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Greenhalgh’s rewards loyal staff

Greenhalgh’s bakery has celebrated the commitment of long serving staff at a special award event.

Tripp has left Soreen
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Exclusive: Soreen managing director leaves business

Paul Tripp, the managing director of malt loaf manufacturer Soreen, has resigned, British Baker can reveal.

Invicta adds business development manager

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

Square Pie launches Rugby Pie World Cup

Square Pie has kicked off a pie-themed competition to celebrate the Rugby World Cup.

Craft Bakers’ Week starts with TV appearance

Craft Bakers’ Week got off with a bang when Mike Holling, executive director of the Craft Bakers’ Association appeared on Channel 4.

Best organic Danish rye in London is named

An organic 100% rye Danish loaf made by Notting Hill Real Bread bakery SNAPS + RYE was named ‘The Londoners’ Loaf’ at the Urban Food Awards during The Urban Food Feast at Borough Market on 25 September.

Bakery lorry incident closes road

A Hall’s Quality Bakers lorry caused a road closure in Stroud on Saturday, after it rolled down a grassy verge and into a stream, reported the Swindon Advertiser.

Great British Bake Off’s Holly Bell publishes cookbook

Great British Bake Off contestant Holly Bell has followed in the footsteps of Mary Berry and linked up with frozen food chain Iceland to publish a new cookbook called The Power Of Frozen.

Starbucks to boost staff pay

Coffee chain Starbucks will raise the average hourly rate it pays its staff to £7.98 per hour and offer a help-to-rent scheme.

Hovis scales back production at Wigan

Unions have confirmed that 40 jobs were lost at the end of July, when Hovis closed down a bread production line at its Wigan bakery.

Gunstones back to business as normal

Union leaders have confirmed that a settlement has been reached in a pay dispute at Gunstones Bakery in Sheffield.

Karren Brady congratulates Apprentice star on bakery launch

Former Young Apprentice 2013 contestant Lucy Beauvallet has just launched an online cake company called ‘Beauvallet’s Cakes’. 

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UB appoints new head of group supply chain

United Biscuits has announced John Titmuss as its new group supply chain director.

Marketing director to leave Allied Bakeries

Jon Wilson, marketing director at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries, is to leave the business, British Baker can reveal.

Finsbury: analysing the results

Finsbury Food Group unveiled revenue and profit growth yesterday – but what were the drivers for the increases? Here British Baker analyses the performance of the bakery group in greater detail.

Video: Baking Industry Awards

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.

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Heather Hancock joins the FSA as deputy chair with immediate effect
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FSA welcomes new deputy chair

Heather Hancock has been appointed deputy chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA). 

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Fred DeLuca passed away after two years battling leukemia
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Subway co-founder passes on

The co-founder of franchise sandwich chain Subway, Fred DeLuca, has died at the age of 67 of leukaemia. 

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Richard Marris joins Samworth from Tesco
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Ex-Tesco man joins Samworth Brothers

Samworth Brothers has appointed a former Tesco executive Richard Marris into a new role as brands director. 

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BFP appoints Ed Rowlands as operations director
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Exclusive: BFP appoints new ops director and invests £1m in fleet

Bakery supplier BFP Wholesale has appointed a new operations director as it also revealed it had replaced 75% of its transport fleet at the cost of £1m. 

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Real Good Food appoints new finance director
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New finance boss for Real Good Food

Real Good Food, the food ingredients and bakery supplier, has appointed David Newman to the board as finance director with immediate effect. 

Video: why you should support Craft Bakers’ Week

Here is a heart-warming video which shows why the industry should support Craft Bakers’ Week.

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Orchard Valley collect their FDF award
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Bakery firms scoop accolades at food and drink awards

A trio of bakery manufacturers were among those crowned winners at the 2015 Food and Drink Federation Awards. 

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National Cupcake Championships are nearly here
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National Cupcake Week and Championships are around the corner

The National Cupcake Championships are nearly here as National Cupcake Week (14 to 20 September) kicks off next week. 

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National Bakery School training session
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National Bakery School reveals future plans

The National Bakery School is planning to launch its integrated Masters programme in September 2016 and continues to engage with industry to forge better links between its students and the industry. 

Baking Industry Awards in pictures

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

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The cream of the baking industry gathered at the Hilton for this year's prestigious awards
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BIA: reaction to the baking industry's Oscars

Social media comment during last night’s long-awaited Baking Industry Awards 2015 event helped British Baker reach more than 200,000 people on Twitter. 

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The BIA champions for 2015 have been revealed
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Winners of Baking Industry Awards revealed

So here they are… the 2015 winners of the prestigious Baking Industry Awards. 

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Apostrophe is going through senior management changes
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Apostrõphe managing director exits the business

Apostrõphe, the bakery café group, is missing a managing director after Richard Franks stepped down. 

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David Smart of the CBA and Greenhalgh's is one of a top line up of speakers
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BSB reveals conference speakers

There are just five weeks until the British Society of Baking (BSB) hosts its 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Conference. 

Gerhard’s Blog – GBBO: Free From

The popularity of The Great British Bake Off is unquestionable, and has brought baking to the water coolers (or coffee machines) of the nation. Staff in our local nursery not only love watching it, after each episode they re-bake one of the challenges with the kids – surely this will help secure some future baking pros! 

Ask the Expert: GBBO does alternatives

With free-from foods in growth, The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) contestants take on the challenge of baking with alternative ingredients. Gregg Woodhead, product development manager at British Bakels, passes on his words of wisdom in our Ask the Expert blog.

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Asda's senior category director for bakery James Cawthorne leaves after 15 years
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Exclusive: bakery director leaves Asda

Asda’s senior category director for bakery has left after 15 years’ service. 

GBBO contestant launches dessert restaurant

A former Great British Bake Off contestant has struck upon a sweet concept by launching a niche ‘fine dining’ dessert restaurant in Birmingham.

Ginsters announces new managing director

Ginsters, the Cornish pasty giant, has announced the appointment of a previous Coca-Cola marketing boss as its new managing director.

Allied Bakeries reviews 23 jobs in streamlining operation

A major restructure at Allied Bakeries will see 23 management and admin roles go under review, including its category director position.

Wayne Caddy gives his three top tips for artisan baking
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Wayne Caddy: 3 things you need to know about artisan baking

Master Baker Wayne Caddy took Mono Equipment's artisan bakery masterclass, and spoke to British Baker about his top tips for getting the perfect bake.

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BIA finalists are revealed ahead of the 9 September ceremony
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Baking Industry Awards finalists are revealed

The finalists in the Baking Industry Awards (BIA) 2015 have been unveiled.  

World's first cheese toasty subscription gets national support

A cheese toastie delivery service is to reach mailboxes very soon, after hundreds of backers helped crowdfund the concept.

The Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers Paul Heygate (left) presents to Dr John Marchant, the head of the National Bakery School
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Worshipful Company recognises head of National Bakery School

Dr John Marchant, the head of the National Bakery School, has been recognised for his work by the Worshipful Company of Bakers.

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Pret is looking to recruit 35 school leavers
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Pret looks to recruit school leavers

Pret A Manger has opened applications for the 2015 intake of its School Leavers Programme. 

Joanne Bland will join the team at the South Shields head office and production facility
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Dicksons takes on NPD advisor to extend baked range

Dicksons Pork Butchers is expanding its product offering to the retail and wholesale market, by appointing a new product development (NPD) consultant.

Florence Hellier and Darren Bland of the Hoxton Bakehouse
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Hampshire's Hoxton Bakehouse to move into retail

Hoxton Bakehouse, the sourdough specialist bakery supplier, is to open its first retail site in Winchester with a view to rolling out across Hampshire and London.

Baking industry concern over Budget's Living Wage

Plans to introduce a National Living Wage (NLW) will have a 'major impact' on skilled sectors like bakery, industry leaders have warned.

Royals open Welsh Baking Academy

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall officially opened a new £4m Baking Academy and Innovation Centre built by the Village Bakery at Wrexham Industrial Estate yesterday.

Claudia Winkleman to present BIA

TV legend Claudia Winkleman has been confirmed to present this year’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA).

Bake Off contestant lands recipe deal

Last year’s Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Henry has launched a partnership with fine food company Bennett Opie.

Brace’s appoints new CEO

Brace’s Bakery, the South Wales family-run bakery, has appointed former sales and marketing director Scott Richardson as its new chief executive.

Jon Gatfield has left Rank Hovis after just five months
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Rank Hovis boss departs

The managing director of flour miller Rank Hovis has left the business just five months after joining.

BIA Outstanding Contribution in pictures

Time is running out to nominate someone for the Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry accolade.

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