BBC seeks bakery

The BBC is searching for a bakery to take part in a new TV programme about family businesses. The BBC2 series will feature a different business in each episode, and is keen to feature a family-run bakery, particularly one that is facing challenges or dilemmas and is happy to discuss the ups and downs of everyday life. For details, call Naomi on 0207 438 1812 or email

Heroic win

Duncan Glendinning, founder of The Thoughtful Bread Company, was recently awarded the Food Hero accolade at the Good Housekeeping Food Awards. Slow Food UK helped draw up the shortlist for its small producer award categories, and said: "The tireless energy and passion that goes into Duncan’s bread is reflected in each hand-rolled loaf bursting with local and seasonal ingredients."

Product accolade

Entries are now being accepted for Product of the Year 2012, the nation’s largest independent survey into FMCG product innovation, conducted by TNS Research International, with over 12,000 consumers voting. Winners typically see a 10-15% increase in sales, according to Product of the Year Management. To enter your product or to find out more visit

Sacks for charity

A charity set up to help sufferers of cerebral palsy in Africa has been using donated Rank Hovis paper flour sacks to build furniture. Chairs, tables and standing frames are made as part of rehabilitation programmes run by Cerebral Palsy Africa.

If you too want to donate your used flour sacks visit