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Welsh Hills wins export award

first_imgFamily-run operation Welsh Hills Bakery triumphed at the South and Mid Wales Chambers Welsh Business Awards in the Success in Overseas Trade category and went on to be named overall winner on the night.The Hirwaun-based business, which supplies gluten-, dairy- and wheat-free cakes and biscuits to countries including Australia and the Middle East, triumphed in the Success through Overseas Trade category for the second year running, before being named overall winner at the ceremony last week (23 February).The 60-year-old bakery was started in 1956 by Aberdare baker Ernest Rule and his wife Ruby. It is now run by the third generation of the same family, employs 82 staff and produces over 80 product lines.Last year the business sold around £5m-worth of products, 20% of which were exports. The first company to supply two major UK supermarket chains (Sainsbury’s and Tesco) with their own brand of gluten-free products, it has since added others to the portfolio including Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons and Holland & Barrett.“Last year, at these awards, we were privileged to win the Success through Overseas Trade Welsh Business Award,” said Julian Cruttenden, commercial head of Welsh Hills Bakery. “To win it twice is overwhelming. The acknowledgement that we were doing a great job encouraged us to focus our efforts even more on the export sector.“In 2016, 20% of our sales were in exports. We are currently in talks with Japan and Dubai and planning to increase that figure by a further 50% in the next 12 months. All this and we are about to appear in a Morrisons advert. This support and validation means the world to us.”last_img read more

Coaches Association Withdraws Rangers GM Chukwu As NFF Technical Committee Representative

first_imgRelated The Nigeria Football Coaches Association (NFCA) has recommended that the general manager of league champions Enugu Rangers, Christian Chukwu, is withdrawn as their representative on the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).This was contained in a statement released after the emergency meeting of the body’s executive committee in Abuja earlier this week.The statement further pointed out that Christian Chukwu breached article 4:6 of the association’s statute after he failed to protect coach Imama Amapakabo from the injustice and unfair treatment meted out to him at Rangers.Article 4:6 states that – “To advice guide and protect all football coaches of the ‘FEDERATION’ from injustice and unfair treatment arising from their employment and services arising from directly or indirectly from their performance of their duties as coaches within any organised football entity whatsoever.”As a result of this breach, the executive committee therefore recommended his withdrawal pending his appearance before the body’s investigation and disciplinary committee.last_img read more