Yorskhire business Seasons Bakery, like many others, is facing rocketing energy prices.

Owner Daniel Nemeth took to social media earlier this week to highlight the situation to the bakery’s followers, noting how its energy bills could climb from just over £19,000 a year to more than £100,000.

The post stated: ”We are just getting by as it is, the cost of everything has skyrocketed making the price of products go up and now prices need to go up again to cover costs. But where does it end? We are doing all we can to reduce our usage such as new fridges in the shop with doors, a wood pellet oven from @brook_food putting our lights onto sensors and much more but it’s still not enough. If anyone has any tips please let us know.”

Here, British Baker editor Amy North speaks to Nemeth about the measures he has taken to reduce Seasons Bakery’s energy bill, the situation facing other businesses and the support needed from government to ensure the industry can survive. He also offers a message of support to other bakers.

It comes shortly after trade body Scottish Bakers called for government support as bakeries in the country face an ‘existential threat’ due to soaring costs.