Bakery chain Cooplands (Doncaster) is planning to expand into wholesale for the first time after being awarded a BRC rating. It has recently been audited against BRC issue 5 and awarded a Grade B.Previously the firm had only manufactured products to sell in its own 75-shop estate, but it has been working with the Regional Food Group for Yorkshire and Humber (RFG) for the last three years on growing the business in a new direction.One of the aims of the RFG is to develop the region’s food and drink sector through delivering trade development, which is offered through targeted business assistance. The RFG has worked with Cooplands on its preparation to supply external wholesalers and developed the various producing units, including the confectionery, bread and savoury departments. Cooplands technical manager, Martin Wattam, said: “Supplying to wholesalers is very different to supplying in-house and the RFG helped us improve our control systems and distribution.”
Read Full Story Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James Ryan announced today the appointment of Eric Shed and Stephen Mahoney – both long-term educators with experience teaching and heading teacher preparation education efforts in higher education and K–12 schools – as director and associate director of the Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) program, respectively. HTF, launching this fall, is an innovative new pathway for Harvard College undergraduates to enter teaching careers. Shed will begin an appointment as a lecturer on June 1. Mahoney will begin an appointment as a lecturer on July 1.“Eric and Steve will make an outstanding leadership team for HTF. With their deep knowledge of teaching, learning, and schools, as well as their proven leadership abilities and administrative know-how, I am confident they will get HTF off to a strong start. Moreover, they are both passionate and talented individuals who will be terrific new additions to this community,” Ryan said. “I am excited to welcome Eric and Steve and look forward to watching them help to bring HTF and teacher preparation to the forefront of the national conversation on education.”
Madison, IN—The Winter Weekend Getaway at Clifty Inn on Jan. 24-26 kicks off activities celebrating Clifty Falls State Park’s 100th anniversary.When Indiana State Parks’ full-time naturalist service began, the naturalists were known for hosting two- to three-day “getaway” events, and today’s interpretive naturalists are bringing back this special weekend to celebrate this park’s centennial birthday.The weekend starts with a Live Birds of Prey program on Friday night. Saturday will include a caravan tour to see the park’s four main waterfalls, a winter wildlife hike, and programs on mushrooms and fossils. The event concludes on Sunday with a bird hike and winter luminary workshop. Throughout the weekend there will be time to enjoy Clifty Inn’s food, socialize, and enjoy downtown Madison.Advance registration is required by calling the park naturalist at 812-273-0609. There is a $2/person fee for the Live Birds of Prey program and a $5 fee for the luminary workshop. All other programs are free. Rooms at the Clifty Inn can be reserved for $69 per night plus tax by calling 877-563-4371 and using Group Code 0124WW.