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Jobs are safe as renowned food firm buys out bakery

Butcher George Taylor, left, Country Harvest managing director Mike Clark and bakery manager Angela Danskin.

Butcher George Taylor, left, Country Harvest managing director Mike Clark and bakery manager Angela Danskin.

A gift shop and deli-cafe could be on the lookout for a candlestick-maker after adding a butcher and baker to its retail portfolio.

Country Harvest, on the A65 at Ingleton, has employed 22-year-old local lad George Taylor to run its in-store meat counter.

And it has also taken on the lease of Bentham-based Oakroyd Bakery, following the retirement of boss Peter Hudson, securing six jobs.

Angela Danskin, of Ingleton, will manage the Station Road shop and bakery in a newly-created post.

Managing director Mike Clark said: “We couldn’t have had a more exciting start to the year.

“Acquiring our own butcher and the bakery ensures our self-sufficiency and creates a wealth of development potential.

“It also cements our role as one of the major local employers in the Ingleton and Bentham area adding seven more jobs to the 53 full and part-time people we already employ.” Labelling on Oakroyd Bakery products is set to be rebranded with the Country Harvest logo in the long-term.

Country Harvest celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013 and unveiled plans to redevelop its Foodhall, revamp the 65-seater Coffee Shop and create new toilet facilities.

 

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