David Yates

Managing Director


David, as Managing Director, is responsible for the overall running of the business, driving the business forward to grow and improve all aspects within.


David has been working in the industry since his teenage years. He began his journey at Luke Evans Bakery in the dispatch department and gradually worked his way up to Managing Director through hard work and dedication.


It is David's customer focused approach and care for his employees which is circulated across the business achieving high standards and quality service.

Helen Yates

Operations Director


Helen, as Operations Director, oversees the factory of over 50 staff to deliver continuous operational improvement.


Helen's primary focus is to monitor quality control of Luke Evans products and to administer food safety and hygiene, to continually improve the business.


Laura O'Beirne

Office Manager


Laura is a key member of the Luke Evans team and is responsible for all office processes. Her main focuses involve credit control and dealing with customer accounts.

Laura first showed her interest in the food and catering sector by joining Luke Evans Bakery in 2014 as our shop manager. Laura has since transferred her many skills to efficiently run the office team.


Simon Orme

General Manager


Simon, as General Manager is one of the key drivers of Luke Evans Bakery. Simon assists David in ensuring everything from the employees to the production are in the right place to achieve the corporate goals.Simon joined us as a van lad in 1998. His enthusiastic personality, hard work and loyalty to Luke Evans Bakery has enabled Simon to be promoted to General Manager over the years.


Additionally, it has prodvided Luke Evans with a skillful and knowedgeable general manager who has a great understanding for all aspects of the business. We are privaledged to have him here as he continues to drive the business forward and mantain our high standards.

Craig Storer

Sales Manager


Craig is our Sales Manager and has been a delight. His excellent communication skills and ability to work well in a team has proved popular with our customers, enabling the business to drive forward.  He is a key addition to Luke Evans workforce, who is always going that one step further to increase our large customer base.


Craig joined us as a van lad over 24 years ago when he was a young teenager. His hardwork and loyalty enabled him to progress from the area of despatch to Luke Evans Bakery Sales Manager. 


Annabelle Cassidy

Marketing Coordinator

Annabelle is our Marketing Coordinator responsible for our digital and traditional marketing campaigns and strategies. Her main focus has been to improve the bakery's website in which she oversees and creates all website content, imagery and even the whole design to help communicate with our customers more efficiently and improve our brand identity.  

With a passion for people and a creative flare, Annabelle has used her knowledge and skills to optimise our social media channels and create numerous email campaigns to customers with the latest news, offers and events. 

Michelle Lowde

Shop Manager


Michelle has been responsible for overseeing the shop and our wonderful shop ladies since 2016. She has brought her own creative ideas to Luke Evans which is apparent in the shops display and layout.

Day to day Michelle makes sure excellent customer service is always delivered in our shop and that all products sold are of Luke Evans quality.

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