Essex-based cake and dessert manufacturer Raven Patisserie has moved to a new purpose-built production site in Witham.The new premises have been designed to accommodate its “ambitious sales targets for its patisserie and bakery products”, according to the firm. Operations director Daren McGrath said the business plans to achieve the growth through “new markets from within the group, and new business from a widening geographical area”.A subsidiary brand of Wilkin & Sons Limited, Raven Patisserie, previously located in Braintree, has grown steadily over the last couple of years. Wilkin & Sons, known for manufacturing Tiptree fruit conserves, acquired cakes tray-bake and bar manufacturer Passionately Cakes in 2003. Passionately then joined forces with Raven Catering, to form Raven Patisserie in 2005.“Raven has grown from strength to strength. We out-grew our premises in Braintree within two and a half years,” said McGrath. “This site in Witham is over 17,000 square feet and is large enough to handle the next phase of our growth.”The company, which currently employs 23 staff, supplies individually wrapped cakes, ambient bars and slices, luxury round cakes, and tray bakes to a number of tea rooms and restaurants across the UK. Passionately Cakes is now the brand name for the company’s counterline ‘grab and go’ bars.
Letterkenny Chamber recently met with Irish Water on a number of issues including water infrastructure development.Irish Water representatives, both national and local, met with the Chamber to outline the work they have achieved and planned in the area.Following the briefing, Chamber President Leonard Watson said, “the briefing enabled the Chamber to learn about the plans Irish Water has to improve and future proof the water and sewerage infrastructure. This was a timely meeting in terms of the extent of work that is planned for the wider Letterkenny area. We were pleased to open the lines of communication on a very direct basis with Irish Water.Those present listened to and addressed our issues and concerns and we feel they have taken these on board and will take them into consideration when work is being planned and carried out.” “We understand that Continued improvement to our water infrastructure is crucial in the coming years as we plan for growth in population and business.“The briefing offered us the opportunity to learn about the work currently being undertaken and about plans for the future. They will be keeping in direct contact with the Chamber as works progress allowing our members to be prepared in a timely fashion. ”Echoing this sentiment Darragh Murphy Irish Water Business Communications manager said,“This is a fantastic opportunity to update the Chamber on the investment in water services at a national and local level. It’s also an opportunity to connect with businesses to inform them of improvements to service and supply and the proposed regulatory changes in the sector.” Letterkenny Chamber meets with Irish Water on water infrastructure development was last modified: December 14th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)