BAKO Group elects new chair

Preston-headquartered bakery products distributor BAKO Group has elected David Yates as chair.

David has served on the board since January 2018 and as deputy chairperson since December 2019. He takes over from the previous chair, Joe Hall, who stepped at the end of May.

The group includes BAKO Ltd, BAKO Northern and Scotland, and BAKO South Eastern.

Joe said: “After eight fantastic years it is time to move on for me personally and I couldn’t be happier to be passing the baton over to David.

"As a baker for over 30 years, he has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities our members face, and I can’t think of anyone better positioned to take BAKO forwards in support of our customers across the UK.”

New chair David said: "The coming years present many challenges but also many reasons for huge optimism for the bakery industry. As the world and the industry recovers from the impact of Covid-19, I am really excited and honoured to have been elected as chairperson of BAKO and look forward to a bright future of innovation, diversification and positive change for the benefit of our members, partners, customers and colleagues across the baking industry.”

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