== BIA deadline: 15 May ==

The Baking Industry Awards deadline has been extended to 15 May. There are 11 categories to enter. Morrisons has joined the sponsors with Artisanal Bread Product of the Year, so if you are a craft, artisan or speciality maker of artisan breads, please enter by 15 May. Download this and all other 10 entry forms from www.bakeryawards.co.uk. Or tel Helen Law on 01293 846587 or email helen.law@william-reed.co.uk for an entry form.

== Bakers’ week spurs interest from schools ==

National Craft Bakers’ Week, which takes place on 8-13 June and was publicised to schools last week, has already had a positive result. An immediate response from 24 schools asked for a baker to visit to talk about the craft of baking.

== BSB trophy winner ==

Mark Young of Ingrams was the winner of the BSB trophy at its golf day, played at the Belfry in the West Midlands on Tuesday 28 April, with a stableford score of 35 points. The Visitors Trophy was won by Joe Cashe, Irish Pride, with 36 points. Prizes were awarded by BSB chairman Andrew Pollard. Over 100 players took part in the event.

== Rondo drops Doge ==

Swiss-Italian manufacturer of bakery systems Rondo Doge has merged its brand name and will now be known as RONDO. All group companies will come under the RONDO name.

== On the web ==

l Budget report - what changes will affect businesses

l Teachers’ resources, along with video streaming, for National Craft Bakers’ Week are now available to download

l Border Homebake sees best trading figures for 18 years.

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