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Pidy announces 50 cyclists for charity ride

Pastry manufacturer Pidy has announced that 50 riders have signed up for the Ride 4 Hope charity cycle ride from Northampton to Ypres, Belgium.

NFU president to discuss Brexit implications at Agribusiness 2018

National Farmers’ Union president Meurig Raymond will be among the keynote speakers at the annual event for the UK agrisupply industry, Agribusiness 2018.

GALLERY: #CupcakeDay 2017

Yesterday, bakers across the UK were hard at work making cupcakes for #CupcakeDay, which raises money for the Alzheimers Society.

McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year and Big School Bake Off finalists unveiled

Finalists have been announced by Premier Foods and Unilever Food Solutions for the McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year and Big School Bake Off competitions, both of which will reach their climax at the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) Main Event on 6 July.

Birds Bakery raises £10,000 to British Red Cross Manchester fund

Birds Bakery has raised £10,000 for the British Red Cross Manchester fund following the re-introduction of the salted caramel doughnut across its 58 stores.

Dawn’s Donut scoops silver at British Frozen Food Federation awards

Dawn Foods collected a silver award for its Premium Caramel-Lace Donut at the annual British Frozen Food Federation awards, held at Park Lane Hilton, London last week.

World Bread Awards open for entries

Tiptree World Bread Awards, in association with Brook Food, is seeking bakers for the 2017 competition. 

Are you a Christmas Star?

Entry is now open for the 2017 British Baker Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way for your products to stand out in the festive crowd.

Weather presenter Sian Welby urges public to get baking

Weather presenter and charity volunteer Sian Welby has urged people to bake this summer to help provide life-changing care and support for disabled people.

Baking Industry Awards 2017: book your place at this year’s shindig!

It’s time to book your tickets for the biggest hoedown in the bakery calendar – British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards.

VIDEO: Independent bakers should use crowdfunding, says Andrew Bowen

Former Coffee Republic franchisee Andrew Bowen has urged independent bakers to use Kickstarter campaigns to start up or expand a business.

Bath Cake Company awarded for teaching PME sugarcraft courses

Bath Cake Company has been awarded with the PME Professional Diploma UK and Ireland Award of Excellence 2016 as part of PME’s Wall of Honour 2016.

Patterson Arran scoops sustainability award at Food & Drink Excellence Awards

Biscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for reducing its impact on the environment after receiving the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2017 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence awards.

Student takes Coup de Pates competition

Wendy Lo of City of Glasgow College has won Coup de Pates’ Chefs at Play, after a four-way final cook-off last week.

All the 2017 Sammies sandwich awards winners

Here is the full list of winners of The British Sandwich Association’s annual Sammies Awards.

Roberts Bakery sponsors Royal Cheshire County show food halls

Family-owned business Roberts Bakery has continued its support for The Royal Cheshire County show by renewing its sponsorship of the Roberts Bakery Food Halls.

Entries for Big School Bake Off competition close this week

Unilever Food Solution’s Big School Bake Off has urged aspiring bakers to get their entries in before the deadline closes this Friday (26 May 2017).

Yee-haw! It’s your last chance to enter the 2017 Baking Industry Awards

Giddyup there pard’ners – this is the last day you can get your entries in for the 2017 Baking Industry Awards!

Scottish Bread Championships launched

The inaugural Scottish Bread Championships are to be held at The Royal Highland Show in June. 

Baking Industry Awards deadline extended

Thought you’d missed your chance to enter the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs)? Think again! The deadline has just been extended to 12 May.

Last chance to register for National Doughnut Week

Today (3 May) is the last chance for bakers to register for National Doughnut Week and get involved with the event’s fantastic fundraising activities.

Seasons Bakery Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough named Britain’s Best Loaf

A Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough loaf produced by Seasons Bakery has been declared Britain’s Best Loaf 2017.

Federation of Bakers to host industry dinner for 75th anniversary

The Federation of Bakers will mark its 75th anniversary with an industry dinner on 27 September 2017 at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge.

Dominique Ansel named The World’s Best Pastry Chef

Cronut inventor and world-renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel was given the award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.

Ocado launches supplier competition

Online retailer Ocado has announced the return of its nationwide campaign to find “the next big thing in British food and drink”.

BFree scoops top accolades at 2017 FreeFrom Food Awards

Dublin-based bakery BFree has been awarded three top accolades at the 10th anniversary FreeFrom Food Awards for its Sweet Potato Wraps and Stone Baked Pitta Bread.

Cornwall Hospice Care prepares for the Great Cornish Cake Bake weekend

Cornwall Hospice Care has unveiled that it is organising its Great Cornish Cake Bake weekend from 6-7 May 2017.

Christine Cooke scoops top honour at Canadian Maple syrup competition

Christine Cooke has been crowned winner of the Pure Canadian Maple syrup competition, which was held at the University College Birmingham.

Pre-selection competitors announced for Chocolate Masters

In October, six of the nation’s finest chocolatiers, pâtissiers and chefs will compete in the UK and Ireland World Chocolate Master pre-selections.

Baker of the Year finalists for Farm Shop & Deli Awards announced

The Farm Shop & Deli Show Baker of the Year finalists been announced, with the winner due to be unveiled at the Farm Shop & Deli Show on 24-26 April, at the NEC, Birmingham

GroceryAid Ball raises over £235k for the industry

More than 600 people from across the food industry gathered for the Diamond Ball to raise money for GroceryAid.

**Video** Meet your National Cupcake Championship winners

This week, British Baker hosted the 2016 National Cupcake Championships at the AB Mauri Centre of Excellence in Corby, Northamptonshire.

10 reasons to enter the Baking Industry Awards

It’s the biggest night in bakery – the event when the whole of the industry comes together.

Entries open for Baking Industry Awards

Do you have what it takes to compete against the very best in the industry?

Bakers take to social media after David Cameron delivery

Prime Minister David Cameron received a pile of letters from some key members of the baking industry on Friday (6 February), following his decision to give up bread.

BIA and social media

The finalists for this year’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA) have been announced – and they are already causing a stir on social media.

Cupcake judges revealed

We are delighted to announce just some of our judges for the live finals of the National Cupcake Championships on 9 November.

Don’t miss out! BIA tickets for sale

Do you have YOUR tickets for the bakery awards event of the year?

Invite-only BB75 Lunch at The Avenue Restaurant
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BB75: In quotes and pictures

The BB75 networking lunch held recently at The Avenue Restaurant in London saw the industry come together to share ideas, best practice and get an exclusive look at British Baker’s own research into the bakery retail market.

Will you be at the BB75 lunch?

Time is running out to confirm your attendance at British Baker’s annual BB75 lunch. This exclusive, invite-only, event takes place at the Avenue, 7-9 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1EE on 27 February.

Save the date: BIA 2013

The Baking Industry Awards 2013 will take place on 11 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London. We will be launching the awards, complete with full details of all the categories, in the 22 February issue of British Baker. For more details, and to see all the winners from last year visit www.bakeryawards.co.uk.

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