Barnsley-based Fosters Bakery has struck a deal that will see the company supply its frozen baked bread to Greece, through The Greek Coffee Company. It has also just launched four products on to the shelves of Asda, and two through a sandwich manufacturer into Boots the Chemist. The additional business has meant the bakery has had to take on 16 new full-time staff. Fosters will produce various Asda own-brand rolls, as well as a chocolate hot cross bun and milk-roll fingers, available nationwide. Its sun-dried tomato and basil bread and cornbread are being supplied to a firm that produces sandwiches for Boots. And in Greece, its bread will be used for sandwiches sold in the likes of Costa Coffee, said sales director, Bill Finnerty.“We already supply a few companies in England and Ireland, that produce sandwiches for Costa, and the deal came about from that,” said Finnerty.Around half of which were recruited through an initiative with the Job Centre, driven by the Work and Skills Board for Barnsley, of which Fosters’ managing director John Foster is the volunteer chairman.
The ‘N8’ research-intensive universities of Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York deliver 119,000 jobs and £12 billion to the regional economy, provide help to more than 31,000 businesses and create more than £6.6 billion GVA (Gross Value Added) to the region.The University of Liverpool, which plays a pivotal role in the research-intensive work of the N8 Partnership, was also announced as the latest Northern Powerhouse Partner during the Higher Education Summit. The University joins more than 120 strong businesses and organisations supporting government’s vision for a super-connected, globally-competitive northern economy with a flourishing private sector, a highly-skilled population, and world-renowned civic and business leadership.Further information on the Northern PowerhouseThe Northern Powerhouse Higher Education Summit was a one day conference taking place at the University of Liverpool Foresight Centre. Speakers included: Media enquiries Email [email protected] Universities play a fundamental civic role in our society by creating opportunity through education and research. The Northern Powerhouse partnership offers a vital opportunity to maximise relationships with local industry, and work collaboratively to deliver the skills that are needed for the future. 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Universities Minister Sam Gyimah said: Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry Executive Director at the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter Colin Sinclair Professor Wiebe van der Hoek, Professor of Computer Science and Dr Louise Dennis, Autonomy & Verification Laboratory, University of Liverpool Professor Dame Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool and President of UUK I believe the future success of the Northern Powerhouse in rebalancing the UK economy and boosting the North’s economic performance is through deep collaboration – both pan-Northern and international. Bringing our region’s great universities together at the Northern Powerhouse Education Summit emphasises our shared commitment to creating the right conditions for innovation and entrepreneurialism to thrive. Our Northern universities are developing cutting-edge technologies in areas such as advanced manufacturing at the AMRC and in experimental new 2D materials at the National Graphene Institute and Innovation Centre. Now is the time to build on this success and bring about a new era of cooperation between universities in the Northern Powerhouse. We need an ‘Ivy League of the North’ in which the N8 Research Partnership and our other great Northern universities combine their technical knowledge, expertise and know-how to deliver the economy of tomorrow. At the heart of this we can create a highly-skilled, highly-educated new generation of graduates. 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Social media – MHCLG Office address and general enquiries General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 The Northern Powerhouse is government’s vision for a super-connected, globally-competitive northern economy with a flourishing private sector, a highly-skilled population, and world-renowned civic and business leadership.The Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme is an essential part of creating the Northern Powerhouse.Government is looking to build a network of partners who all believe strongly in the economic potential of the North, and support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential. There are currently over 130 businesses and organisations signed up to the partner programme.Prospective partners can email [email protected] for more information about the Partners Programme and how to apply.The N8 Research Partnership is a partnership created in 2007 of the eight research-intensive universities in Northern England – Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York. The N8 Research Partnership aims to maximise the impact of this research base by identifying and co-ordinating powerful research teams and collaborations across the North of England. The rallying call for an ‘Ivy League of the North’ comes as Dr. Annette Bramley of the N8 Research Partnership and the Northern Powerhouse Minister made a joint statement stressing the importance of University collaborations in positioning the Northern Powerhouse at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution.Dr. Annette Bramley, Director of the N8 Research Partnership, said: An ‘Ivy League’ of Northern Powerhouse universities leading the country in science, research and innovation was called for today (7 June 2018) by the Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry.The minister issued the call to action while speaking at the first ever Northern Powerhouse Higher Education summit held in the prestigious Foresight Centre at the University of Liverpool.Attended by vice chancellors, academics and researchers from across the league table-topping universities of the Northern Powerhouse, the summit discussed the challenges and opportunities of automation in the workplace and how Northern universities can work more closely on solving the grand challenges of our time.Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry, said: Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg
May is Haitian Heritage month and the celebrations are underway here in South Florida, which is home to a huge Haitian population.Several cities are hosting events to honor the rich culture and heritage of the first Black republic. The City of North Miami launched its festivities Monday with an opening reception held at the MOCA Plaza. This year’s theme for the City’s celebration is “Nou Se Ayiti” which translates to “We Are Haiti”.“History books say it all. We’ve been through a lot, but we are a people of great resilience. For that reason we come together every year to mark Haitian Heritage Month in May with all out celebrations,” said organizer Linda Julien.The City of Miami is also hosting a number of events to honor Haitian Heritage Month. Miami will kick off its celebrations Friday with an Ayisyen Mwen Ye art exhibit at the Little Haiti Culture Complex.The City of North Miami Beach also announced its Haitian Heritage Month festivities Friday with an opening ceremony of an exhibition which will be open for the entire month at the North Miami Beach Public Library.The screening of the film Toussaint L’Ouverture will be held at O Cinema in Miami Shores on Friday. The movie is about the successful revolt that led Haiti to its independence from France.Here’s a list of events scheduled in South Florida this Haitian Heritage Month:City of North MiamiMay 1: Haitian Heritage Month Opening ReceptionMOCA Plaza – 6-9 p.m.May 12: “Through the Eyes of Malfini” Art Exhibition OpensNorth Miami Public Library – 6-8 p.m.May 18: Haitian Flag Day CelebrationMOCA Plaza – 5- 8 p.m.May 27: Haitian Heritage Month Closing CelebrationMOCA Plaza – 6-10 p.m.City of MiamiMay 5: Ayisyen Mwen Ye Art ExhibitLittle Haiti Cultural Complex – 10 a.m.May 6: Tour of Little Haiti – Taste the CultureCaribbean Marketplace – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.8th Annual ZakafestLittle Haiti Cultural Complex 1-11 p.m.May 7: Little Haiti Soccer Cup FinaleLittle Haiti Soccer Park – 4 p.m.May 11: Haitian Heritage Month ReceptionHaitian Cultural Arts Alliance – 6 p.m.May 12: Day of ServiceToussaint L’Ouverture Memorial Garden – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.Sant La GalaHard Rock Stadium – 6:30 p.m. – MidnightMay 18: Haitian Flag Day Celebration130 NE 62nd Street – 7:30– 10 p.m.May 20: 19th Annual Haitian Compas FestivalBayfront Park — 3 p.m.May 25: Poetry SlamHaitian Heritage Museum – 7 – 9 p.m.City of North Miami BeachMay 5: Haitian Heritage Month Exhibition Opening CeremonyNMB Library – 6 – 9 p.m.Miami ShoresMay 5: Screening of “Toussaint L’Ouverture”O Cinema – 6:30 p.m.