The British Baker team would like to wish its readers a happy and prosperous Christmas - and hopes the new year gets off to a great start for you all.

We have had a fantastic 12 months bringing you news and insights from one of Britain’s most vibrant and fascinating industries, and will be back in the office from 2 January to start reporting on the world of bakery again.

While we are away, the website is packed full of seasonal features to help keep you entertained when you’ve had your fill of turkey and treats. These include:

A four-part round-up of the biggest stories of 2017

Our top ten picks of retail bakery NPD

Picture galleries of fabulous festive treats

Five trends set to shape foodservice in 2018

A look at on-the-go Christmas NPD

And, we would also love it if you could take a few minutes to complete our annual Bakery Industry Survey – and have the chance to win £75 of Amazon vouchers. Click here to take the survey.

In the meantime, have a great festive period and we’ll be back in January!

  • Vince Bamford, Editor
  • Amy North, Multimedia Content Editor
  • Ashley Williams, Multimedia Reporter
  • Ellie Woollven, Chief Sub Editor
  • Nathalie Osborne, Senior Designer
  • Elizabeth Ellis, Senior Secretary
  • Matthew Bingham, Sales Manager
  • Sara Beswick, Senior Sales Executive
  • Jo Brown, Senior Classified & Recruitment Sales Executive
  • Sonia Young, Publisher & Events Director, Retail & Manufacturing