Relationship fundraising has been the buzzword of the nineties, but is another concept likely to take its place? Stephen Pidgeon, chairman of advertising and marketing company Target Direct, thinks so. Pondering in ThirdSector magazine on the impact of face-to-face fundraising, he writes: “Forget relationship fundraising – it is a nineties concept. In the 2000s we will be talking about Feedback Fundraising.” Howard Lake | 2 October 1999 | News 29 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pigeon’s prediction Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Manchester-based Martins Foods will invest £1.5m in new equipment after buying cake firm Mellors from administration.Martins, which has a turnover of £10.4m and a chain of 28 shops, bought Mellors in April, saving 60 jobs, and has now secured funding from NatWest to boost capacity. New proving equipment and line upgrades are planned at the former Mellors site in Southport, which makes Chelsea buns, Belgian buns, cinnamon buns and fruit toast for supermarkets and foodservice suppliers. An additional cake line will be installed at the central 50,000sq ft Newton Heath bakery, which supplies its shops with over 200 different products.Martins also has a 10,000sq ft facility in Llandudno, making Eccles cakes, and a 30,000sq ft site in Radcliffe, supplying products such as brownies and scones to ISBs and coffee shops.The Radcliffe bakery has recently been improved, with a new roof and enlarged weighing and mixing areas. The company also plans to double the capacity of its tart lines at the site and install new cooling equipment.Neil Martin, Martins MD, said the company had focused on supplying coffee shops with frozen cakes and pastries in recent years, with the Mellors deal enlarging its product range.