People and Training

Haywood & Padgett Ltd

Our people, the key to our success

Wayne has always believed that the people employed at The Bakery are the key to our success.

Every member of staff is valued and we are always keen to encourage development and to provide relevant training to ensure that their skills are kept up to date.

We worked with the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink to guarantee our training provider could deliver relevant training for our specific baking requirements.

These are some of our recent training achievements and new courses that we are involved with:

  • Diploma in Management Studies with Huddersfield University.
  • Leadership and Management for supervisors and managers at Levels 2 and 3 with Barnsley College.
  • City & Guilds Proficiency in Industrial Baking Level 2 with Sheffield College.
  • EAL Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (QCF) with AMRC, (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre). We have employed new staff on this 3 year apprenticeship course.
  • We have also been busy rolling out courses across the workforce in Manual Handling and Kinetics, Equal Opportunities legislation and supervisory and communication skills.

To sustain a forward moving Company we are always reviewing our training options to develop the skills and knowledge of our entire workforce.

Wayne Padgett

Wayne Padgett
Managing Director

We are fully committed to the Stronger Together organisation which tackle modern slavery in supply chains.

We incorporate the Stronger Together message with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) basecode as a specific training programme for employees and induction for new appointments.

We ensure that our agency worker providers demonstrate full commitment to Stronger Together.

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Managing Director

From starting with a rolling pin, scone cutter and a desire to succeed Wayne has propelled Haywood & Padgett from a small rented unit to become the world’s largest manufacturer of scones.

Along the way there have been trials and tribulations but a drive to grow and continually improve the business coupled with hard work and commercial acumen have overcome all of these.

Today Wayne is still based at the Bakery in Barnsley and along with his wife Michelle, daughter Becky and son Luke have turned Haywood & Padgett in to a true family business.

Wayne has always believed that his staff are his greatest asset and has treated them accordingly. The number of long serving members of staff and the atmosphere at The Bakery certainly pay testament to this. When called upon to do so Wayne will still don his whites and help out in the Bakery – he just doesn’t have to use the rolling pin these days!

During his well-earned time away from the business Wayne is committed to keeping fit and healthy – which is great news for Scone Lovers around the world!



They say that behind every great man is a great woman but Michelle and Wayne have stood side by side though 29 years of marriage and the building of the Haywood & Padgett business. Michelle has been involved with the family business from the start and has seen it grow, along with her family, as she and Wayne have four children together.

To this day, Michelle remains an active member of Haywood & Padgett and particularly enjoys the New Product Development process. Michelle’s intuition for the next trend is second to none and her eye for design ensures that we not only have great products but great packaging too. It has also paid dividends with the expansion of the Bakery and the redevelopment of the existing buildings.

When away from the business Michelle is passionate about fitness and is undertaking a level 3 Personal Fitness course and in the small amount of free time that she gets she loves shopping too!



Becky officially joined Haywood & Padgett in 2009 after growing up around the business.

Keen to understand every element of how Haywood & Padgett works Becky started at the bottom and was determined to work in departments throughout the family business. This has given Becky an encyclopedic knowledge of the Bakery and gained her the respect of everyone.

Not content with working long hours and weekends, Becky also undertook studies at Huddersfield University to compliment the practical experience that she has gained and has a Masters Degree in Business. With all this hard work, we all know that the future of the family business is secure.

Key Personnel


Operations Manager

Back in the summer of ’96 Mark started a temporary job with Haywood & Padgett as a Packing Operative and thankfully he is still here – although not in the same position.

Mark’s leadership and organisational skills were soon noticed and it wasn’t long before he was promoted to Shift Supervisor. The ink was barely dry on the contract before Mark made the quickest promotion in the company’s history to become Shift Manager.

The inevitable eventually happened and Mark is now the Operations Manager working the long hours necessary to keep the nations shelves full of our fantastic scones.

We don’t know where he finds the time but Mark still puts on his football boots to give his midfield masterclass each week. However, we have learnt not to ask the score on a Monday morning unless he is smiling!


Technical / Quality Manager

A long serving member of the team; Paul has been with Haywood & Padgett for over 15 years.

With more than 20 years’ experience in Technical and Quality Management Paul has had a huge input at Haywood & Padgett. His dedication has ensured that we have the systems in place to maintain the highest standards possible and to consistently bake the delicious scones that the nation treasures.

After his daily bicycle commute Paul loves nothing more than donning his whites and getting on to the bakery floor where the magic happens!


Company Accountant

Since Quarter 3 in 2015 Andy has been the chief ‘bean counter’ at Haywood & Padgett and quickly developed an impressive reputation in what is a new industry to him.

Following University, Andy has worked in Practise, been an auditor, worked for international fashion brands and been a hot shot in London. Luckily for us he has been able to bring all of that knowledge with him, which has been invaluable with the growth that we are experiencing.

When not thinking about scones, Andy can be found training for his favourite event the Triathlon or trying not to be a competitive dad when cheering on his son at football.


Commercial Manager

By joining the Haywood & Padgett family, Ian has returned to his roots by coming back to work in Barnsley.

After several years of working in various manufacturing industries outside of Yorkshire it is great to have repatriated him!

With a strong track record in Sales and Commercial Management you will find him in his natural habitats; either on the road visiting customers or in the office with his head in a spreadsheet.


Logistics Manager

Another of the team with a long serving history at Haywood & Padgett, Tim started 18 years ago, as a Warehouse Operative. Tim’s talents were obvious from the start and he quickly moved through the ranks to become Warehouse and Logistics Manager.

Working in tandem with Mark, our Bakery Manager, Tim ensures we bake and transport millions of scones every day to keep the nation stocked up on their favourite treats.

As well as being our Logistics Guru Tim is our sporting hero too. He is the former Barnsley and District Doubles Snooker Champion – his playing partner – Wayne Padgett of course!


Hygiene Manager

Originally hailing from Liverpool, Carl was handpicked to join the Bakery in 2018 and having made the transition across the Pennines to Yorkshire he made an immediate and impressive impact on the team.

In his younger years Carl served Queen and Country, as an Army Reservist for 26 years and was called up for active service in 2004 to serve in Iraq. Having seen active service there is nothing that can phase our battle hardened hero.

Along side his successful army career Carl hasworked in retail as a Senior Store Manager, in Facilities Management as a Regional Manager overseeing Blue Chip accounts and for a number of years now as a Hygiene Manager within the food industry.

As well as being incredibly professional and thorough in his work, Carl also possesses the legendary humour that the people of Liverpool are famed for…..although as an Everton fan he needs it more than most!


Haywood &  Ltd the family run bakery

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