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Blog: teachers trying yeast

A couple of years ago a request came from nabim for a baker to give a couple of presentations for a training organisation called Grainchain.

Blog: Smarter PR

Public relations - I would like, with your consent, to muse around this much-talked-about, almost sacred topic. It is something that no one can pin down, yet could cost a small fortune – or cost a little - depending on your take on it.

Keeping it in the family with David Smart...
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Blog: Ability over birth right

It seems that every country in the world has a similar saying when it comes to family businesses.

Blog: Viva Las Vegas

You really do have to get out of your back yard to see what’s out there, and I`ve wanted to see the Vegas bakery exhibition for some time now so, this year was the year.

Can you keep a secret?

I don’t want to startle you, or gives you a shock that sends you into a mind-melting breakdown, unable to cope, but... I have a secret that I need to share with you, so ssshhh! Nobody is listening? Are you sure? Yes? Ok here goes – Christmas Day is on the 25th of December!

Have we over-commercialised Christmas?

A few years ago, on one very cold Sunday morning, my daughter and I promptly reported to the mince pie department to lend a hand. I wanted to show my face and let them know the boss actually does know how to put lids on the pies. 

Blog: Sorry boss! How to deal with staff absence

“Sorry boss, I can`t make it in today!” How many times have you heard that dreary comment especially early in the morning and they should have been on shift, half an hour ago? Or worse still, you`ve been woken out of bed, because they have not turned up for their shift.

Blog: salt - the devil's in the detail

Stop demonising our products. It’s so easy to openly criticise and demonise when you have no involvement – but when you are involved – that’s a different story.

Blog: Let’s teach the next generation

How many of you have some cherished youngsters in your businesses? 

Blog: We all share the same dream

Many years ago I decided to go to a Manchester National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) branch meeting at the Hotel Piccadilly.

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