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Date: 12/09/2017
Bako NW take on Tough Mudder
Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit....

Date: 06/09/2017
Tameside College workshop – 31 August 2017
On Thursday 31st August, BAKO NW held its first, ‘hands-on and off-site’ customer workshop at Tameside College in Ashton-under-Lyne....

Date: 30/08/2017
BAKO North Western Group to tackle Tough Mudder Obstacle Course
The BAKO North Western Group are proud to be entering a team in to the Tough Mudder event on Saturday 9th September....

Date: 16/08/2017
Our Visit to Royal Preston Hospital
Our Charity Committee recently took a visit to Royal Preston Hospital to find out about some of the work Macmillan are doing in our local area and to discover how our fundraising will make a difference....

Date: 24/05/2017
Helping Manchester
On Monday 22nd May, the Manchester Arena was the target of a terror attack...

Date: 05/04/2017
We hosted our first customer workshop of 2017 in our BAKORY facility
On the 1st of March, BAKO Select, Zeelandia, Renshaw, Dawn and Bakels, all brought a little sunshine to an otherwise gloomy day with ideas and products based on our Spring & Summer themed event....

Date: 05/04/2017
Feeding bellies, not bins
Food waste is huge problem in the UK with 1/3 of all wasted food still being fit for human consumption...

Date: 05/10/2016
BAKO North Western Group is supporting the fight against breast cancer by partnering with bb’s bakers + baristas on the new “Mrs Pink Muffin” this October
bb’s bakers + baristas to donate 25p/ 25 cent from the sale of every Mrs Pink Muffin to charity’s breast cancer programmes and services...

Date: 02/09/2016
Mark Tomlinson's John O'Groats to Lands End Challenge!
Beginning this mammoth cycling task took place on 1st August, starting at the famous village of John O'Groats a small habitat in the far North of Scotland....

Date: 02/09/2016
BAKO North Western attends annual TUCO Conference
Once again BAKO North Western attended the TUCO (The University Catering Organisation) conference....

Date: 08/08/2016
Rio Themed Family Fun Day – 3rd July 2016
On 3rd July, at BAKO North Western, we held our fourth Family Fun Day for customers and suppliers with the aim to enlighten, inspire and entertain....

Date: 29/06/2016
Help us to raise £50k for our Charity Partner
John O’Groats to Lands End Challenge Corporate Sponsorship...

Date: 04/05/2016
Destiny Foods moves into a new home!
Starting out as a one man band, Destiny Foods based in Manchester have been serving the food industry with a diverse range of desserts and speciality confectionery for 26 years....

Date: 30/11/2015
BAKO North Western Halloween and Christmas Workshop
On 23rd September, BAKO North Western proudly hosted a workshop utilising products from our BAKO Own Label range and in association with a number of our suppliers including Renshaw, Puratos, Bakels and CSM....

Date: 10/06/2015
BAKO North Western Afternoon Tea Workshop
On the 2nd June, BAKO North Western proudly hosted a workshop, utilising products from our BAKO Own Label range and in association with a number of our suppliers including CSM, Macphie, Renshaw and Dawn....

Date: 30/04/2015
BAKO hosts annual Richemont baking contest
For the second year running the Richemont’s Annual General Meeting and Competition was held at BAKO North Western’s BAKORY facility on the 15th April 2015....

Date: 06/03/2015
BAKO North Western Easter Workshop
On the 19th February, the team at BAKO North Western proudly hosted a workshop, in association with a number of our suppliers including Macphie, Renshaw, Dawn, Richs, Ireks featuring plenty of the delicious products from our BAKO Own Label range....

Date: 02/09/2014
BAKO Family Fun Day Highlights
After months of preparation, the wait was finally over for BAKO North Western last month, as we were joined by baking friends from across the region for a day of 1964 themed excitement....

Date: 18/07/2014
Organises of Craft Bakers Weeks raise money for their dedicated charity, Make-A-Wish, at the Great Manchester Cycle
Members of the committee who help to put together Craft Bakers Week have started raising money early for their chosen charity Make-A-Wish....

Date: 01/07/2014
BAKO North Western customers bake our 50th Birthday Cake
Customers and colleges in the North West region were asked to compete against one another to create our 50th celebratory cake....

Date: 01/07/2014
John Dwyer Bakery Celebrates 25 Years of Trading
We are always happy here at BAKO North Western to share the success stories of one of our customers and 25 years of trading is no mean feat....

Date: 30/05/2014
Prestigious Richmont Club holds baking competition and annual meeting
Born out of the continuation of rationing after the Second World War, a number of master bakers attended the prestigious Richmont Bakery course in Switzerland, to gain instruction in Swiss Patisserie and to encourage the growth of the industry....

Date: 27/02/2014
BAKO North Western - Student Bakery Challenge 2014
Following previous successful events, the BAKO student bakery challenge took place on the 14th February in BAKO North Westerns innovation facility The BAKORY....

Date: 26/02/2014
Consumer Rights Bill: Deregulation of record keeping requirements for bakers of open or unwrapped bread
The Consumer Rights Bill was introduced into Parliament on 23rd January 2014....

Date: 26/02/2014
BAKO North Western attends annual Green Week at UCLAN
Two of our employees, Adam Bully and Rachel Hindle were recently invited to take part in 'Green Week' at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)...

Date: 21/11/2013
National Cupcake Competition
This year the National Cupcake Competition consisted of not one, but two competitions - one for the professionals and one for the home bakers....

Date: 12/11/2013
Britain's Best Sourdough Loaf
Following the Bakers' and Butchers' Fair in Harrogate on the 27th October, we are very pleased to announce one of our customers won Britain's Best Sourdough Loaf!...

Date: 29/10/2013
BAKO North Western Hosts Seasonal Workshop
BAKO North Western Hosts Seasonal Workshop to Showcase Recipes for the Festive Season...

Date: 25/09/2013
The Baking Industry Awards
The Baking Industry Awards, organised by British Baker magazine, took place on September 11th at the Hilton Park Lane in London....

Date: 30/08/2013
BAKO North Western Helps Bakers Conquer Marketing & Social Media
On the 24th July 2013, BAKO North Western hosted an interactive workshop, in association with Delineo (an experienced Manchester based Marketing & Social Media Agency) to provide a platform where bakers could learn more about Marketing and Social Media....

Date: 31/07/2013
10 in 10 challenge completed
A big well done to Martin Ormesher and Tony Bain from Glovers Bakery, who recently took part in the ‘10 in 10’ challenge to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society....

Date: 04/07/2013
BAKO North Western Business Update
We are pleased to announce that BAKO North Western Limited have completed the acquisition of BAKO London & South East and its subsidiary, Anglian Bakery & Catering Suppliers Ltd…...

Date: 27/06/2013
Free Cakes for Kids
We are pleased to announce BAKO North Western’s partnership with ‘Free Cakes for Kids,’ Blackburn with Darwen!...

Date: 28/02/2013
BAKO North Western Hosts Exclusive Chocolate Workshop to Expand Bakers Skills
On the 24th January 2013, BAKO North Western proudly hosted an interactive workshop, in association with Callebaut, in their training facility the ‘BAKORY’....

Date: 28/02/2013
Alice Bradley
Bradley’s Bakery in Ashton under Lyne, was founded by Alice Bradley who has recently died at the age of 72....

Date: 28/02/2013
Morris’s Quality Bakery
BAKO North Western would like to congratulate, Morris’s Quality Bakery,of Coppull, Chorley, who recently celebrated their 100th Birthday. It certainly is a great milestone and something to be very proud of....

Date: 28/02/2013
Mark Tomlinson BAKO North Western CEO in Manchester to do St Ives Charity Bike ride
On the 6th May 2013, Chris Billington, Jonathan and Mark Tomlinson and Stacy Lewis will be cycling from Trafford General Hospital, Davyhulme, Manchester; to the Cenotaph in St Ives, Cornwall....

Date: 30/08/2012
The Home of Fabulous Cakes
Fiona Cairns will be appearing in the TV series The Home Of Fabulous Cakes, due to air on ITV 1 from mid-September 2012…...

Date: 13/08/2012
BAKO North Western steps up to the challenge for charity bike ride
Our BAKO cyclists put their training to the test earlier this month to complete the annual Christies Manchester to Blackpool bike in support of St Catherine's Hospice.....

Date: 15/06/2012
BAKO North Western – Student Bakery Challenge 2012
Following a successful event last year, the student bakery challenge ‘class of 2012’ was bigger and better than ever! With 135 entries from five local colleges; the judges certainly had their work cut out for them....

Date: 31/05/2012
The Debate on the 20% ‘Pasty Tax’ Continues
Following the National Association of Master Bakers’ recent submission of a 10,000-signature petition in London, the Government has entered into a period of consultation....

Date: 17/05/2012
BAKO North Western’s Cake and Confectionery Workshop is hugely successful
Tickets for this event were so popular that they were sold out within only one week! The lucky customers who did attend BAKO North Western’s first Cake & Confectionery Workshop on May 2nd were not disappointed...

Date: 17/05/2012
BAKO North Western Customers perform well at the 12th Russian Bread Cup
The 12th Annual Russian Bread Cup, which took place in Moscow between the 26th and 27th April, has been a great success for our customers who attended....

Date: 11/05/2012
Melton Mowbray Pie Awards
The annual Pie Awards took place in Melton Mowbray on April 24th. The entrants included a number of BAKO North Western customers and Adam Manton, our Birmingham based Sales Executive, was on hand to assist with judging....

Date: 16/04/2012
BAKO Launches NEW Cake Mix Range to Celebrate the Jubilee
In order to enter into the spirit of celebration for the Queens Jubilee, BAKO are marking the occasion by launching a new and improved range of BAKO Own Label Cake Mixes, suitable for a range of cakes....

Date: 13/12/2011
BAKO North Western’s Head of Finance is Nominated for the Finance Director Awards 2011
Given the success of the Yorkshire-based Finance Director Awards, the scope of this year’s event was widened to take candidates from North West into consideration and BAKO North Western’s Head of Finance, Alan Coleman, was short listed for an award....

Date: 06/12/2011
2012 Changes in Egg Legislation Set to Impact on the Baking Industry
From January 1st 2012, E.U. Legislation will be introduced that will dramatically change the Egg industry and which will undoubtedly impact on the baking sector....

Date: 28/10/2011
BAKO North Western Proudly Sponsors the Burnley Bobcats
The Burnley Bobcats ADM are a swimming squad based in Burnley Lancashire who work closely with swimming clubs in the East Lancashire and rely on donations to help fund the work they do....

Date: 13/10/2011
National Craft Bakers Week
With at least twice as many bakers taking part than ever before this year’s, National Craft Bakers’ Week took the high street by storm with hundreds of bakers taking their skills out into the community...

Date: 11/10/2011
BAKO Demonstrate at Bakers Fair.
The first combined Autumn Bakers' and Butchers’ Fair took place at Bolton Arena on Sunday 2nd October, providing an opportunity for many suppliers from the Bakery and Butchery industries to showcase their products and services....

Date: 04/10/2011
Bakery Industry Awards 2011
This year's Bakery Industry Awards took place on the 7th September at the Park Lane Hilton and had a Brazilian carnival-theme. The awards were well attended and had a great host, well-known TV presenter Richard Madeley....

Date: 28/09/2011
National Cupcake Week.
National Cup Cake week was in full swing last week, with the event featuring on The Food Network, Daybreak, Heart F.M. and Radio 2, with the aim of promoting all things Cup Cake....

Date: 20/09/2011
BAKO North Western Win Award at Hospital Caterers Association’s Christmas Fayre
BAKO North Western joined a range of high profile suppliers to exhibit their range of products at the Hospital Caterers Association (H.C.A.) Christmas Fayre, which took place on the 8th September at The Village Hotel Bury....

Date: 16/08/2011
Consumers Offered ‘A Big Taste’ Free Sample at Local Bakers Shop
As a key part of the National Craft Bakers Week 2011 celebrations, organisers are urging all bakers to join in 'A BIG TASTE' a national 'taste experience' event taking place on Wednesday 21st September....

Date: 08/08/2011
BAKO North Western Achieves A High Standard in B.R.C. Storage and Distribution
BAKO North Western was pleased to achieve a very high standard, further to the latest audit against Issue 2 of the B.R.C. Standard for Storage and Distribution....

Date: 15/07/2011
BBC Searches for the Young Baker of the Year
BBC producers are searching for talented young bakers to star in a TV program later this year and it could be you....

Date: 14/07/2011
Starlight Walk is a Huge Success
East Lancashire Hospice has been delighted to declare the Starlight Walk, which took place on the June 18th, an overwhelming success....

Date: 30/06/2011
BAKO North Western Family Fun Day 2011 - Is full of innovation!
The BAKO North Western Family Fun Day held on June 12th, 2011, at the Company’s premises, has gone extremely well, as customers enjoyed gathering innovative and creative ideas from the day....

Date: 24/06/2011
BAKO Attends British Frozen Food Awards
The 2011 Frozen Food Awards dinner dance, took place at the Hilton Hotel in London on the 9th June....

Date: 17/05/2011
BAKO Gets Involved With the British Pie Awards 2011
The British Pie Awards, organised and hosted by the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, are set to return in 2011 for their third consecutive year....

Date: 04/05/2011
BAKO North Western Visit IREKS Facility.
BAKO North Western was delighted to visit the world-renowned facility of IREKS, in Germany on the 18th April....

Date: 31/03/2011
BAKO Welcomes the world’s first dedicated sustainable bakery ingredients and foodservice packing operation to be built in Liverpool, UK
New Britain Oils Ltd is to invest circa £9 million in a new processing facility, at its Liverpool palm oil refinery....

Date: 18/03/2011
BAKO North Western to Exhibit at the LACA School Meals Expo'
BAKO North Western’s increasing involvement in Local Authority tenders and supply, has prompted the company to attend the exhibition....

Date: 08/03/2011
BAKO North Western Partners with St. Catherine’s Hospice
Following a successful fund-raising event in 2010, BAKO North Western has chosen St. Catherine’s Hospice as its partner Charity for the forthcoming year....

Date: 21/02/2011
Green Valley Re-brands as Hydr8
The UK’s biggest supplier of bottled water, Highland Spring Group, is launching a new brand created for the food service sectors....

Date: 31/01/2011
Bako Own Label
The first Bako own label product was launched approximately 20 years ago. Since then, we have launched many more and today, we are proud to say we have 190 products, spread over 33 categories...

Date: 31/01/2011
Bako Potato and Meat Pie
The Bako Potato and Meat pie was recently reviewed. Several manufacturers were invited to submit samples to participate in the evaluation, all of which were subjected to a rigorous selection panel...

Date: 04/01/2011
Farewell to a Much Respected Colleague
We are sad to announce that our Field Sales Executive, Billy Reid, has left the Company, having decided to take early retirement....

Date: 01/11/2010
Bako North Western’s Seasonal Showcase draws the crowds!
Bako North Western’s open day event this year was a Seasonal spectacular, covering all aspects of traditional celebration from Hallowee’en and Bonfire Night to Christmas....

Date: 01/10/2010
Seasonal Showcase success
On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd September, Bako North Western held our first ever Seasonal Showcase.  31 Suppliers wowed our customers with their innovative and festive products, plus introduced new lines to sample and take away....

Date: 01/09/2010
Bako North Western are pleased to announce The Bako Bakery Challenge 2010!
If you have an idea worth shouting about and would like to enter Bako North Western’s 1st Bakery Challenge, simply choose from one of the following categories...

Date: 01/08/2010
Bako North Western appoint new Sales Executives
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Date: 01/08/2010
Bako Announce Seasonal Showcase
Over 25 key suppliers showing a range of seasonal products, along with new, innovative ideas and recipes for you to try. Meet the Bako Baker and sample his delicious “from scratch” recipes before taking them home to try yourself....

Date: 01/08/2010
Bako North Western launch new website
Bako North Western are pleased to promote the new website launched in April 2010....

Date: 01/08/2010
Bako North Western Bakery Challenge Announced
If you have an idea worth shouting about and would like to enter Bako North Western’s 1st Bakery Challenge, simply choose from one of the following categories...

Date: 01/07/2010
Bako soon to announce showcase 2010 details
Due to the huge success of our Family Fun Day in 2009, Bako North Western are very pleased to be holding another event later this year....

Date: 01/06/2010
Bako North Western Gains New Brc Global Standard Accreditation
BAKO North Western is pleased to announce that it has successfully gained B.R.C. Global Standard for Storage and Distribution (Rating 1) accreditation at its first attempt, following a two-day audit of their systems by S.A.I. Global....

Date: 01/06/2010
New improved ordering website now available
Bako North Western are pleased to announce the new and improved online ordering website is now available!...

Date: 09/06/2009
Contact Technical Services
We would like to introduce John Robertshaw of Technical Services. If you have any technical issues which you require assistance with then please do not hesitate to contact John on 01904 744614....

Date: 09/06/2009
Introducing Sarah Crabtree
We would like to introduce Miss Sarah Crabtree, our new Customer Care Desk Administrator....

Date: 03/03/2008
Bako introduce management information software
Bakery supplies distributor Bako expects to save tens of thousands of pounds a year by introducing management information software to collate purchasing information across the organisation....

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