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Hovis hosts community tea party

UK baking giant Hovis hosted a tea party for local families at a community centre in Beckton, East London this week.

Taylors Bakers closes after more than 55 years of trading

Oldham-based business Taylors Bakers has shut its doors after more than 55 years. The main reason cited for the closure was that the owners could not make enough money to keep the company going.

Subway teams up with Pepsi for music campaign

High street sandwich chain Subway has launched its Summer of Music with Pepsi, featuring award-winning Grime artist Stormzy.

Hobart cycles for charity

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

Phone app designed to ‘fight war on food waste’

Entrepreneurs Jamie Crummie and Chris Wilson have designed an app to offload bakery products that are destined for the bin at a discounted price.

New trustees for GroceryAid

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

Walls under new ownership after American takeover

Shetland-based Walls Bakery has been taken over by American entrepreneur Bruce Gilardi and has changed its name to Waas Bakery.

Essex flour miller ADM sets new world record

Essex-based ADM Milling appears to have smashed the world record for the fastest time to turn wheat into 13 loaves of bread.

Almondy raises over £7.5k for the Katie Piper Foundation

Gluten-free bakery, Almondy has raised a total of just over £7,500 for the Katie Piper Foundation charity, which specialises in helping survivors of burns and scars.

Village Bakery to supply pies to Wrexham Football Club

Wrexham-based business The Village Bakery will supply its pies to Wrexham football supporters for their first home game of the season this weekend at The Racecourse.

Samworth Brothers denies ‘bullying’ letter

Samworth Brothers has denied allegations it circulated a "bullying" letter to its workers in order to sign away their collective bargaining rights.

Former Gordon Ramsay chef to open own bakery

Craig Poynter, who used to work at Gordons Ramsay’s restaurant, is set to open up his own Artisan bakery in Nottingham.

Winners to be announced 1st August at 2pm

British Baker’s Christmas Stars to reveal winners this Monday

The entries are in, and the judges are ready! British Baker’s Christmas Stars will be announcing winners on Monday 1 August at 2pm.

Bakery makes cake for reality TV star

Bedfordshire-based bakery La Belle Cake Company has baked a cake for former The Only Way is Essex star Abigail Clarke for her birthday.

Artisan baker wins award at Cotswold Life Food and Drink event

Gloucestershire-based bakery The Artisan Baker has won the Food Product of the Year award for its Nelson Loaf at the 14th annual Cotswold Life Food and Drink awards at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Bakers follow their roots at local business

Traditional German bakery products are being brought to Taunton, Somerset, by newly opened Fräulein’s Bakery, owned by Lilly Rempel and Ramona Stuber-Case.

Bake-Off judge to open pastry academy

Pastry chef and Bake-Off Crème de la Crème judge Claire Clark is to open a new academy for pastry chefs in partnership with Milton Keynes College.

Vegan baker scoops third award in 10-month spell

Leicestershire baker Michelle Orme has won her third national baking award within a period of 10 months after being crowned the ‘Best Vegan cakes/desserts’ category at the Vegan Awards UK in Sheffield over the weekend.

Baker left distraught as thief steals company’s van

Matt Fountain, founder of Glasgow-based business Freedom Bakery, has been left devastated after a thief stole the company’s van and demanded money for its return.

Bakery signs up for food and drink apprenticeship scheme

Nottingham-based bakery Butt Foods has joined a food and drink apprenticeship scheme that aims to regenerate the skills in the food and drink sector.

Lola’s Cupcakes celebrates 10-year anniversary

Lola’s Cupcakes will mark its 10th anniversary with a series of in-store events next month.

Genius scoops Fast Track 100 award

Bakery brand Genius Gluten Free has scooped the Ones to Watch award at the 19th annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards.

Grocery Aid hails record £4.3m of welfare spending

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.

Mark Tomlinson, CEO, Bako NorthWestern

Bako boss takes on charity challenge

Bako North Western Group CEO Mark Tomlinson is to raise money for charity by cycling the length of the country, from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

New PM urged to not let industry set agenda on child obesity

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.

Eustice retains food and farming role

George Eustice has retained his position as food and farming minister in the latest round of ministerial appointments by prime minister Theresa May. 

Ministry of Cake owner nominated for CEO award

Chris Ormrod, managing director of Taunton-based Ministry of Cake, has been announced as winner of the CEO of the Year award for the south west in the Management Team Awards 2016, organised by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA).

Biscuits Bouvard acquires Pidy

Pidy, the Belgian pastry products business, has been acquired by French operator Biscuits Bouvard Group. 

Cupcake Championships deadline extended

Bakers hoping to triumph at this year’s National Cupcake Championships have been given more time to enter. Last entries will now be accepted on 29 July.

Full list of BIA 2016 finalists announced

The judges have deliberated long and hard, and we are delighted to announce the BIA finalists for 2016!

Olly Murs at Wrights Pies

Popstar Olly Murs paid Wrights Pies a visit in his home town of Stoke, and took to social media to praise the bakery.

First BIA 2016 finalists announced

The judges have deliberated long and hard, and we are delighted to announce our first batch of BIA finalists for 2016!

Warburtons celebrates 140th anniversary with prize giveaway

British baking company Warburtons will celebrate its 140th anniversary by offering people the chance to win £140 each day until 26 July.

Edme gives students science lesson

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.

Last call for British Baker’s Christmas Stars

Hurry and get your entries in now for British Baker’s Christmas Stars! The entry deadline is this Friday, 15 July and you don’t want to miss out.

Today Bread reaches out to fund new oven

East London-based sourdough bakery Today Bread has reached out to the community to help fund a new Ramalhos oven on its premises. 

EHL ingredients recruits new manager to secure sales targets

Food ingredients supplier EHL Ingredients has welcomed Natalie Daley into its emerging team as the new technical manager.

New ad campaign for Subway

A new TV campaign has launched to support the Subway £3 Lunch.

Mrs Crimbles bought by Wessanen

The Hampshire-based gluten-free bakery Mrs Crimbles has been bought for an undisclosed sum by Dutch organic and natural food company Wessanen.

London bakery crowdfunding for expansion

L’Orchidée, a London-based bakery selling French macarons, luxury cakes and desserts is looking to raise £200,000 to expand across the capital.

Denbigh craft baker changes name

Henllan Bread, as it has been known since 1908, will now be known as Henllan Bakery, which it said is to better reflect the range of products it now sells.

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Cinnamon Square to publish book

Rickmansworth bakery and café Cinnamon Square is to publish its first book, Cinnamon Square, A Measured Approach.

Ministry of Cake wins business award

Taunton-based Ministry of Cake, the manufacturer of frozen desserts, has been named as the winner of PwC’s West of England Business of the Year.

Gail’s secures new Surrey site

Gail’s Artisan Bakery, the Luke Johnson-backed bakery chain, has strengthened its regional pipeline by securing a site in Surrey.

Rio fun day for Bako

Bako North Western invited customers to a Rio-themed family fun day at its depot in Preston on 3 July.

New MD for Soreen malt loaf

Samworth Brothers has appointed Mark Simester as managing director of malt loaf brand Soreen.

Bakers Pantry signs new deal

North east bakery chain Bakers Pantry has partnered with Lakes & Dales Co-operative, a northern co-operative group.

Thirty three go coast to coast for GroceryAid

Thirty-three cyclists undertook a 333km expedition from Whitehaven to Whitby to raise funds for GroceryAid.

The Cornish Bakery wins awards for rebrand

A recent rebrand across its outlets has earnt The Cornish Bakery a Gold Design Business Award from the Design Business Association.

Gail’s launches breakfast drive for charity

London-based Gail’s Artisan Bakery is heading a campaign to raise funds for Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. 

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