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Autumn Statement: FDF boss Ian Wright responds

FDF director general Ian Wright has said an effective partnership between the industry and government has “never been more important”.

GBBO winner quits teaching for baking career

Candice Brown, winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016, has confirmed on ITV’s Loose Women show that she has quit her job as a PE teacher to pursue a baking career.

Behold, the folded baguette!

A French bakery in Breton has invented the folded baguette as a way for bikers to avoid breaking their bread and getting crumbs in their bags.

Bradgate Bakery youngster scoops Food Manufacture award

Wojciech Kalinowski, who works at Bradgate Bakery, has been given the Young Talent of the Year award at Food Manufacture Excellence awards.

EPP service engineer promoted to area sales manager

European Process Plant (EPP) has promoted Ged McBride to the role of area sales manager.

FDF policy manager wins award for Brexit work

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) policy manager Dominic Goudie has been named Young Association Executive of the Year at the National Association Awards last week.

Wenzel’s the Bakers steps up expansion plan

Wenzel’s the Bakers has revealed ambitions to expand to 100 stores in the next few years.

New member for the FOB

Equipment and plant supplier Bühler Limited has joined The Federation of Bakers (FOB) as an associate member.

Mary Berry confirms new show

As the dust settles on the shock move of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) to Channel 4, Mary Berry announces her new BBC bakery show plans.

Brioche Pasquier appoints foodservice sales manager

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has bolstered its team by appointing Jon Turonnet as its foodservice sales manager.

NHS worker starts bakery from home

Leicestershire-based baker Ian Waterland has appeared on ITV as he used to work for the NHS before deciding to set up a bakery from home.

Personalised shortbread for Christmas

VIP Shortbread has announced the launch of its Christmas range of personalised shortbread.  

Brace’s set to re-open Welsh site

Brace’s Bakery has announced it will “grab hold of the reins” and reopen its Croespenmaen site, following a management shake-up.

Cotswolds bakery scoops two awards

South Gloucestershire-based Marshfield Bakery has won a national IGD award and been named Manufacturer of the Year for SME at the Insider Magazine Made in the South West Awards.

Bath Cake Company wins five awards

Somerset-based Bath Cake Company took home five awards for cakes entered at Cake International this month. 

Tearoom owner scoops hat-trick of cake design awards

Tearoom business owner Cara Maiden has won three awards for her cake designs at the Cake International event at the Birmingham NEC.

Employee marks 30 years at Ministry of Cake

A hygiene operator at Taunton-based manufacturer Ministry of Cake has celebrated 30 years of working for the company.

Linpac appoints group marketing manager

Fresh food packaging company Linpac has appointed Nikki Clark as the company’s new group marketing manager.

Courier company says Trump’s victory could be good for UK businesses

ParcelHero, an international courier specialising in UK-US deliveries, says Donald Trump’s presidential victory could be good news for UK businesses that trade regularly with the US.

Bakery ordered to pay £5k in costs for unauthorised bread basket use

Derbyshire- based the Buckley Bakehouse has been ordered to pay ££4,654 in costs after using Bakers Basco’s bread baskets without its permission.

VIDEO: Meet the UK Pastry Team

British Baker caught up with the UK Pastry Team ahead of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie – that’s the pastry world cup to you and I – and they might just win it!

Former police officer named Cake Artist of the Year

Former police officer Dawn Butler has scooped the Cake Artist of the Year award for her ‘flying’ helicopter cake at the Cake Masters Magazine Cake Awards.

October brought highest growth in consumer spending since 2011, says Barclaycard

Consumer spending rose 5.5% year-on-year in October, the highest growth since Barclaycard began publishing data on consumer finances in 2011.

First international competitor for Scotch Pie Awards

California-based bakery Sunblest Foods has become the first international competitor in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

M&S closes stores to focus on food

Marks & Spencer has announced store cuts as part of a wide strategic shake-up.

Tangerine confectionery workers begin strike over pay and conditions

Workers at the Tangerine confectionery factory in York will today (Tuesday 8 November) begin the first of four days of strike action after members of the GMB union voted to reject a pay offer.

Christmas Entremet winner announced

From a 28-strong list of entrants, to a short list of five pastry chefs, the winner of the 2016 Classic Fine Foods Christmas Entremet competition has been crowned.

Did you work at Park Cake Bakeries between 1976 and 1981?

A former worker at Park Cake Bakeries, Oldham, is trying to track down his old colleagues for a 40-year reunion.

James Martin to open Manchester food-to-go bakery

TV chef James Martin is set to bring food-to-go bakery concept James Martin Kitchen to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station.

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What Mary did next: BBC reveals former Bake Off star’s new role

Mary Berry is to present a new food-focused BBC One TV series exploring stately homes.

Peboryon Bakery creates Wallace & Gromit-inspired Cake-o-matic machine

Cornwall based business Peboryon Bakery has created a machine made out of cake that bakes its very own cakes.

Quarter of British population opt for free-from products

More than a quarter of the British population purchase free-from products as a lifestyle choice, according to research by Harris Interactive.

Lidl and Aldi’s growth driven by millennials

Growth in discount retailers Lidl and Aldi is being driven by millennials, whose spend on grocery shopping is rising three times faster than that of the overall population, according to Nielsen.

GALLERY: Bakers whip up Halloween sweet treats

Bakers from across the nation were in full Halloween spirit yesterday after whipping up spooky (trick or) treats.

Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre wants your help

Britain’s first Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre is asking the public to donate artefacts to help tell its story.

Nairn’s partners with Amanda Hamilton to launch new campaign

Manufacturer Nairn’s has partnered with Scottish broadcaster and nutritionist Amanda Hamilton for its new Naturally Energising Challenge campaign.

Waitrose rolls out Heston Blumenthal Persian-inspired Christmas pud

Waitrose is expecting another sell-out success from Heston Blumenthal with the roll-out this month of his latest Christmas pudding creation.

How Queen Victoria really was partial to a Victoria sponge

Hot on the heels of the Bake Off finale, University of Warwick food historian Professor Rebecca Earle investigates the history of the Victoria sponge.

The Great British Bake Off. Episode ten: The Final

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant takes us through series 7 with an expert eye... Who was crowned champion? Who made a right pavlova of it? Oh... AND SHE'S WRITTEN A SONG ABOUT IT! 

Princess Anne opens £6m Wrights Food Group factory

HRH The Princess Royal this week officially opened a £6m Wrights Food Group factory in Crewe.

NFU specialist reminds manufacturers over product recall issues

Paul Shattock, food and drink sector specialist at commercial insurer the National Farmers Union - trading as NFU Mutual - has reminded manufacturers of the importance of risk management to avoid product recall issues on a global scale.

Warburtons graduates go back to the olden days

Graduates working for Warburtons have explored how bread was baked before the invention of modern ovens at Openfield’s Sacrewell Mill, Peterborough.

Allied Bakeries invites aspiring bakers to its factory

Allied Bakeries has welcomed 29 primary school children from Carryduff, Northern Ireland for a guided tour of its bakery and a pancake decorating demonstration.

Ashers Bakery loses court appeal over ‘gay cake’ row

Belfast-based business Ashers Bakery has lost its appeal against a court ruling that its refusal to make a ‘gay cake’ was discriminatory.

Millennial baking boom

Baking is now more common among 25- to 34-year-olds than any other age group, according to food marketing agency Kindred.

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Premier Foods recognised for charitable activities

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has been awarded for its charitable activities by food and drink charity the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

Subway launches Gloves for Subs campaign

High street sandwich firm Subway has launched a campaign to provide gloves to keep the elderly and the homeless warm in the winter.

Roberts continues charity app drive

Eight young Derby County FC fans picked up prizes from Roberts Bakery in Ilkeston, which they won through its Fuel your Skills app.

2 Sisters to help unemployed

Birmingham-based 2 Sisters, which owns Holland’s Pies and Fox’s Biscuits, is providing young unemployed people with practical skills “that will help them find the right job”.

Food and Drink International Action Plan: Andrea Leadsom encourages export growth

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs Andrea Leadsom has published the UK Food and Drink: International Action Plan from 2016 to 2020 – outlining the encouragement for export growth in the baking industry.

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