Honeyrose Bakery has been rewarded for its environmental efforts with a Green Business of the Year Award. The accolade was received by the London-based organic bakery at the 2008 Park Royal Business Awards, which took place in London on 25 November.The Royal Park industrial estate house over 2,000 companies, but Honeyrose was picked out for its attitude to local sourcing and sustainability and its strict environmental production controls.“Honeyrose is to green business as are bees to the environment, both harmonise their activities to deliver sustainability for generations to come,” said Joseph Morris, MD of category sponsor Waterman Sustainable Energy.Lise Madsen, MD of Honeyrose Bakery added that the company is proud to have won the award and hope it motivates other businesses to look again at how they can improve their green credentials.Honeyrose Bakery produce a range of organic products, including cookies, muffins, cakes, brownies and biscotti.
Greggs has announced a “robust performance” for the first half of the year, with pre-tax profit up 7.3% to £16.5m.The bakery retail chain saw sales increase by 4.4% to £312m, with like-for-like growth up 1.5%. Operating profit stood at £16.3m – an increase of 8.9%, for the 26 weeks to 27 June, 2009.The firm said the high street trading environment remained difficult and had not been helped by the recent wet weather. Chairman Derek Netherton commented: “The business has also begun to benefit from the initiatives we are taking to simplify and centralise our operations, in preparation for accelerated expansion.” Greggs also noted the continued harmonisation of its ranges and new product launches as successes in the year to date, and is currently experimenting with a new ‘concept’ store in the south east.For the full story, see the next issue of British Baker – out 14 August.
BAR HARBOR — George Stevens Academy’s Zeya Lorio took first in two individual events and one relay at Saturday’s Mount Desert Island track meet.Lorio won the 1,600-meter run (5:49.60) and the 800-meter run (2:46.44), and she was also one of the 4×400-meter relay winners, who also included Eliza Broughton, Bella Cimeno and Alice Dillon (4:46.97).The GSA girls took third overall of five teams with 89 points. MDI won with 125, and Hermon placed second with 104. The boys placed second with 121 points, and MDI won with 192.GSA boys who placed first were John Hassett, who placed first in both the 800-meter run (2:05.28) and the 3,200-meter run (10:58.64), and Erik Taylor-Lash, who won the 1,600-meter race walk (8:19.38).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textClick here for more boys’ results.Click here for more girls’ results.