Flour Power City Bakery launches café

first_imgFlour Power City Bakery is launching its first bakery café in the new year, British Baker can reveal.The Lewisham-based bakery business will be opening the new outlet on 1 January 2013 on Monson Road in Tunbridge Wells, which will become the company’s pilot bakery shop.As a result of the move, Flour Power City has hired three new members of staff for the café and will be taking on a professional barista in 2013 to serve a selection of organic coffees alongside the company’s bakery goods.Lisa Brook, managing director of Flour Power City Bakery, told British Baker: “When I took over the business a couple of years ago, I inherited three shops, two of which we decided to close. However, the site in Tunbridge Wells I felt had potential and, come August, the franchisees who were running the shop decided not to run it any more.“So I could have closed it down and pay the lease off. However, after meeting Mary Portas earlier on in the year at the Pro-retail show, hosted by independent national wholesaler Palmer & Harvey, I took a look at the shop and thought I would have a go at it.”She added that the shop will receive around £10,000-worth of investment, which includes the refurbishment of the site and equipment.“My vision has always been to have Flour Power cafés, but it’s all about regeneration rather than leaving another empty shop on the high street and employing people, and it’s something that I know we can make work.”Flour Power City Bakery currently employs 45 members of staff and produces approximately 70,000 handmade bakery products each week. It supplies its range of organic breads and to such customers as Leon Restaurants.last_img read more

Read More »

How Arsenal’s squad has reacted to Mikel Arteta’s first training sessions

first_imgHow Arsenal’s squad has reacted to Mikel Arteta’s first training sessions Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 24 Dec 2019 1:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.7kShares Mikel Arteta will take charge of Arsenal for the first time at Bournemouth on Boxing Day (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has left a positive impression on some of the more sceptical members of Arsenal’s first team squad following his initial training sessions.The former club captain’s appointment as Unai Emery’s permanent successor was finally confirmed last week, and the 37-year-old watched from the stands as Arsenal laboured to a goalless draw at Everton last weekend.Arteta officially started his new role on Sunday and has led several training sessions ahead of Arsenal’s next fixture against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.According to the Athletic, via the Ornstein and Chapman podcast, several senior players were dubious about Arteta’s credentials given his lack of experience.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTPierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brother even tweeted his dismay over the decision to install Pep Guardiola’s former assistant at Manchester City as the new head coach. Comment Bournemouth v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:07FullscreenBournemouth v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/bournemouth-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-pre-match-press-conference-2075672/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.But Arteta’s start in his new job is said to have impressed some of the doubters in the ranks, while he immediately attempted to assert his authority during a rondo exercise.Several players tried to outwit their teammates using tricks and flicks, but Arteta bluntly pointed out ‘You don’t do this during the match, so why are you doing it now?’Arteta is still putting his backroom team together, meanwhile, with the likes of former Everton No.2 Steve Round and Brentford goalkeeping coach Inaki Cava Pavon likely to join imminently.Current Wales No.2 Albert Stuivenberg is also a target, while Freddie Ljungberg, who had been holding the fort on an interim basis following Emery’s departure, has been invited to stay on.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I spoke to Freddie after the [Everton] game,’ Arteta confirmed on Monday. ‘I told him my idea and the people I wanted to bring to form my coaching staff, their roles and responsibilities of each of them.‘I wanted to know what he was feeling, I wanted to know what he had in mind, what his expectations were. We talked and we made a decision that the best thing was for him to stay with us.‘I think he knows the players, he knows the situation, he knows the history of where we’re coming from and also his knowledge of the game is going to really help us to be better.’MORE: Mikel Arteta wants to add Albert Stuivenberg to Arsenal coaching staffMORE: Arsenal have no option to recall William Saliba in January transfer window Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Read More »