Joanne Elsdon – Director of NPD

Posted on July 26, 2018

BBF is pleased to announce that Joanne Elsdon has been appointed as Director of NPD across all sites in the BBF group.

Joanne has over 20 years product development experience in the food industry across food retail and manufacturing businesses, within both branded and private label products. Her experience includes roles within Coop, Morrisons, Asda, 2 Sisters, Greencore and Cadbury Trebor Bassett.

picture of Joanne Elsdon

Most Improved Supplier 2018

Posted on June 28, 2018

BBF is proud to accept the award for Most Improved Supplier from Asda at their very first Own Brand Conference which took place in June 2018.

The award was presented to BBF for their improved ways of working and the tight management of critical paths including hitting all timelines and milestones and, on occasion, even completing them early.

BBF is very proud of Reece Hunt, one of our NPD Technologists, who recently took part in the UK & IE Junior Chocolate Masters 2018 competition and made it through to the final four, due to his hard work, passion and dedication. In the final, Reece had to produce the following pieces, all relating to the sea.

• Showpiece – To demonstrate below and above the sea surface. The lower half consisted of a rocky base with some elements of flat coral and a coral coloured anemone. The top half is of a stingray breaching out of a wave. The brief was to not colour more than 50% of the showpiece.

• Dessert – This involved elements of chocolate seaweed and a foam to resemble the breaking of a wave and coral. The challenge of the dessert was that it had to be suitable for vegans and was to contain no nuts.

• Snacking Bar – The key design here was a clownfish effect.

UK & IE Junior Chocolate Masters 2018 competition finalist - Reece Hunt

BBF are pleased to welcome Franco Fraone who will be joining our team on Tuesday 8th May 2018 as Head of Procurement across all sites in the BBF Group.

Franco joins us from Nomad Foods, bringing with him a wealth of procurement knowledge and experience and has a proven track record of delivering successful purchasing strategies.

BBF are pleased to welcome Fred Korfage who will be joining our team from Tuesday 3rd April 2018 as Director of Sales for Europe.

Fred brings with him a wealth of experience dealing with European retailers, particularly in Germany and has an in-depth knowledge of the European Retail market. He has worked for a number of multi-national companies including Continental Bakeries, Lotus Bakeries and Sulá.

Image of Fred new Director of Sales for Europe.