 9, 2010 Email the author By Jaine Treadwell “Mary was a fine, gentle, sweet woman and we all loved her,” said Sue Hudson. “God’s love came through in every devotional that she gave. There was no doubt about Mary’s faith.“It showed in all that she did. I don’t know of anything that could be said about her except something good. She will be missed, so missed.”Hilyer’s influence transcends the years.As an English teacher with the Troy City Schools and later with Troy (State) University, she touched many lives and her influence will continue to make a difference in the lives of those who were fortunate to be under her tutelage.Jerry and Betty Spann have known Hilyer since their college days and said that, even back then, she led by example, and what a strong example it was.“Mary was always such a pleasant lady and I do mean lady,” Jerry Spann said. “She never made a fuss about anything. Now, she would express herself but she did it in such a way that it was not disagreeable.”Spann said Hilyer was a very active member of First United Methodist Church and served on every committee possible.“She was always willing to do what needed to be done,” he said.“She would say, ‘I’ll be glad to do that.’ She will really be missed at church and in the community.”Hilyer was an avid reader and had a great interest in the arts and, as a member of the Troy Arts Council Auxiliary, was a strong supporter of the arts.Mary Gene Nieves said Mary Hilyer was a Christian woman who lived her life in such a Godly way that an entire community mourned her death.“She will long be remembered and missed by all who knew her,” Nieves said. “Mary was a fine Christian woman and a gracious, gentile Southern lady and she will be missed in so many ways,” said Lynne Stone who, like so many, admired and respected Hilyer. “I never heard anyone have anything to say about Mary that wasn’t uplifting. I don’t know of a better lady – or a better person.”The news of Hilyer’s death on Sunday threw a cloak of sadness over the Troy community.“Every time I hear Mary’s name I can’t help but cry,” said Susan Murphree. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Mary Hilyer: remembered for ‘true’ inner beauty Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip The third chapter of I Peter tells the story of Mary Hilyer’s life.She was submissive to the authority God placed in her life. She lived a lifestyle characterized by purity and holiness that was a testimony to others. Her true beauty came from within.To a friend, that’s the way they will remember Mary Hilyer. Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article You Might Like Saint Paul gala seeks to rebuild lives The theme of the Greater Saint Paul A.M.E. Church Gala Saturday night was “Pray, Love and Restore People.” And, according… read morelast_img read more

USS Thach Decommissioned

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Thach Decommissioned The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) was decommissioned after more than 29 years of naval service during a ceremony on board Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 1.The ship was named for Naval aviator Adm. John S. Thatch, the developer of the “Thach Weave” dogfighting tactic in World War II and former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe from 1965-1967. He died in 1981 and the ship was commissioned into service March 17, 1984.Several of the ship’s plankowners and dozens of former crew members, as well as many members of the Thach family, attended the ceremony alongside current crew members.“Congratulations to all the of current crew and the wardroom for the fine work and Thach’s success; I understand you just got back from deployment,” said retired Navy Capt. Dale H. Moore, Thach’s first commanding officer who served as guest speaker for the ceremony. “I must say, lookingto my memory and the pictures I have from 30 years ago, the ship today looks as sparkly and new as it did then.”Moore honored the plankowners that took part in the commissioning ceremony more than 29 years ago by having them stand and be recognized during the decommissioning ceremony. He also spoke about the technology aboard Thach nearly 30 years ago, including the limited number and use of computers at the time.“To all of you, fair winds and following seas,” said Moore. “To Thach, wherever you may be, may you also have fair winds and following seas.”During Thach’s final deployment earlier this year, the crew of 220 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen performed counter-illicit trafficking operations off the coasts of South and Central America. The ship disrupted shipments of more than 379 kilograms of cocaine and more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana totaling in excess of $10 million.“From conducting counter-narcotics operations to maintaining freedom on the high seas, the ship has been through a lot in its 29 years of extraordinary service to our country’s Navy,” said Cmdr. Hans E. Lynch, Thach’s commanding officer.Lynch said his tour as commanding officer has been very rewarding, especially during the ship’s final deployment conducting counter-narcotics operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility.“I am grateful for the crew’s dedication to the mission,” said Lynch. “It is an honor to be the decommissioning commanding officer of a wonderful ship.”Thach participated in a number of maritime security exercises and operations both independently and as part of carrier strike groups in U.S. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility during nearly three decades of service.Thach is the seventh U.S. Navy frigate to be decommissioned in CY-2013 following USS Underwood (FFG 36), USS Curts (FFG 38), USS Carr (FFG 52), USS Klakring (FFG 42), USS Reuben James (FFG 57) and USS Ford (FFG 54).[mappress]Press Release, November 04, 2013; Image: US Navy Industry news Share this articlecenter_img November 4, 2013 USS Thach Decommissionedlast_img read more

Update: US Navy confirms death of F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot

first_img August 2, 2019, by Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Update: US Navy confirms death of F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot View post tag: F/A-18E Super Hornet navaltoday The US Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the F/A-18E Super Hornet that went down in the early morning hours of July 31 died in the crash.The navy added the aircraft was on a routine training mission and that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation.The Super Hornet from the ‘Vigilantes’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, crashed approximately 40 miles north of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California.In accordance with Department of Defense policy, the identity of the pilot will be withheld until 24 hours following notification of next of kin.“The Navy mourns the loss of one of our own, and our hearts go out to the family and friends affected by this tragedy,” the service said in a statement. View post tag: US Navy Share this article Update: US Navy confirms death of F/A-18E Super Hornet pilotlast_img read more

My Career

first_imgLancing, West SussexHow did you get into the baking industry?I was expelled from school and don’t have any qualifications; I had three children and did voluntary work and had part-time jobs as a cleaner and worked in a nursery while I looked after them. People loved my chocolate brownies so much, that they said I should sell them, so I took the plunge and gave them out at the school gate. When I got lots of positive feedback, I took samples to a local tea shop. They placed an order and we became a business overnight!How has the business grown?I bought a bigger oven and was baking from 5am until 12 midnight as we grew capacity. Then my husband, Paul, was made redundant, which gave us the kick we needed to concentrate on the company. We wanted to expand and, luckily, our key worker from Sussex Enterprise put us in touch with a local baker who was struggling, and he kindly let us rent his bakery by the day and use the equipment. After he sadly went bankrupt, we took over the lease of the unit. Now we have 40-50 customers, mainly in Sussex and London, including Waitrose in Sussex and Budgens in London.What does your job involve?We start baking at 6am and, after we’ve finished making the brownies, I also do the packing, paperwork, and try and find ingredients at a better price. I also get involved in designing packaging, while Paul is good at selling, and we have a part-time worker who helps clean up.What motivates you?We give 10% of our profits to two charities for neglected and abused children, and being able to do that was actually the reason I decided to try and make money from the business.We don’t make a big thing of it, but there is a line on our packaging, informing customers. Winning the Sussex Food Producer of the Year award twice in three years has also been great recognition.What does the future hold?We’d like to take on someone to do a lot of the baking, so I could do a bit more of the creative stuff.We’re speaking to Virgin Atlantic and are hopeful that something will happen with them next year, while our website is being developed so we can do some e-commerce. It means we would be able to give more money to charity.last_img read more

Délifrance unveils £4m Viennoiserie expansion

first_imgBakery supplier Délifrance has completed a year-long £4m expansion of its Viennoiserie production facility in Wigston, near Leicester.The business also announced a number of promotions on its senior team, with operations & supply chain director Andrew Cole promoted to managing director (see below).The factory expansion, which doubles the facility’s capacity, comes as UK demand for Viennoiserie grows, driven by factors including increased interest in breakfast and convenient snacking products, said Cole.Speaking at the launch this week, he commented: “The investment by Délifrance in this site and previously tens of millions in its other UK site in Southall, London, re-enforces the confidence of our parent company in UK production.”Délifrance, part of European agricultural consortium Vivescia, was ambitious to double global presence and net sales, Cole said. The UK currently accounts for 23% of Délifrance’s global sales, with €150m turnover, and will play a significant part in growth plans, he said.Around 40% of UK sales are of Viennoiserie. Fresh pre-packed short-life Viennoiserie as a category is unique to the UK market, and not known in Europe or the rest of the world.In an evolving marketplace it was key to stay ahead of customer demand, providing added value at the right cost, Cole commented. What is an aspirational and top-tier product today, will soon become mass-market.The new expanded Viennoiserie site at Wigston includes a finishing room, with innovative new machinery to inject fillings into fresh products and to top them.This will allow Délifrance to offer seasonal specials, such as mincemeat-filled croissants, or croissants with liquid savoury fillings. Techniques are being developed, and the facility is set to come online early next year. Délifrance ranges also now include products such as vegan croissants.Délifrance’s Viennoiserie facility at Wigston first opened in 2008, and is next door to a Délifrance frozen bread production plant.Délifrance promotes directorsAndrew Cole, formerly operations & supply chain director at Délifrance UK, has been appointed MD of the company.Cole, who has a background in engineering, joined Délifrance from Mars Drinks in 2017.He will replace Ian Dobbie, who has been promoted to vice president of sales, marketing & innovation for Délifrance Group.In his role as MD, Cole will retain overall responsibility for operations and supply, while stepping up as the head of UK activity.Stephanie Brillouet, formerly marketing director for Délifrance UK, becomes marketing director for Northern Europe and North America.last_img read more