pladis is one of the world’s fastest-growing global snacking companies. The parent company of McVitie’s, Meredith & Drew and Jacob’s, they’re the proud steward of over 300 years of family baking and confectionery expertise.

BRINGING HAPPINESS TO THE WORLD IN EVERY BITE 

Formed in 2016, pladis is the proud steward of more than 300 years’ baking and confectionery heritage. At heart, they are bakers and chocolatiers. They're good at what they do, and their technical strength and ability to compete across the spectrum of the snacks market can’t be matched.

 

The expertise of their 16,000 global workforce spans 25 factories in 11 countries and is founded on collaboration, agility and resilience. pladis people are passionate about what they do, using their insightful knowledge of consumers to fulfil their promise ‘to bring happiness to the world with every bite’. This, combined with rapid speed to market abilities, means they understand what people want to eat and can bring it to them quickly – wherever they are in the world.

 

As a responsible business, delivering the highest quality products and exceptional service, pladis’ products are distributed to reach potentially 4 billion people across the world.

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#FLIPZBAKES SPONSORS FUTURE CHEF COMPETITION

This year pladis continued their support of Springboard UK’s Future Chef competition by hosting the #FlipzBakerz National School Baking Competition.

Springboard UK helps people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the hospitality industry.

 

Its Future Chef competition is the largest National School cooking programme in the UK, engaging over 700 schools and 16,00 students. The winner will receive an entry to a GAME Belong Party and runners up will receive Wireless headsets and Flipz snack boxes. Check back after December 4th to find out who took the title.

DISPELLING THE STIGMA ATTACHED TO MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

In the aftermath of the pandemic, many of us will have mixed feelings about returning to work and may have experienced trauma or loss. Therefore, it's important to be ready to start and respond to a mental health conversation. Pladis have partnered with Hospitality Action to raise awareness of mental health in the hospitality industry, recognising the personal and professional challenges people face, and providing support to those who need it.

Earlier this year they produced two case study videos. The first features Faye De Souza a sous chef with Compass who experienced a breakdown at a young age. The second features HA Ambassador Mitchell Collyer who shares his experiences of coming to terms with a new life after recovering from a serious illness. Click below to watch both videos or learn tips on how you can start a mental health conversation with your employees or colleagues at work.

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SEARCHING FOR THE BEST DECORATED BISCUIT

In association with NAPA, the experts in providing activities for people in care settings, pladis have been on the hunt for the nation's best-decorated biscuit.

 

The competition challenged care homes across the country to get creative and make a biscuit masterpiece built on a memory.

 

The winning entry, from Brandon House in Coventry, was based on a biscuit garden with a church, pond and greenhouse. Residents. Residents and the care team won an afternoon tea package worth up to £1,000.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT RANGE?

Hygiene and cross-contamination have never been more at the forefront of people’s minds across all industries than it has right now. pladis pride themselves on producing their high-quality products in a number of varied pack formats. 

 

Click through to see their portion pack range, specifically created for the healthcare and the hospitality sectors.