Sandwich manufacturers are wary of being the first to market with a fully-automated sandwich system, according to a report from the British Sandwich Association (BSA).

The impact of Brexit is set to cost Scotland’s food and drink sector around £150m, which could result in around 1,500 jobs losses in the Highlands, according to researchers.

Grocery Aid’s director general Gillian Barker has announced that she will retire at the end of November after 14 years with the charity, with Steve Barnes succeeding Barker as the charity’s chief executive.

Muntons, the Suffolk-based maltster and malted ingredients supplier, has been shortlisted for the Industrial Project of the Year by the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE).

BIAs feature on BBC

04 October, 2016

Baker of the Year Dominic Salter of The Sandwich Box in Cheltenham and Salt Bakehouse has appeared on BBC Points West with his Baking Industry Award (BIA).

Alan Gordon, the well-known PR and marketing expert, who launched his own agency, Merlin Publicity, has died of a cardiac arrest.

A Warburtons-sponsored three-day cycle ride from London to Paris in support of GroceryAid has raised more than £90,000 for the charity.

BIA: a tribute to our sponsors

20 September, 2016

British Baker would like to take the opportunity to thank all of its generous sponsors at the recent Baking Industry Awards, held on 7 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London.

Finalists and winners in the Baking Industry Awards have been in the media spotlight since the ceremony at London’s Hilton Park Lane hotel last week.

British Baker held its annual Baking Industry Awards at the Hilton Park Lane, London last night and, during the evening we caught up with the winners of the categories.

New editor for British Baker

02 September, 2016

British Baker is delighted to announce that Vince Bamford will be joining the magazine as the new editor, effective 10 October.

A leading manufacturer of automated handling equipment for the baking industry, Newsmith Stainless, will bring its extensive expertise in bakery goods production equipment to this year’s International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas.

Bakers have been told by the government to cut the amount of sugar in their products by 20% over the next four years.

Action on Sugar (AOS) has lambasted the government over its “weak obesity strategy”, describing it as “appalling” that no further action to improve the strategy has been taken since the leaked report a few weeks ago.

Hobart cycles for charity

15 August, 2016

Chris Birch, Hobart Warewash’s marketing manager, is to compete in the Springboard Charity’s 240-mile Team Velo London to Paris Cycle Challenge.

New trustees for GroceryAid

10 August, 2016

Food industry charity GroceryAid has added Waitrose’s Mark Williamson and Procter & Gamble’s Helen Tucker to its board of trustees.

Calling all bakery professionals, this is your last call to book yourself a place at the Baking Industry Awards, with only a handful of places up for grabs.

Bakery professionals hoping to attend this year’s Baking Industry Awards are advised to make their bookings without delay.

Grocery Aid, which is the trading name of the National Grocers' Benevolent Fund (NGBF), spent £4.3m on welfare projects, according to its end of year financial results.

New Prime Minister Theresa May has received a message from health campaigners, urging her to make sure the food and drink industry learns from its mistakes, when the government publishes the childhood obesity strategy.

Muntons, the Suffolk-based maltster and malted ingredients supplier, has won a top accolade at the AD and Biogas Industry Awards for its Stowmarket plant.

Science students from Bishop Stopford’s College in Enfield enjoyed an educational day at food ingredients’ company Edme learning about science in the ‘field to fork’ supply chain in the baking industry.

The proposed sugar tax on soft drinks will fail in its health aims, result in fewer jobs and damage the UK’s economy, according to the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA).

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs) 2016. Most have gone, and we don’t want you to miss out. 

The GroceryAid Summer Ball this month in London raised £188k for the food industry charity, the most it has ever made at the event. 

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has warned members not to engage with health charities on product reformulation.

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs) 2016. Over 80% have already gone, and we don’t want you to miss out. 

Food industry charity GroceryAid has appointed a new director general.

The Dispotool Roadshow recently came to the UK, giving industry leaders a chance to see the logistical software in action.

The Federation of Bakers focussed its recent annual conference on the challenges facing the food industry. 

Think you have left it too late to enter the Baking Industry Awards (BIA)? Think again - the deadline has just been extended to 20 May.

Lincoln-based commercial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat has appointed two new managers to its sales team.

It’s the biggest night in bakery – the event when the whole of the industry comes together.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson met staff at the Uxbridge branch of Subway to talk about key issues affecting the food industry.

Are you the very best in bakery? If so, time is running out to enter the prestigious Baking Industry Awards.

Warburtons’ chairman Jonathan Warburton has said that the baking industry doesn’t get enough credit for its work on reducing salt levels.

Industry experts have said that the sugar tax on soft drinks is “a slippery slope”, and the bakery industry could be next.

MPs George Eustice and Nadhim Zahawi spoke at the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) stand at the Big Bang UK Scientist and Engineers Fair in Birmingham last week.

Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, is hosting its first gluten-free networking event for food industry professionals who wish to benefit from the growing gluten-free market. 

Public Health England (PHE), part of the Department of Health, has issued advice on what consumers should and should not be eating.

Despite high street domination by the branded coffee chains, it is independent coffee shops that consumers want, according to new research.

David Brooks, Rosie Glazebrook, Stewart Houston and Paul Williams will serve an initial three year term with the Food Standards Agency (FSA), ending in 2019.

The Scottish government has backed mandatory fortification of flour, but industry association Scottish Bakers had said folic acid is a medical issue, not a bakery one. 

Seven hundred people from across the whole of the grocery industry gathered at the Hilton on Park Lane for the annual Diamond Ball last week. 

GroceryAid has announced that Asda’s chief merchandising officer, Andrew Moore, is the new president of its fundraising committee.

Do you have what it takes to compete against the very best in the industry?

GroceryAid has now opened up applications for apprentices in the grocery industry looking for extra financial support.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has proposed a sugar tax as part of a plan to defuse a “health time bomb”.

Tim Mann, head chef of Patisserie Mark Bennett in Poole, Dorset has judged a charity bake-off in aid of Poole Housing Partnership’ s (PHP’s) Creative Arts for Dementia.

British Baker’s Bakery Business Survey is still open for you to tell us about your experience of the industry.

British Baker is carrying out its third Bakery Business Survey to reveal how the industry looks from the ground and needs YOUR help.

Fiona Kendrick has announced a pledge to treble apprenticeships in the food and drink industry and grow value-added exports a third by 2020.

AAK, the Swedish fats and oil ingredients manufacturer, has scooped a double award at the Food ingredients Europe Innovation awards in Paris.

British Baker is calling on the industry to give us its views about the retail landscape.

Up to 17% of manufacturing and 24% of front-of-house staff leave their jobs every year, a new survey has claimed.

Bakery, catering and food processing supplier Invicta Bakeware has appointed a new business development manager as part of a planned expansion.

As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, the British Society of Bakers (BSB) is offering members who book a place at their upcoming conference the chance to bring a guest along for free.

Video: Baking Industry Awards

21 September, 2015

The Baking Industry Awards may have been and gone for 2015 - but you can relive the glamour of the fabulous evening thanks to our exclusive video.

The prestigious Baking Industry Awards took place at London's Park Lane Hilton and were hosted by Claudia Winkelman.

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers are helping to fund a £3.7m research project investigating the link between diet and health, which will ultimately inform new product development.

Time is running out to guarantee your place at this year’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA) – the place to be seen in the baking industry.

Student and delegate attendance was up 30% at the annual ABST Conference last weekend (19-21 June).

The entry for British Baker’s prestigious Baking Industry Awards has been extended.

The industry has welcomed British Baker’s #WeLoveBread campaign – which has seen protestors visit Number 10 about David Cameron’s decision to ditch bread.

ABST launches learning day

22 December, 2014

The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) is to hold a learning day in March next year.

In a turbulent and exciting year for the baking industry, British Baker looks back at the big stories from 2014.

British Baker launched it’s first-ever Bakery Business Survey to gauge opinions from the industry last year.

Leading food manufacturer Bakkavor is to provide children with a glimpse of working in the food industry following a deal with The Prince’s Trust.

Burton’s Biscuits, Pukka Pies and the Tan Y Castell bakery all scooped success at The New Product Awards 2014, run by The Grocer.

Leading food companies and the major supermarkets met with the Prime Minister yesterday to discuss improving the employability skills of the young unemployed. 

Watch the highlights from last night's 27th annual Baking Industry Awards. 

Bakery wholesaler Bako North Western hosted a family fun day last weekend, in celebration of its 50th year in the industry.

The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has set out its plans for working with the government after the 2015 election, and promoting growth in the industry. 

A group of health experts and academics have pledged to tackle rising obesity by combating sugar.

Do you have YOUR tickets for the bakery awards event of the year?

A global summit and a showcase of food and drink was held yesterday in a bid to highlight the UK success story in exports.

Spooner Industries has joined The Federation of Bakers as a new associate member.

The baking industry is keen to promote its alternative 20% tax solution to the government, saying it understands the government’s desire to reduce anomalies and raise revenue.

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