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”.
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA Board Member J. Mark McWatters called for a rule that would address exam appeals.In his column in the December issue of The NCUA Report, McWatters noted that an NCUA Inspector General report said the agency received an average of six exam complaints to regional offices each year from 2007 through 2011, and during that four-year period, only two appeals were elevated to NCUA headquarters. continue reading »
The Ministry of Tourism organized a conference “Establishment of centers of competence in tourism” where the concept of centers was presented with encouragement of networking and cooperation of founders and institutions of vocational education who expressed interest in appointing regional centers of competence in tourism, with businesses, chambers and associations, high colleges, vocational education institutions and other stakeholders operating in the tourism and hospitality sector. The emphasis of the conference was on connecting with the needs of the economy and the labor market, and in this direction economic entities are key partners in the process of establishing centers of competence in the tourism and hospitality sector.In accordance with the Law on Vocational Education, the regional center of competence is defined as a place of excellence in vocational education and training in which, in addition to the basic activity, which includes the implementation of work-based learning, training and advanced training and other activities that contribute to improving the quality of vocational education. training and its adaptation to the needs of the economy and the labor market.The conference was organized by the Ministry of Tourism as a level 1 intermediary body within the OP “Effective Human Resources 2014-2020”, in accordance with the published public call for founders to nominate vocational education institutions for appointment to regional centers of competence of the Ministry of Science and Education.Attachment:Establishment of centers of competence in tourism (introductory presentation)Presentation CEKOMEmployers’ analysis 2017 (CES)Online statistics (link)Answers to questions related to the Public Invitation to the Founders for the candidacy of VET institutions for appointment to regional centers of competencelink)More information coming soon.
Martin O’Neill’s side drop two places despite wins over Georgia and Moldova earlier this month.However they now find themselves above Northern Ireland who have dropped six places to 36th.Qualification rivals Wales are down one place to 11th, one place above England who are unchanged in 12th.