Following a successful recruitment campaign with Aspen, Scottish Bakers Association along with their training arm National Food and Drink Training recently announced the appointment of Alasdair Smith as their CEO.

Alasdair brings experience in skills and education, lifelong learning and the media sector. He was Scotland Director of Creative Skillset (the sector skills council). Before then, he spent 9 years with SQA & SCOTVEC and brings a wealth of experience in bringing industry together in partnership with further and higher education institutions in Scotland as well as having established links with SQA, SDS, the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Government. Alasdair has also achieved his Masters in Business Administration at Strathclyde Graduate Business School along with Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at University of Strathclyde.

Scottish Bakers was established in 1891 and represents & promotes interests of the bakery trade in Scotland. They aim to be an integral part of each member’s business operation providing a range of specialist support services for Bakeries of all sizes. They provide a valuable source of advice, information, assistance and skills and training development for bakers and other food and drink sectors throughout Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Most importantly Scottish Bakers belongs to its members, and they are there for their benefit and are proud of their motto “For the Good of All.” Their vision & mission is to be recognised by the Scottish Bakery Trade as a world class Trade Association supporting their members to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their customers and to be recognised by all stakeholders as the authoritative voice of the bakery trade in Scotland.

The organisation has successfully established the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards as well as Scottish Baker of the Year Awards, both making positive impacts to their members and beyond.

We would like to wish both Alasdair and Scottish Bakers all the best for the future. 

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