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Gerhard’s blog: Spitalfields is open

Following a quick brush with some TV stars, Gerhard Jenne celebrates the opening of the firm’s new shop in Spitalfields gerhard_jenne_blog.jpg

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Gerhard’s blog: Halloween on the horizon

Gerhard Jenne enjoys the delights of bakery in the lush valleys of south Wales… then returns to a full inbox and the prospect of Halloween just around the corner

The power of internships

David Smart argues that it is high time bakeries used internships to give a fresh boost to their businesses and bring along young talent in the industry, to boot

GBBO: The final blogged

Bronya Smolen admires the strengths of each Great British Bake Off finalists, but says Nancy deserved the title.

Gerhard’s blog: Training days

Gerhard Jenne shows how some extra training days are helping to create a comfortable learning environment and inspire the firm’s cake decorators.

The Great British Bake Off:
The bakers await to hear their fate
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GBBO: European inspiration and Star Baker predictions

Our reporter Bronya Smolen talks transfering skills from building to baking, and the benefits of taking inspiration from outside Britain in this weeks GBBO blog. 

Gerhard’s blog: the Germans are coming

Gerhard receives a visit from a German bakers’ delegation and hears about the challenges they face to keep their businesses vibrant. 

Gerhard’s blog: The customer is always right

Gerhard Jenne deals with two different customer reactions and ponders whether the customer is, indeed, always right.

Blog: Baking Industry Awards and the nature of competition

Oh what a night! I am of course referring to the 2014 Baking Industry Awards, held at the Park Lane Hilton in London, a grand hotel which is well suited to accommodate a very glitzy evening. 

Gerhard’s blog: More fixes

Gerhard Jenne finds that, when it comes to TV programmes, The Fixer probably has more to offer to small bakery businesses than The Great British Bake Off

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