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News & Events

This section covers latest news & events for BFFF and the industry and also the Federation’s commercial activities and events such as the Dinner Dance and Annual Luncheon as well as highlighting important dates for your diary.

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Thomas Ridley Foodservice Take Out Top Award  Thomas Ridley has collected the prestigious accolade of ‘Supplier of the Year 2018’ at the annual Center Parcs Supplier Awards, which recognises and celebrates the best of more than 1,800 suppliers. As a Center Parcs supplier for 30 years, Steve Lyons, Thomas Ridley Sales Director was absolutely delighted […]

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Kara bolsters fruit teacake range with launch of new premium offering  Kara, the foodservice specialist of the Finsbury Food Group, has announced the launch of a new premium option to join its fruit teacake range. The new product contains a number of enhancements in taste, aroma and aesthetic to improve the overall dining experience for […]

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Family Business Oakland International celebrates 20 Year Milestone Launched in Worcestershire in 1998, ethical family business Oakland International has celebrated 20-years of successful trading with team members, their families at a family-friendly BBQ at Attwell Farm Park, Beoley on Saturday 15th September. Oakland’s ‘double-decade’ anniversary marks an important business milestone for the company which originally […]


Anglia Crown launches eight new dishes in brand-new ‘Smaller Meals Plus’ range Anglia Crown, a prepared meal manufacturer, has launched a brand-new Smaller Meals Plus range. The individual frozen meals form part of the company’s award-winning Crown Advantage meals and are tailored for patients with smaller appetites. Crown Advantage Smaller Meals Plus consists of eight […]

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Damien Barrett Appointed Non-Executive Director Of Thomas Ridley Foodservice Thomas Ridley Foodservice announces the appointment of Damien Barrett to The Board in the position of Non-Executive Director, effective January 2019. Barrett joins Thomas Ridley following 13 years at Henderson Foodservice, one of the leading foodservice providers in Ireland with a £120million turnover.  As Managing Director […]

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