Congratulations to Munaf Yusuf, BBF CFO, on winning Northern Finance Director of the Year 2018 – Turn Around at this year’s Northern Finance Directors Awards 2018 held on the 2nd October at Leeds Town Hall.

The Northern Finance Director Awards are all about recognising and celebrating the exceptional talent of Finance Directors and their teams across the North of England.

image of Munaf Yusuf - NFDAwards 2018 winner

BBF Coffee Morning

Posted on October 4, 2018

A big thank you and well done to all of those involved with the various activities that have taken place across BBF in support of Macmillan and East Lancashire Hospice.

A fantastic amount of effort went into the Bake Off by all contestants and bakers who just baked for fun (not for the competition), the day wouldn’t have been the same without everyone’s efforts, so again thank you to all!

Across the total business, we raised in excess of £2,000 which is a huge achievement.

Have a look at the attached link to see some of the support across the North West for MacMillan including ourselves.
Macmillan North West Facebook videos

Well done everyone.

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