West Midlands family firm John Dwyer Bakery sold
Family business John Dwyer Bakery has been acquired by Bridgwater Bros, owner of frozen food supplier The UK Foodhall.Founded by John and Jacqueline Dwyer in 1986, the Rugby-based bakery produces, supplies and delivers one-off and batch baked goods to supermarkets, schools, universities and catering companiesThe deal brings Bridgwater’s portfolio of companies to 12 and will enable it to focus on expanding Shrewsbury-based The UK Foodhall.John Dwyer Bakery will continue to operate under its existing brand as a trading subsidiary of Bridgwater.Financial advisors Benchmark International, which oversaw the deal, said The UK Foodhall would benefit from John Dwyer Bakery’s loyal customer base and growth through new products.“I feel confident of the continuing success of John Dwyer Bakery as part of a larger group,” John Dwyer said. “The acquisition will strengthen our market position and we look forward to working with The UK Foodhall to take advantage of the growth opportunities available.”Alex Forshaw, associate director at Benchmark International, added: “Bridgwater Bros is the ideal acquirer to allow John and Jackie to realise their personal objectives while ensuring the continued growth of the company.”The sellers were advised by Benchmark International as lead adviser, and Freeman Fisher LLP as lawyer. The buyer was advised by Marshalls Solicitors.
Paraguayan Parlasur Legislators Uneasy About Argentine Nuclear Plan
By Dialogo March 31, 2011 Paraguayan Parlasur legislators have expressed their concern about an Argentine plan to install a nuclear plant in the border province of Formosa, near the Paraguayan capital, according to a declaration made public on 29 March. If the plan comes to fruition in the border area, “it will constitute a serious threat to public health and to the surrounding ecosystem, due to the risks entailed in an energy source with these characteristics,” according to the declaration. The group of legislators expressed concern about the nuclear plants already in existence in both Argentina and Brazil, two in each of those neighboring countries. They recalled that some countries, such as Venezuela, have suspended nuclear-plant construction projects, and others have taken very old plants, which would not be able to withstand failures or accidents, out of service. At the same time, at the opening of an international meeting on renewable energy, Paraguayan Environment Secretary Oscar Rivas reminded his audience of the tragedy experienced by Japan in relation to its nuclear plants and recalled the risks of atomic energy, still not overcome. Parlasur is the deliberative body of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay).
City Hall, other municipal buildings reopening in Mason City
MASON CITY — Mason City mayor Bill Schickel says City Hall, the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum and the Public Library are all ready to move into their next phase of reopening to the public.Schickel says City Hall will once again open to the public starting Friday morning, with all non-City Hall staff and visitors being asked to check in at the main desk on the first floor prior to proceeding throughout the building. “You’ll notice some new directional signage along with partitions, keeping our social distance guidelines intact. There will also be hand sanitizer stations and partitions, and we’re asking patrons to wear masks if possible when City Hall opens back up on Friday.”The MacNider Art Museum will open to the public starting on Tuesday. “Patrons will be limited to 25 at a time and will be also asked to wear masks. The ceramics studio and the Imagination Playground will remain closed. More information is available at the Museum website.”Schickel says the Public Library will be opening for curbside pickup of books starting on Monday. “Patrons can call ahead and order books for pick up. The pickup site is the Mason City Room entrance area to the Public Library. Public computers are also available for use by appointment. If you would call ahead or go to the library website to schedule your curbside pickup or you’re a computer use, that phone number is 421-3668.”Click here to find the full information about city offices and buildings reopening.