Hello's & Goodbye's at Bako HQ!

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We are very saddened to see our commercial manager Rob Evans go after 25 years at Bako Wales. Whether you’re a new customer of ours or have been ordering with us for quite some time, chances are you’re aware of Rob. Playing a major role in shaping our cooperative into the successful business it is today, the end of an era is nigh as Rob’s last day is less than a week away on the 24th December.

Rob started in our warehouse back in 1995 and can often be heard reminiscing of the times he used to arrive at work, straight from his mum’s house on his BMX! Over the years, Rob’s determination, knowledge of the industry, and ability to work with others have seen him progress through the business, taking on roles within stock management, purchasing, and sales. Now, after a quarter of a century with Bako Wales, he’s decided the time is right to take on a new challenge and in 2022 will join the team at British Bakels.

Rob Evans’ devotion to Bako Wales over such a long time is an inspiration to the team, and Rob leaves a legacy of loyalty and determination leading to success.  
Dyfed Evans, General Manager at Bako Wales says, ’Rob has always given 110% to the roles he has undertaken with us at the cooperative and I will be extremely sad to see him go. He has been instrumental in developing the sales growth we have experienced over the last 5 years and I know that when in his new position, he will bring the same level of professionalism, knowledge, and determination to succeed that has seen him become such a valued member of the Bako Wales family. I’m sure all will join me in wishing him all the best for the future.’

In Rob Evans’ place, we have Rob Penn – thought we would make it easy and avoid too many new names!
Jokes aside, Rob Penn was part of our customer services team between 2008 and 2013. After leaving Bako Wales, Rob spent years developing new sales roles. Now 8 years later he has returned to us with new skills and extensive knowledge, ready to bring fresh new ideas and drive to help our customers and lead the team. As if he never left, Rob has settled right back in and has hit the ground running already meeting some customers and getting stuck in. 

As the team adapts, we are all supporting Rob in this new beginning. The new year approaches and we are ready for our new chapter with exciting ventures on the horizon. We are kicking off 2022 with our Veganuary range, helping you get involved in the fastest growing food trend with vegan cake mixes, frostings, pasties, and more. If you would like to see the full product list for all of your bakery needs, give our customer service team a call on 01792 890 500. 

This year has been a challenge for all, we want to reassure our customers that the handover procedure is running smoothly as Rob Evans and Rob Penn have already been out visiting customers and will be working together until Rob's last day on Friday. If you have any questions or simply want to wish Rob ‘good luck’, you can do so by emailing rob.evans@bakowales.co.uk. Any queries or hello's for Rob Penn can be sent to robert.penn@bakowales.com.