British Baker columnist Tony Phillips passed away on Saturday 17 January, as the result of a brain tumour. He was a very popular columnist for British Baker for many years.

He held the position of president of The National Association of Master Bakers (2004/05). He was also the first Englishman ever to be invited to become president of Retail Confectioners International, the confectionery association of North America. He leaves a widow Barbara and two daughters, Andrea and Jane.

The funeral will be held at 2pm on Thursday 29 January at Gloucester Crematorium, Coney Hill, Gloucester, GL4 4PA. All are welcome.

After the funeral there will be a gathering at the Wotton Hall Club, 138 Barnwood Road, Gloucester, GL4 3JS.

All are welcome to this also.

It is family flowers only, donations are towards Tony & Barbara’s daughters’ work in the Philippines. To look at the work they achieve go to

British Baker sends its deepest condolences to Barbara Phillips and family.