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Pan’Artisan appoints new managing director

22nd Dec 2021 - 05:00
Pan’Artisan has announced that David Jones, who was previously sales & marketing director for three and a half years, has taken over as managing director.

For the ten years pre-Covid, Pan’Artisan experienced up to 20% year on year growth, having established an ‘exemplary reputation’ as the experts in dough.

Reflecting on the company’s journey through the pandemic, Jones said: “We have been productive in organising a strong return, making significant capital investment to increase capacity in answer to greater demand as restrictions have lifted. This has also resulted in a bakery plant expansion to accommodate new equipment and a strong recruitment drive to address the subsequent increase in capacity.

“Throughout these uncertain times our customers have been excellent; understanding our operational issues and working with us to get the stock needed to run their businesses. Although Pan’Artisan has met challenges along this rocky road and the fallout from the pandemic continues to cause frustration, I feel confident we will be ready for the next phase of the company’s growth plans and look forward to continued success throughout 2022.”

Throughout the pandemic period Pan’Artisan took the decision to remain open, albeit with a very small, multi-skilled skeleton staff, using the time to strengthen internal processes and systems.

Pan’Artisan has successfully navigated a route to recovery and come out of Covid stronger as a business, with a bakery plant expansion underway, an upcoming refresh of the company’s website and a host of new product launches scheduled for the new year ahead.

Written by
Edward Waddell