Our Breadwinner team

Brief profiles of The Breadwinner team

We are proud of our team who work together to deliver the highest quality baked goods from our Edinburgh premises.

Kris McVey

Kris McVey, Managing Director

Kris started working in the bakery as a boy, where he would help his Dad on the table in the bakery, and then later went on to run our retail shops and cafes. He then studied Business and Psychology at University, then went on to work in banking as a Project Manager. So from baking to banking he returned to baking again in 2010 and helped us grow the business - moving us to our new home at South Gyle.

Sarah McVey

Sarah McVey, Financial Director

Sarah is a qualified Actuary with 10 years experience working in financial services, she brings an abundance of experience to the company and her eye for detail is second to none.

Sean McVey

Sean McVey, Founder/Master Craftsman Baker

Our Master Baker with over 50 years baking experience, who founded our bakery in 1973. Sean heads up our team of master bakers and apprentices. Committed to excellence and product innovation, Sean is always trying out new ideas. As a problem-solver, his ingenuity and creativity are such an asset. Sean loves to see others enjoying breads and baked goods – both making and eating!

Lesley McVey

Lesley McVey, Founding Director

Lesley founded the bakery in 1973, and has managed our bakery through all that time. She continues to provide support in the strategic leadership and focuses much of her time on the set up of our displays with our Scotmid Concessions. Lesley delights in seeing people follow their dreams and enjoys time outdoors with her beautiful dog.

Paul McCraw

Paul McCraw, Bakery Manager

Paul is our most experienced and longest serving baker. While most of us are sleeping, he cycles five miles to work (rain, hail or shine). Over the years he has built up his baking skills and is now one of the best and most consistent bakers around.

Craig Powley

Craig Powley, Bakery Manager

Craig hails from Canada, and fell in love with a Scottish lass - their loss is our gain! He is multi-talented: a skilled baker, administrator and ambassador for The Breadwinner. Being warm and hospitable he is a vital part of our management team and heads up our apprenticeship program.

Gareth Greenshields

Gareth Greenshields, Office Manager

Gareth has been apart of the Breadwinner family for two years now, his sense of humor and passion for singing a tune in the office always makes our staff more at ease. Gareth enjoys spending time at the gym and walking his French bulldogs.

Simone Lark

Simone Lark, Head of Marketing

Also a Canuck, Simone moved to Edinburgh from Canada after finishing her Bachelor's of Business & Administration at the University of Winnipeg. She enjoys spending time at the local food markets in Edinburgh and taking trips up to the highlands.

Sinead Ward

Sinead Ward, Assistant Office Manager

Sinead is legend. After high school, Sinead enrolled in an apprenticeship specialized in computing and shortly thereafter as an office junior at the Breadwinner in 2014. Within two years, her warm and friendly personality as well as excellent work ethic led her to become our Assistant Office Manager.

Diane Petil

Diane Petil, Office Administrator

Diane has been working as our Office Administrator for a wee bit over a year now, after she had left school and transitioned into a apprenticeship scheme. Her hard work, attention to detail, and positive attitude make her an asset to the Breadwinner family.

Raymond Scott

Raymond Scott, Bookkeeper

Raymond is our much appreciated, totally reliable book-keeper of more than 20 years. His attention to detail means the work he does is a great attribute to us: he has been a big part of the Breadwinner journey. Our golden oldie who has still much to offer, Raymond is a keen gardener and family man.

Lukasz Czajczynski

Lukasz Czajczynski, Delivery Manger

Along with his team of 6 driver he skilfully plans our delivery routes - negotiates the roads and traffic to get our customers on time. For Lukasz nothing is too much trouble and his is a great asset to our team and our customers!

Ronald Scott

Ronald Scott, Baker & Assistant Manager

Ronald has worked his way up within the company as a baker and now assistant manager. He has great technical skill, passion for his trade and the ability to train and motivate his team.