Our Team

Although we only have six faces featured here, all the team members are important in the bakery. With our own in-house Development, Technical and Engineering teams, we are well equipped to deal with whatever opportunities come our way. Keep an eye on our Instagram page where will be featuring the other members of our family.

Suresh Patel

Suresh Patel
Managing Director

Suresh is a man with a “can do” mentality. Always willing to try out new ideas. With 30 years experience in producing traybakes, a wonderful way with people, it is no surprise so many of his team he left behind when he sold his old business in 2011 rejoined him when Heavenly Bakes was launched in 2016.

Antonio Monteiro

Antonio Monterio
Operations Manager

Antonio or “Ant” as he is fondly known is the superman who makes things happen. Never one for letting customers down he will always try to juggle his workload around if a new unexpected order comes in. One of the senior management team who rejoined Suresh in 2016.

Pauline Kennedy

Pauline Kennedy
New Product Development Manager

Pauline heads the development team, always looking for new products to introduce to our branded range but also helping our third-party customers fine-tune their recipes. Seems to fit 36 hours into every day. Another of the senior team who rejoined Suresh in 2016.

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Uma Velayutham
Factory Accountant

Every successful business has to have its “bean counters” and Uma is one of the best. Besides running the Company Accounts, she also is in charge of the office team and makes sure all-new recipes are fully costed out to ensure we give our customers excellent value for money. The third and final member of the team who rejoined Suresh in 2016.

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John Kennedy
Commercial Manager

John joined the team in 2018, with a brief to raise the profile of the business. After 30 years of selling ingredients into the bakery manufacturers, he has gone from poacher to gamekeeper. John looks after developing business with new customers, sourcing new ingredients, and increasing brand awareness through social media.

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Trish Ashby
Technical Manager

Trish joined the team in September 2020. Bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience gained in some large Blue Chip Companies. In addition to Technical issues, Trish is also responsible for ensuring our quality teams produce the quality of products our customers demand.