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Walker’s Shortbread has appointed Nicky Walker as its Managing Director with immediate effect.  

Walker joined the family firm 25 years and was appointed to the company’s board in 2007 as Production Director.  

“As Joint-Managing Directors, my father and my Uncle James transformed what was a village bakery into an internationally-renowned business and brand,” he said. 

“Working with other members of the fourth generation and an outstanding Board and management team, I am confident we will achieve great success together.” 

What’s more Bryony Walker, daughter of former Joint-Managing Director Jim Walker, has been appointed to the company’s executive committee in the role of Head of Commercial Strategy, reporting to Commercial Director Steve McCarney.  

Jim Walker now steps aside from day-to-day responsibilities after 60 years of active service but will continue as a Director and will represent the company as an ambassador. 

He added: “I am delighted that my nephew Nicky is taking on the position of Managing Director.  

“His late father and I shared this role for almost sixty years, working closely with our sister Marjorie and it is very rewarding to be passing the reins to the next generation who are ably supported by a fantastic Board and professional management team.”