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Been a bit busy? Read our round-up of the five biggest stories this week. 

Winners of the Baking Industry Award

The year-long wait for our 2015 crop of winners arrived on Wednesday night as we celebrated at the Park Lane Hilton, London. Catch up on who walked away with the 11 gongs and see how the night went down.

Bright Blue Foods is sold again

Cake manufacturer Bright Blue Foods has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by private equity investor Endless. 

3 Costa could increase prices to combat NLW

Costa’s parent company Whitbread announced that the National Living Wage will have knock-on effects in the business when it hits next April. Plans are being discussed for how the company will cope with the payout.

Burton’s delays planned TV campaigns

Burton’s Biscuit Company has delayed TV campaigns that were due to air this summer, British Baker has learned. Ads to support the early-2015 launches of Jammie Bakes and Maryland Soft Baked were due to start in July and June respectively with as £6.5m spend combined. More information has been requested.

Family company forced into name change

A family company in Ipswich unknowingly launched under the name Barista & Baker. Contract catering company Elior UK gave it eight months to change as it had already registered the similar name of Baker & Barista.

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