AAK consults over closure of Oldham plant

first_imgUp to 40 jobs could go at AAK Bakery Services if a proposal to close its Oldham site in March 2012 gets the go-ahead.Staff at the site, which supplies oils, emulsifiers/stabilisers, release agents and fats to the baking industry, are now being consulted after Swedish parent AarhusKarlshamn conducted a UK operational review.HR manager for the UK Les Bales said AAK was now talking to all its employees: “We are not looking at closure until 2012 we want to try and mitigate job losses as much as possible.”Bales said it had similar operations in both Hull and Oldham and aimed to have facilities for bakery and food ingredients on one site. He added that it aimed to bring in changes this year.”We want to strengthen marketing and development and build our NPD function. There will be a £1.5m investment in our facilities, skills and capability we want to focus on supporting our customers, improving our technical services and people skills.”Added Bales: “We’re working closely with our sites in Denmark and Sweden and integrating into one European supply chain.” The company said it would look to move and redeploy people if possible following the review, such as to Runcorn.AAK operates in three business areas: chocolate and confectionery fats, food ingredients, technical products and feed.last_img read more

John Travolta to Talk Summer Lovin’ in the West End

first_img As for playing one of the most iconic roles in musical theater that will be recreated in high school auditoriums for generations to come? “I love that ‘You’re The One That I Want’ is the number one duet in the history of music. It’s not an easy achievement to have. You can’t predict that kind of thing.” You’d think those hips wouldn’t move as well as they used to, but he completely killed it with his Adam Shankman choreographed moves as Edna in Hairspray. Travolta admitted, “I never used to look forward to any exercise but dance, but I look forward to it now.”  We got chills, they’re multiplyin’! John Travolta’s famous chin dimple and baby blues are making their way to London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, to chat about the highs and lows of life in the spotlight in A Conversation with John Travolta. You’ve seen him moving his pelvis on screen in Grease and Saturday Night Fever (actually, even in the film adaptation of Hairspray), but on February 16 the Oscar nominee will open up on stage to host Barry Norman, as well as take questions from audience members. Norman replaces the previously announced Jonathan Ross. View Commentscenter_img “If you had told me I would play a president or a heroin addict hit man or even that role [playing the mother] in Hairspray, those are not roles I would conjure up from my own imagination,” Travolta admitted to London’s Evening Standard. Well yeah, we’ll always think of him as the sexy guy with amazing rhythm, swinging his hips for perm having, spandex-clad ladies. Londonlast_img read more