A BAKERY in Norton has recognised one of its staff on his 10-year anniversary at the business.

Andrew Coe is a profoundly-deaf pastry maker working at the Original Baker.

Andrew has worked with pastry throughout his career, initially in Scotland and later moving to Malton.

He was employed by Gill Ridgard, the founder of successful gourmet pastry business, Yorkshire Baker, initially in 2009.

The business, which supplies premium pastry products to independent food-retailers, changed its name in 2013 and rebranded again to the Original Baker in February this year.

Gill Ridgard, managing director of the Original Baker, said that Andrew is “a playful character, much-loved by his colleagues”.

He received an engraved watch along with the surprise unveiling of a commemorative plaque on the wall of his workstation.

Gill presented the watch to Andrew and said: “We didn’t want the day to go by without acknowledging and thanking Andrew for his hard work.

“He is a very, very important part of the team.”