The team at British Baker and would like to wish all of its readers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

The past year has been a challenge for those in the bakery industry, but we are pleased to see that so many bakery businesses are looking ahead to a successful 2012.

We will be back on 3 January 2012 reporting on the latest industry news online at, the daily source for the latest bakery news in Britain. The next issue of the magazine will be out on 13 January.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year.