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Entrepreneurs produce sourdough bread from Northern Irish flour

Northern Ireland entrepreneurs Mark Douglas and Lady Vibse Dunleath have collectively created sourdough bread using flour from wheat provided by a local farmer.

Bakery re-opens after arson attack

Rugby-based business Revel Bakery has opened its new production site last week – just four months after it was set on fire.

Nick Clegg: ‘Food prices face cliff edge if UK leaves Single Market’

Liberal Democrat politician Nick Clegg has warned that UK food prices will see a steep hike if the government opts for a hard Brexit and leaves the Single Market.

Scottish chocolatier wins second Best in the World award

For a second year running, Perthshire-based Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett received a prestigious gold accolade in the International Chocolate Awards.

**Video** In conversation with Paul Rhodes at the Le Cordon Bleu bakery demonstration

Last week, British Baker visited Le Cordon Bleu in London to gain an insight into the company’s new diploma, the Diplôme de Boulangerie, and speak with guest chef Paul Rhodes who provided a bakery demonstration.

Bakery graduate scoops Top Student Award

Devon Petrie has won the National Bakery School’s (NBS) Top Student Award and will be given the Freedom of the City of London.

8 ways to boost your bakery business

David Garman, senior independent director at John Menzies and former chief executive of Allied Bakeries, gave invaluable strategy advice at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB’s) autumn conference.

Gafa talks Tesco bakery plans

Gordon Gafa, category director, bakery and wholesale at Tesco, was speaking at the British Society of Baking (BSB) autumn conference.

TV company seeks confectioners for new series

TV production company Wall to Wall, the firm behind the TV series Victorian Bakers, is seeking “a diverse range of people who work with sugar” to take part in a new three-part series on Confectioners.

Delicious Alchemy appoints new CEO

Sheffield-based gluten- and dairy-free specialist Delicious Alchemy has appointed Iain Macpherson as the company’s new chief executive officer.

Liz Moskow: ‘We'll all be eating chocolate cake for breakfast by 2017’

Liz Moskow, culinary director of Sterling-Rice Group and food trend expert, has stated that people will be eating chocolate cake for breakfast by 2017.

**Video** In Conversation with Charles and William Eid from Signature Flatbreads

Last week, British Baker conducted an exclusive interview at the Signature Flatbreads factory in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, with joint MDs Charles and William Eid.

Consumer confidence at record high, says Barclaycard

Consumer confidence levels have reached a record high, according to Barclaycard, which revealed that UK consumer spending rose 3.6% in Q3.

FDF survey reveals concerns within the food and drink sector

Members of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have revealed in a survey that concerns are mounting within the food and drink sector and confidence is becoming more fragile.

Thai’s the limit: public vote for winning pie flavour

Thai pork, lemongrass and coconut has been voted the winning pie flavour combination in a competition organised by the Pork Farms brand.

Crisp sandwich shop to cater for weddings

Keighley-based crisp sandwich business Mr Crisp has announced that it is going mobile by catering for weddings.

Gradz Bakery the pick of the bunch at World Bread Awards

London-based business Gradz Bakery has been crowned the Winner of the Speciality Savoury Category – and overall winner of the Tiptree World Bread Awards at St John’s Church, Hyde Park, London.

Abbey appoints new head of engineering

Bulk food transport service provider Abbey Logistics Group has appointed David Batty to lead its engineering department.

Baker receives Corbyn-styled request for wedding cake

Manchester-based business Bakeorama has created a wedding cake featuring Jeremy Corbyn’s face.

Roberts Bakery crosses the line in charity cycling challenge

A team of cyclists from Northwich-based Roberts Bakery has completed the 320-mile journey from London to Paris and hopes to have exceeded their £9k target for the Prevent Breast Cancer charity.

Brexit set to cost 1,500 Scotland food jobs

The impact of Brexit is set to cost Scotland’s food and drink sector around £150m, which could result in around 1,500 jobs losses in the Highlands, according to researchers.

Biscuit firm appoints new NPD head

Lanark-based manufacturer Border Biscuits has appointed a new product development (NPD) manager to the firm.

Baker has a bugbear over his cakes

Edinburgh-based baker Cyril Barthelme has revealed that the secret of his cake recipes is grinding insects into flour before making them into cakes.

Greggs says people don’t buy bread in bakeries anymore

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside has suggested that bread is being phased out in bakeries as consumers turn to supermarkets for their loaves.

The Great British Bake Off 2016. Episode seven: dessert

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. It's getting tense in the tent, but who will get their just desserts?

New manager for Wrights

Wrights Food Group has appointed a new business development manager, bringing its team of food innovators to five.

Le Cordon Bleu launches bakery diploma

World-famous culinary school Le Cordon Bleu, based in London, has launched a new bakery diploma, the Diplôme de Boulangerie.

Award-winning sandwich-maker dishes out his top tips

One of the UK’s best sandwich makers, David Worthing, has offered some advice on how to make an award-winning sandwich.

GroceryAid’s director general announces retirement

Grocery Aid’s director general Gillian Barker has announced that she will retire at the end of November after 14 years with the charity, with Steve Barnes succeeding Barker as the charity’s chief executive.

Prime Minister reveals family recipe for scones

Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed her favourite family scone recipe in an interview with the Sunday Times.

Lorraine Hendle joins GroceryAid board

Lorraine Hendle, divisional managing director at William Reed publishing house is to join the board of GroceryAid trustees.

BIAs feature on BBC

Baker of the Year Dominic Salter of The Sandwich Box in Cheltenham and Salt Bakehouse has appeared on BBC Points West with his Baking Industry Award (BIA).

Biscuiteers aims for growth via crowdfunding

Handmade biscuits company Biscuiteers is launching a crowdfunding campaign with Crowdcube in a bid to achieve accelerated growth.

BB’s launches charity muffin with Ronan Keating

BB’s has launched Mrs Pink Muffin in aid of breast cancer charity The Marie Keating Foundation, founded by pop star Ronan Keating.

Premier chairman steps down

Premier Foods has announced that David Beever will step down as chairman of the company in 2017.

Délifrance partners Michelin Guide launch

The 2017 Michelin Guide for Great Britain & Ireland launches today in London, partnered by bakery Délifrance.

BSB vice-chairman visits UCB

The vice-chairman of the British Society of Baking (BSB), Paul Turner, met with students at University College Birmingham (UCB) to talk about the society’s autumn conference.

Bread used for marketing not eating?

Supermarkets deliberately bake too much bread in-store as a marketing tool to attract shoppers, according to food waste charities.

5am queues outside new Ansel bakery

Dominique Ansel opened his bakery in London at 8am this morning, and London loves it. To celebrate, here are some exclusive images of the first Dominique Ansel Bakery (DAB) in Europe.

Bakkavör’s baking lesson for teenagers

Bakkavör, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, has hosted a cooking masterclass for young people from the Prince’s Trust to teach them how to bake cakes.

Primary school catering manager crowned Big School Bake Off winner

Sarah Levenson, catering manager from Lordsgate Township CofE Primary school, has been crowned winner of competition the Big School Bake Off, organised by Unilever Food Solutions.

Casting call for female bakers

London-based production company Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) films are looking for female bakers to feature in a new TV advertising campaign.

Ministry of Cake director to share success story

MD of Ministry of Cake, Chris Ormrod, will share his success story with aspiring food entrepreneurs on the 12-13 November at the Bread and Butter festival at the Institute of Directors, London.

Kellogg’s hires new MD

Snacks and Cereal manufacturer, Kellogg’s has appointed Dave Lawlor as managing director of its UK and Ireland division.

Over 500 Gunstones Bakery jobs at risk

Sheffield-based business Gunstones Bakery, one of 2 Sisters Food Group’s top divisions, could cut over 500 staff as the company has lost a contract with Marks & Spencer.

Macphie raises £450 in charity run

Staff from Glenbervie-based food ingredients manufacturer Macphie have raised £450 for the charity Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland by taking part in The Beast, a 10km obstacle race.

Baking industry mourns death of marketing expert Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon, the well-known PR and marketing expert, who launched his own agency, Merlin Publicity, has died of a cardiac arrest.

‘Farewell to soggy bottoms’ - Mary Berry to leave Great British Bake Off

Mary Berry is to leave The Great British Bake Off ahead of the show's recently announced move to Channel 4.

World Bread Awards judging undertaken

More than 90 judges made their way to Westminster Cathedral Hall yesterday (21 September) for the World Bread Awards judging day.

Eoin Tonge, CFO, Greencore

New CFO for Greencore

Convenience food and cakes and desserts manufacturer Greencore Group has appointed Eoin Tonge as chief financial officer and as a director of the group with effect from 3 October 2016.

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