More than 200 staff have been made redundant at the Peter Hunt bakery, after it ceased trading on 7 July.Administrator BDO Stoy Hayward (BDO) has been unable to find a buyer for the Bolton-based business, since parent company Lyndale Group went into administration in June. BDO had initially hoped to sell the pie and pasty manufacturer as a going concern. Business restructuring partner Dermot Power said: “We have worked hard to find a buyer for the Peter Hunt business in the face of challenging market conditions and it is regrettable that we have been unable to do so.”Power said that TUPE liabilities – laws designed to protect workers if a business changes ownership – had “proved to be an insurmountable barrier to a going-concern sale”.John Higgins, full-time officer at the Baker’s Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU), confirmed the employees had been officially informed of their redundancy on the morning of 7 July, and were given advice that day to fill in ’development forms’.He explained that, although the workers had been expecting this for some weeks, it had come as very unwelcome news and feelings were raw. “We’re asking for an investigation into how the company handled the situation,” said Higgins.Former Lyndale-owned Hampson’s bakery and 158 Hampson and Sayers stores were rescued from adminis- tration last month, when Sayers chairman Sandy Birnie and chief executive Michael Quinlan formed new company Sayers the Bakers.—-=== In Short ===== Brace’s redundancies ==Brace’s bakery will be making some of its staff redundant as it restructures its business. The redundancies could hit staff across both of its plants in Crumlin, Newport in south Wales. A spokeswoman said: “The slowing economy and increasing manufacturing costs, such as spiralling fuel and wheat prices, have been well-publicised. There has been a huge impact on business and we are no exception.”== Champions’ league ==Ludlow craft baker Price’s has made it through to the finals of the Made in Britain Food Champion of the Year competition, with its new Perry and Pear Loaf. The awards, formerly known as the Small Producers Awards, are run by Waitrose and Country Life magazine.== Oasis promo ==Coca-Cola has launched an new advertising campaign for its adult juice brand Oasis. The campaign – ’Run Cactus Kid, Run’ – aims to build on the brand’s positioning for people who don’t like water. It will encompass outdoor, web and TV advertising and is aimed at driving brand recognition with its 20-something male and female target customer base.== Pupil bakers ==Pupils at Freeman College in Sheffield will have the chance to learn about baking, thanks to a £20,000 donation by The Hilton in the Community Foundation. It will enable the college, which educates young people with learning difficulties, to build an on-site bakery for its students, including new kitchen equipment and ovens.== Snacktime for Gibson ==Gibson Foods is to supply Food Service Centre’s own-brand Snacktime range, after winning a £3m annual contract, to be its sole supplier.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Suffolk County police officer who was critically injured by an alleged carjacker who struck him while fleeing a traffic stop last month was released from Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday.Officer Nicholas Guerrero, 36, had been recovering since undergoing a neurosurgical procedure in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit a day after the incident, police have said.Guerrero and his partner had stopped a Ford Explorer that had been reported stolen from Commack when the driver, 34-year-old Chad Morizsan of Northport, allegedly fled the scene, hitting the two officers while they tried to talk to the suspects on Partridge Lane in Huntington at 11 a.m. Sept. 22, authorities have said.Guerrero was then airlifted to the hospital with serious head injuries. Fellow police officers were on hand to support the officer as he was released from hospital.After fleeing, Morizsan allegedly stole gas from a gas station moments later, was involved in a hit-and-run with another vehicle while fleeing the gas station and then carjacked a woman in Commack, according to investigators.Morizsan and his alleged accomplice and passenger, 22-year-old Nicholas Franzone, also of Northport, were apprehended shortly later inside Target in Central Islip, where they were trying to buy a TV with a credit card stolen from the carjacking victim, prosecuitors have said.Morizsan and Franzone pleaded not guilty last week at Suffolk County court after a grand jury indicted them on upgraded charges of assaulting a police officer, grand larceny, conspiracy, robbery, leaving the scene of an accident and other counts.Judge Fernando Camacho set bail for Morizsan at $3 million cash or $30 million bond. Bail for Franzone was set at $300,000 cash or $900,000 bond. They are due back in court Nov. 5.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Kassing Jay Kassing is President of MARQUIS, a Texas based provider of marketing analytics solutions including MCIF/CRM software, MCIF services, profitability, compliance, consulting and direct mail creative/fulfillment. Jay has … Web: www.gomarquis.com Details Back in the 1980’s when Al Gore was cooking up his Internet scheme we could hardly imagine a knock-down, drag out fight today over how to capitalize on the power of this new digital medium. But fight we do. Are we doing enough with Digital Marketing? Are we doing too much? Are we doing the right things?Inquiring minds want to know.“The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind…” Actually, the answers to these questions lay in the goals we outline. What do we want the result to be? Said another way, what results do we expect from these on-line, digital activities? And how will we know if/when we have been successful?I don’t know much, but I do know there is a great deal in the digital space to cover. Today, I would like to discuss the 7 essentials to having an effective website (part of the whole Digital Marketing plan.)The Website must be simple and fresh. In today’s digital climate, the ability to communicate a brand through the simplicity of the site and the ability for any moron to navigate and find what they want is essential. Don’t make folks work that hard to get answers, knowledge or even to buy something!Web- Based, How-To Knowledge. We are all experts in financial services. Existing clients and prospects…not so much. A steady diet of simple “How-to” guides (Home Ownership, re-financing, etc.) and the like, along with branded videos that offer a different way to provide/access information, adds multiple layers of value for any institution. Not to mention the value to the viewer.Web-Analytics. Sports fans, there are dozens of tools available to help capture who has been to a web-site, clicked on what page/article and so forth. We must all plug some of these tools into what we are doing. We must capture who is in the market for something – and compel each one of these knowledge/product seekers to raise their hand. If we can get all the tire kickers to request additional information…then there would be no need for any other marketing, in any other medium.Search Engine optimization (SEO.) In Peoria, Illinois (pick your city) right now, someone at Caterpillar is enamored with getting a new pickup. They need a car loan. They are seeking information and options on the Internet. Will this prospect find us? Unless we have optimized our website to feature the “key words” and phrases specific to what people most often search for…the answer is no. Our site may be the prettiest, simplest and most content rich place on the planet – but if we can’t be found…then it only serves clients (maybe.)Search Engine Marketing (SEM.) SEM is essentially paid advertising for a myriad of online activities, usually based upon specific key words and phrases that we pay for to get top ranking. This area takes three forms for me, 1) traditional, sponsored ads for specific search terms, 2) localized maps where we can be listed and 3) ad-sense, the ability to post our ads in other web pages, so they can be seen again and again by folks that have come to our website and have interest in stuff we offer.Taking action. If we cannot act on this information, then why are we putting forth the effort? Marketing effort must be equally met with measurement, lead follow-up and sales. This should be the easy part. Yet if our sales and marketing teams are not aligned (or even talking to one another) and working in concert…we have a bigger problem.Measure everything. Marketing is mostly about lead generation. And we don’t have an unlimited budget. That said, we must use the most efficient methods to generate qualified leads for our sales team. If we don’t measure, we will never know. That ain’t right.This is hardly a comprehensive list of everything you must do with your web-site or even digital marketing as a whole – but in my opinion – these are the non-negotiable first steps. The 7 essential steps.Need help understanding these web-focused, digital options? Check out these guys. They can not only educate you, but train you on how you can do it yourself. Believe it!In order to have confidence that you are doing the right things with your website, you must identify what is possible and what you wish to accomplish. Then the fighting and debate will end. And won’t that be nice?
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Loading… England defender Kyle Walker’s ex has branded him a “fool” over his secret love child with a model, and declared: “It’s over.”Advertisement His devastated sweetheart and long-term partner Annie Kilner, 27, called him “gutless” after he broke the news over the phone.She also laid into “homewrecker” Walker for romping with her pal Lauryn, also 29.Brave Annie told a friend: “He’s a fool for risking his family for this. When he told me I was heartbroken. I also felt physically sick. All the air in your body leaves you.“My world completely caved in on me in that second.“It was the worst-case scenario, the one thing I dreaded most but knew was possible, given his track record with women.“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Not only had he cheated on me but she was pregnant with his baby.”The £150,000-a-week defender confessed all to model Annie a month ago — as revealed in The Sun on Sunday.Annie has told pals her relationship with Kyle is over‘HE’S A FOOL’Her friend revealed that Walker said to Annie: “I have to tell you something. There’s a girl saying she’s pregnant with my baby.”“He has not been home since, nor seen Annie to explain further. Instead Walker is living in an £8,000-a-week city centre flat.Annie, who has three young sons with him, has told pals their relationship is over.They had tried to patch things up last April after reality star and model Laura Brown claimed to have slept with him numerous times after meeting in a Manchester club in September 2018.Laura messaged Annie about the trysts after spotting a Mother’s Day message he had sent to her.When Annie sought evidence Laura, 30 — who starred in TV’s Ex On The Beach — forwarded a selfie Walker had given her showing him at home and told how they romped in his £200,000 Bentley.Annie told the friend: “I was on holiday at the time. I was devastated by what had happened. I couldn’t believe he had done it.‘DISAPPOINTED AND DEEPLY SAD’“Lauryn and I had already met on a night out a few months before and were good friends.“She was regularly in touch. She knew Kyle and I were going through a rough patch because of what he’d done with Laura.“She was very sympathetic and encouraged me to confide in her. I’d thought about leaving him at the time but couldn’t do it.“By the time I returned home from holiday, Kyle was nowhere to be seen. He’d done a runner.“I put my feelings to one side again, as I always have done, and did my very best to rebuild things with the support of my friends.“Kyle’s answer to it all was to arrange a ‘make or break’ holiday.“He genuinely thought the break away was all that was needed to mend things.“I was trying so hard to move on for our family and all along he’d done it again — with her. We were working through the first mess and were back together when it was suddenly revealed Lauryn was expecting his baby.”Walker confessed all just hours before we revealed that Lauryn was expecting the baby of a mystery Premier League star.Lauryn, older sister of 2015 Celebrity Big Brother housemate Chloe Goodman, later confirmed the pregnancy on Instagram, calling it her “little miracle”.She then named Walker — who was caught texting Playboy model Carla Howe during Euro 2016 — as the dad.Annie told the friend: “He rang me and told me over the phone. I haven’t seen him since. I’m speechless by it all but I’m strong and I’ll recover from this. I’m disappointed and deeply sad.“My focus now is on my children. They are, and always will be, my priority. We’ll get through this and I’ll come out the other end.”Walker met Annie when she was 16 and he was an 18-year-old at his hometown club Sheffield United.Model Lauryn Goodman is expecting Kyle’s baby in April‘LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT’She said: “We met on a night out in Sheffield and hit it off straight away. It was love at first sight.“We were inseparable. It was amazing. We were both young and had the world at our feet. Kyle was doing well but was grounded. He knew what he wanted and worked hard for it.“He hadn’t reached the heights he has today so was humble and we bounced off one another.“As soon as we met we knew this was it. We talked about kids, becoming a family. It was everything I ever dreamed of.“I supported him all the way. Like most Wags I moved around the country as he signed for clubs.“I was always there for him, making a home for us and doing all I could to help him reach his true potential.“That’s all you ever really want for the person you love. You want them to do well and be the best they can.“There were a few bumps but we worked through things and I genuinely thought it would last forever.”At the 2018 World Cup, she was pictured cheering on the Three Lions with Rebekah Vardy, wife of striker Jamie.Annie and Walker gave an interview to OK! magazine in which she revealed she would like to try for another baby.She said: “I really want a little girl. I love my boys but I’d like a daughter as I’m outnumbered in this house.”She told the friend: “In the end I was taken for granted by Kyle. I’d put up with his cheating before so he assumed I’d never leave. He wanted it all his way.”The friend said Annie is working on launching an acting career.The Sun on Sunday understands ex-fashion boss Lauryn found out she was pregnant in November during a routine trip to hospital to have a scan on a kidney problem.It means the baby was conceived last July. Lauryn, from Sussex, is now preparing for the April birth.She is being supported by Chloe, also due to have a baby with QPR footballer Grant Hall.Lauryn said specialists had warned her she would never be able to conceive naturally because she suffered from endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.She said: “I was told I would have to have IVF. I was put into an early menopause at 27.Read Also: Jesus strikes as Man City edge past Iheanacho’s Leicester“It was the hardest thing to hear, being told you cannot fall pregnant in a way nature has intended.“With that in mind, although my situation is not ideal given my medical circumstances, having a baby naturally is the biggest miracle and blessing I could’ve been given. I am thankful everyday.”We approached Annie to comment directly but she declined.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享