LASER’s boat venue

The London & South Eastern Region (LASER) of the National Association of Master Bakers is to host its annual dinner and dance on the Elizabethan Thames River Boat on Saturday, 1 October. It will cost £75 per person, and tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis. For details contact Anthony Kindred on 020 7642 0799 or Karl Flanagan on 07802 437043 or send an email to

Mix deal for NCW

As part of the run-up to National Cupcake Week (12-18 September), Edinburgh-based ingredients supplier Fleming Howden, part of Premier Foods, is offering bakers the chance to save money with a package deal of a bag of Crème Cake Mix 12.5kg, a tub of Light & Fluffy Vanilla Fondant Icing 8kg and a sleeve of brightly coloured, polka dot cupcake cases for £43. Call 0131 333 6666, or visit

Wholesale target

Bermondsey-based St John Bakery plans to expand its wholesale operation by targeting more independent retailers following its move to a 2,500sq ft premises last year.


rs Crimble’s revamp

Gluten-free bakery brand Mrs Crimble’s has revamped its packaging as it bids to double turnover over the next three years. The new design will appear on products from next month.

Telgarth’s bread club

Telgarth Mill, the fully restored 18th century working flour mill, which featured on the recent BBC1 programme Village SOS has plans to launch a ’bakers’ bread club’. In return for a subscription, it will supply customers with fresh breads which will be chosen from a weekly selection.