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Walkers Shortbread chairman knighted

Jim Walker CBE, Director and third generation of Walker’s Shortbread, is to be appointed a Knight Bachelor in recognition of “exceptional services to the food industry,” the company announced.

“I am extremely honored and touched to receive this honor from Her Majesty the Queen. It comes as a complete surprise and is very humbling. I would like to say thank you to my family and many lifelong friends and colleagues at Walker’s Shortbread Ltd who have given me amazing support over the last 60 years,” Walker said in a post.

The Walker family started baking shortbread in the Speyside village of Aberlour, where they remain to this day. Joseph Walker founded the company when he opened his village bakery in 1898.

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