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RedBlack Software appoints Brett Jones as account manager for the South of England and Wales

APRIL 25, 2016, YORK, UK – RedBlack Software has appointed Brett Jones to the position of account manager. Based in Bristol, he will have particular responsibility for the South of England and Wales.

RedBlack is the creator of the popular Cybake range of bakery management systems. Jones, who is 32, has spent his entire career in the food industry. His first job was managing a Somerfield instore bakery.

He continued in the food service industry before joining weighing systems specialist Stevens Group in 2009.

Jones has worked with some of British bakery’s biggest brands as well as major West Country Cybake users like Bristol’s Hobbs House and Penzance-headquartered Warrens Bakery.

Jones says: “My background gives RedBlack someone with comprehensive experience of planning and implementing traceability systems that meet established standards like BRC and SALSA. I also have experience of the food industry outside of baking.”

RedBlack managing director Jane Tyler says: “We already knew Brett from his excellent work with Stevens. For us, he is a very good fit. Not only does he understand the needs of large, enterprise-class food producers, he has a great feel for the challenges that face high street bakers too.

Jones says: “Bristol is a good location from which to cover Southern England. It means RedBlack has better coverage of the whole of the UK. We can improve service to our existing clients down here and we have a dedicated resource to expanding the business in areas that are harder to cover from York.”

The new addition to the RedBlack team is particularly enthusiastic about the firm’s new reseller agreement with weighing, traceability and recipe control specialist SG Systems.

Jones says: “While weighing and traceability put me in familiar territory, SG Systems’ solutions are not locked into expensive proprietary hardware. I fully expect that this will widen their appeal to a much larger market.

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Brett Jones, RedBlack Software’s new Bristol-based account manager for the South of England and Wales

RedBlack Software gives bakers precision recipe control and traceability with innovative new products from America’s SG Systems

APRIL 18, 2016, FOODEX, NEC, UK – RedBlack Software today announces that it has become the exclusive UK reseller of weighing, ingredient control and traceability solutions from North American specialist SG Systems.

Dallas, Texas-headquartered SG Systems is the creator of the SG Systems V5 suite of recipe control, product labelling and warehouse management system solutions. RedBlack Software is well-known in the UK food sector for its market-leading Cybake range of retail and wholesale bakery management solutions.

Jane Tyler, managing director of RedBlack Software, says: “We’ve always worked toward delivering the ultimate end-to-end system for our customers. SG Systems’ V5 solutions give us the last piece of this puzzle – complete control over the shop floor.”

Tyler, who also sits on the management committee of the British Society of Bakers, adds: “While SG Systems’ elegant applications interface perfectly with Cybake, they are best-of-breed in their own right. SG Systems’ software is not locked within expensive weigh-scale hardware. Its apps work on Windows-driven tablets, making them much less expensive than competing offerings and putting precision traceability within the reach of all bakers.”

The only hardware component of the SG Systems range is its SG15 Touch Screen, a NEMA4X (IP66) industrial tablet computer designed for harsh manufacturing environments. The revolutionary SG15 Touch Screen can be plugged into to any modern-day scales to transform them into a SG Systems V5 Formula Control Scale System.

The SG Systems V5 Formula Control Scale System ensures that ingredients are measured and traced accurately and consistently, without costly giveaway or out-of-specification batches.

SG Systems’ Mobile Warehouse Management System (Mobile WMS) works on any Windows tablet; it does not require proprietary hardware. The application manages inventory shipping, receiving and despatch as well as generating shipping labels and delivery notes.

Stuart Hunt, president of SG Systems says: “The management team at SG Systems has known the team at RedBlack for many years. During our search for a distributor for our V5 formula control and lot traceability solutions, they were the obvious choice.

“RedBlack has considerable experience in the craft bakery market in the UK, which is the prime area of focus for our product. We are delighted to begin this relationship and I wish them the very best of luck.”

SG Systems solutions are available from RedBlack Software’s Cybake division from today. They are sold separately from Cybake and can interface with practically any other ERP software.

RedBlack Software’s Cybake team is at Foodex on stand Q299. At this year’s show, RedBlack Software is also announcing the launch of Cybake Instore. See our separate press release: “RedBlack Software gives bakers and food-to-go operators the power of prediction with Cybake Instore” for the full story.

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For more information, contact John Prendergast at RedBlack Software: john.prendergast <at> redblacksoftware.co.uk, tel: 01904 622888.

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The SG15 Touch Screen can be plugged into to any modern-day scales to turn them into a SG Systems V5 Formula Control Scale System