Mark Sheath is to leave his post as technical sales manager at Rich Products UK at the end of February, to run his own craft bakery in West Sussex.Having previously worked at Kate’s Cakes, Sheath said it had always been his dream to have his own bakery. “Whether that was to start my own bakery from scratch, or to buy an existing business, and build it up,” he explained.Following a meeting with 2012 BIA Baker of the Year Bob Burns, who encouraged him to “stop talking about it, and just go for it”, Sheath is now due to pick up the keys to Jengers Bakery in Billingshurst on 1 March, when the current owners retire.“The current owners have run it for 25 years. There is a small bakery at the back, and the shop at the front,” he said. “It also has 18 wholesale customers.”Renaming it Jengers Craft Bakery, Sheath said he will have a very hands-on roll at the bakery, at least at the start, but may look to take on apprentice in the future. “It looks like a good business, and hopefully I can build on it with my knowledge,” said Sheath. “I have been baking with the current owners on a Friday night for about six months, so I can learn how they do things.” He said the bakery has a very traditional product offering, which he will continue to produce. However, he said he will look to use some of the skills and expertise from his time in the industry to introduce additional products, particularly on the cake side, such as cupcakes and brownies.Sheath said his wife will be joining him in running the business in the future, and the seven existing staff will all transfer to the new business.Speaking about how to get into the baking industry at a careers evening at local school The Weald, in Billingshurst, this week, Sheath said he offered a couple of placements to students keen to get involved “as that’s how I started out”.
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Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 24, 2014 at 12:41 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman It’s not every day that an eighth-grader tells his mom that she’s a diva.But in 2005, a 41-year-old Lisa Faust heard exactly that from her son Nick.After she gave birth to her daughter Heaven, she was hard-pressed to come to grips with the fact that when Heaven graduated high school, she’d be a 60-year-old mom.“When I found out I was pregnant, I took it very hard,” Lisa Faust said. “My thing was my age.”“I was 41 and having a baby.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Lisa said it was Nick who encouraged her that everything would be just fine. She was confident that God used her middle son to uplift her spirits and get her out of an emotionally straining situation — and he did. Now a junior guard for Maryland, Faust continues to support his mother and though his basketball career has taken many turns, he’s devoted his life to excelling on and off the court. He’s matured as a player and it’s benefited him as well as his family. “Mom, you’re still going to be a diva even though you’re having a baby at this age,” Faust told her. “And you’ll still be a diva at the age of 60.”For a family that supported him through his youth basketball career, Faust wanted to repay them. And Faust felt that he specifically owed it to his mother who needed an uplifting. “My mom was really important in my basketball career,” Faust said. “She always kept me going and kept me motivated, and she just always wanted me to achieve more.”Fast forward nine years and he’s a player built on the morals — perseverance and dedication — that were instilled in him from an early age. Faust currently plays a vital role on a Maryland team clinging to hopes of an NCAA Tournament berth, contributing 27.3 minutes and 10.1 points per game.But today’s success wouldn’t have come without a testing journey.As a child, Faust would play pick-up with his cousins, former NBA player Josh Selby and current Portland Trailblazer Will Barton.The undersized and younger Faust certainly was at a disadvantage, but said the now-pros were instrumental in helping him set goals for himself.“Both reached the NBA and make a lot of money,” Faust said. “They really affected the way I visualized basketball, just from the fact that they reached the highest level.”By the time Faust began his high school basketball career at The John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md., he measured 5 feet, 10 inches, and a meager 135 pounds.No major Division I offers came his way in his first two years, so he transferred to Baltimore City College High School to play under Mike Daniel.“Nick has what you call the drive,” Daniel said. “He wants to be the best.“He’s one of the best kids I’ve ever coached.”Faust grew to 6-foot-6 by his junior year, and was now receiving offers from the likes of Oregon State, Florida State, Marquette and Maryland.In October of 2010, Faust committed to Maryland, but the tables were turned six months later when longtime Terrapins head coach Gary Williams retired and was replaced by Mark Turgeon.Faust would never get to play under the legendary coach that recruited him, but he stayed true to his commitment.Almost four years after that decision, he’s a changed man in the eyes of his former high school coach.“I think his maturity level has improved,” Daniel said. “He told me in high school that one day he’d be a good basketball player, a very good student-athlete and an even better person.”Faust echoed that he’s matured, and him supporting his mom at a pivotal time of her life still serves as the starting point of his journey. Faust wouldn’t be where he is today without the help of his family, and he’s made a conscious effort to return that favor.“It definitely impacted my little sister,” Faust said. “I’m not sure she’s going to play basketball, but she’s got into basketball and really likes it.” Comments