Our history

Our history

Our people

At the heart of any business is its people and we’ve got a brilliant bunch here at our bakery, they’re always happy to help one another and keep our bakery a happy place. Some of our employees have been with us for all of their working lives. This is something very rare in this day and age, and is therefore very special to us.

Soreen Team
Graham Murray

Graham Murray (Master Baker)

Graham, or ‘Dr. Soreen’ as he’s affectionately known, has worked at our Bakery for 33 years, and just like his Father, Bob, (who worked at Soreen before him), there isn’t a thing that Graham doesn’t know about Soreen, and if there is, then it probably isn’t worth knowing.

Graham is our ‘Master Baker’, and ensures that every bite of Soreen product is as deliciously squidgy as it should be.

In addition to the expertise he lends to our bakery, Graham helps mentor more junior members of the bakery team to ensure their development and safe working. There really is no better man for the job!

Stefan Urban

Stefan Urban

Stefan started his employment with Soreen in 2004 aged 17, just after finishing school and before he started college (the day after passing his driving test to be exact!). Back then Stefan used to work at the bakery each weekend, cleaning the machinery whilst production was stopped to get everything nice and shiny.

After college, Stefan went to University to study Marketing and once he’d graduated he was keen to put his degree in to practice. Stefan was eager to stay at Soreen and enquired about a job in the Marketing dept. After the exchange of a few emails and some brief meetings he was given the role of Marketing Exec.

Now 30 years old, Stefan still works for Soreen and has progressed to Assistant Brand Manager. If you’ve ever chatted to us on social media (@SoreenHQ) there’s a good chance you’ve been talking to him!

Heather Gaskell

Heather Gaskell

Heather is responsible for ensuring that our bakery provides a safe working environment for our employees. Always on the lookout for areas that can be improved, we all know that we’re in safe hands.

Mark Simester

Mark Simester

When Mark isn’t at the bakery ensuring the smooth running of the Soreen business, he can be found spending time with his family or representing Soreen doing some form of sports activity – usually eating a Malt Loaf Bar to keep his energy levels up.

Mark is a real people person and is obsessed with talking to anyone he meets about Soreen and looking for suggestions on how he can improve the business. If you’ve got any suggestions for Mark why not drop him a line HERE – he’d be delighted to hear from you!