Based on ancient and well-kept family recipes, the Dierinck family has passed on the passion for artisan bread from generation to generation. Christophe Dierinck (52) grew up with the heat of the ovens and the smell of freshly baked bread. From a young age, he helped his parents in the baker’s shop, first in Melsele and then in Nieuwpoort. He has managed Madie’s Boerenbrood since 1993. His son Alexander (25) and daughter Amandine (21) have also chosen a career as a baker.
The work of a lifetime. There's no better way to describe the realisations of Locus Developments. Since biologists Dirk Valvekens (55) and Ann Van Gysel (53) developed an interest in the rusty sheds and empty warehouses of De Muide, they have moved heaven and earth to revitalise the once so lively neighbourhood in the former heart of the Ghent cotton industry.
This time we visited Callens, a Belgian family business located in Waregem and established in 1966.
Before entering the Callens premises, you immediately notice the company's strong human touch. You’re welcomed by a gigantic poster with the faces of the employees.
Voeders d'Aussy in Torhout specialises in compound feed for pigs, cattle, poultry and other small livestock. It is a young and dynamic family business located in the heart of West Flanders in an industrial estate in Torhout. During our visit we meet Stephan d'Aussy, the owner and driving force behind the fifth-generation family business, and Dieter Pattyn, who has been Stephan's right hand and loyal sparring partner for 14 years.