I chose to be a baker

I 'm a mature student in my second year at Castle College in Sheffield, currently sitting an NVQ Level Two Bakery, Patisserie and Cake Decorating, having gained Level One last year.

Tate & Lyle sales rise 9%

Supplier Tate & Lyle has posted strong results, thanks to its profitable value-added food and industrial ingredients sectors.

Commodities tracker

Information from 64,000 wheat samples and 22,000 barley samples has been received and analysed by HGCA for its final Cereals Quality Survey.

ABF revenue lower

Associated British Foods said its Allied Bakeries division had seen "a very disappointing year", as it posted preliminary results for the year ended 16 September this week.

Northen Foods signs skills deal

Northern Foods has signed a multi-union National Learning Agreement.


Flour prices seem set to rise - again! A formal announcement is due in the next few weeks but British Baker has gained advance knowledge that another price increase is imminent (pg 4).

Reporting in - Gordon Polson, director,Federation of Bakers

It has been a busy 12 months since the industry announced its plans to reduce salt in bread and we are already making significant strides in meeting our targets.

Burger King feels heat in UK

Bakeries and sandwich shops are enticing fast food fans away from Burger King in the UK.

Naan bread likely cause of UCB fire

A fire that destroyed part of United Central Bakeries' (UCB) West Lothian factory last week is believed to have started in a naan oven.

Ingredients watch

"Provenance and traceability are really important at the moment. Consumers are becoming more interested in the story behind their food and where it actually comes from.

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