Stephen Ort, previously a regular contributor to British Baker, died recently after a long illness.

Involved in the practical side of the baking trade, he was a long-standing board member for the London Bulk Buying Association. He studied for a National Diploma of Baking at the National Bakery School, then the Borough Poly-technic, before gaining expe-rience in bakeries throughout the UK and Australia.

He helped spearhead the enlargement of the family business, in Leighton Buzzard, the detail of which often featured in his articles in BB.

Upon the closure of the business he tried various facets of the bakery trade before buying and running a hotel in the Lake District with his wife.