Amy is responsible for leading and developing all aspects of British Baker’s editorial coverage, from breaking online news to in-depth features and analyses.
She has a decade of experience as a journalist, three years of which have been spent at British Baker. Prior to that, Amy spent several years on its sister title The Grocer as well as reporting on environmental issues.
Casually known as the Duchess of Doughnuts, her passion for the baking industry has seen her chart the evolving trends playing out in the market, interviewing CEOs and getting to grips with all aspects of the industry from craft and plant bakers through to ingredients and equipment suppliers.
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As of Monday 12 April, hospitality venues could serve people outdoors. So which coffee shops and bakeries are doing so and what extra measures are they taking to ensure safety?
Research by surplus app Too Good To Go reveals that only 42% of bakeries polled have operations guidelines or documentation that provides best practice for minimising food waste
Choc orange and lemon curd doughnuts, Colin the Caterpillar Button Biscuits and internationally inspired sourdough loaves are among the latest new bakery items to be revealed
The sourdough loaves have a five-day shelf life, are described as ‘sandwich-friendly’ and made via ‘revolutionary new bakery methods’
Technology developed to detect chemical attacks is being made available to the baking industry to help monitor levels of flour dust in the air
Senior appointments and a new group holding company name have been unveiled for The Cake Decorating Company and Cake Craft Group, while Orchard Valley Foods Group rebrands
The new hires will take the flagship bakery’s workforce to nearly 750 and follow ‘record levels’ of demand for Burton’s brands
The French bakery manufacturer is rolling out protein-rich baguettes called Legumi which feature lentils, beans and dried peas among their ingredients
The nation’s shoppers splashed out an extra £212m on biscuits in 2020, according to Pladis’ latest category report, which outlines growth areas for 2021 and beyond
The bakery, which is part of Finsbury Food Group, has undertaken a project to scale up production of sourdough loaves for UK supermarkets
The East Midlands-based business raised money for charities including WellChild and The Children’s Trust, with new charities being supported this year
The social enterprise has partnered with Teesside University to open a second site to support communities who have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19
The bakery supplier’s goal is underpinned by three pillars which include reducing the weight of each packaging component and improving the recyclability of it
James Eid, fourth generation baker at family-owned firm Signature Flatbreads, has set up his own venture to supply wonky crumpets, flatbreads and more via a subscription service
Skinny cookies, internationally inspired microwave pastry slices, llama home baking kits and reduced fat pizza are among the latest bakery products to hit UK shelves
In her first year as Cooplands CEO Belinda Youngs has put into place an ambitious growth agenda, opened new shops and explored new routes to market, all during a global pandemic