Crantock adds to development team

Alex Batty (l) with Becky Hornabrook
Alex Batty (l) with Becky Hornabrook

Cornwall’s Crantock Bakery has expanded its new product development team to meet increasing demand.

Food & nutrition graduate Alex Batty has joined the Indian Queens-based firm in the newly-created role of new product development (NPD) technician.

The move follows the appointment last year of NPD manager Becky Hornabrook, who was brought in to expand the company’s range of Cornish pasties and bake-off products.

Crantock Bakery’s operations director, Matthew Hurry, said: “We spend a lot of time working on developing specific products for our clients – often to highly demanding specifications – and our NPD team allows us to continue with this as well as adding new lines to our range for consumers.

“Becky’s work has been so successful that we realised she needed some support, so we’re delighted to welcome Alex Batty who will bring valuable depth of experience to the team. In particular, Alex’s experience in maintaining high standards of quality assurance will be the perfect support for Becky.”