Europe’s leading baked confectionery partner
Based in Glenamaddy, Co Galway in the West of Ireland, West bake operates a state of the art, 44,000 sq foot bakery. Our strong team is dedicated to producing the freshest and most delicious muffins, cookies and cakes that customers around Europe love and enjoy.
Our dedicated Quality Team ensure our foods are consistent, traceable and clean label. The team ensures at all times that we exceed the requirements laid down by the F.S.A “Food Standards Agency” All our systems and processes are totally compliant with the principles of H.A.C.C.P. in line with B.R.C.. Our technical standards have seen us awarded Grade A accreditation.
West Bake supplies frozen, ambient and long life products, frozen is preferred when there is a need to display a controlled number of products at any one time, keeping the remainder frozen to remain in optimum condition. Long life and ambient products require very little handling and are instantly ready to display.
West Bake employs a team of people who work with clients to take their concept and provide the skillset and support to bring it to reality. We will guide or assist in every aspect of development including, branding, marketing, sourcing unique ingredients, labelling, allergen information, transport and traceability. Contact us and see for yourself how flexible our services can be.
West Bake offers services to suit your requirements, whether you need off the shelf products, or your existing range continued or updated or to develop an exclusive branded product range we have the expertise on hand to deliver.
MEET THE WEST BAKE TEAM
Andrew Robinson. M.D.
Andrew has a lifetimes experience in the bakery industry, since 1988 he has held various senior management positions in companies including, Irwins Bakery, William Jacksons and Fletchers Bakery has been with West Bake since 2007.
Kevin o' Connor. Director
Kevin has spent all of his working life in the bakery industry. has been involved and owned other successful bakeries, he has been with West Bake since it’s transformation in 2007
Aiden Fanning Director.
Aiden is following a long family tradition, being a third generation baker. For the past 33years has been the Managing Director of Fanning Bros: an engineering company specialising within the bakery industry.
Peadar Shanks. General Manager.
Peadar has spent his whole career in the bakery industry. Since joining West Bake in 2007, he has always striven to maintain West Bake as a major force within the bakery sector. Peadar has worked continuously to implement both innovative management business strategies and introduce lean manufacturing principles
Paddy Neilan. Head of Operations
After a career as a craft baker, which won Paddy much acclaim in the Irish Bakery Industry, he joined West Bake in 2005 as Senior Supervisor/Baker. since that time he has excelled in various roles culminating in his current position. As well as being responsible for all day to day operations in the factory Paddy still holds on to his values as a traitional skilled baker which proves invaluable in producing quality products.
Louise Gibbons. Technical Manager
With over 11 years’ experience in food sector ‘Louise’ has gained Extensive Technical, Quality Assurance, Product Development and Operational knowledge – Key areas of expertise encompass the Development, Implementation, Validation and Verification of Operational, Food Safety & Quality Assurance systems including establishing and maintaining compliance with BRC Global Standards for Food Safety, Bord Bia Quality Assurance Standards, Leading Customer Brand Standards and the appropriate EU Directives.
Jason Finnegan. S.C. Manager
Just like the rest of the management team Jason joined West Bake in 2007. He is a proven problem solver, has extensive technical training and hands on experience in Supply Chain Management and is always willing to discuss individual customer and supplier logistical requirements.
Business Development Managers are available both in Ireland and the UK, with the required skills and ability to assist our clients in optimizing sales and recognising opportunity for development. However as part of our business development startegy we feel it’s of great importance that your first point of contact should be with the General Manager Peadar Shanks who can explain why having West Bake as a business partner would be a great advantage to your company.