Tony Phillips, British Baker’s columnist for many years, died on Saturday, 17 January. He had been ill since September.

Tony started his business, Janes Pantry, with his wife, Barbara, and a £750 bank loan. It grew to a nine-shop business, employing 110 staff, with a thriving van service, catering arm and chocolate shop.

As well as western region president of the National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) he went on to become national president, then served on the board. He also became the first British president of the US association Retail Confectioners International. Janes Pantry will continue to be run by MD Neville Morse.

The funeral took place on 29 January in Gloucester. Donations to: ’Philippine Community Fund’, PO Box 294, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 2YD.

l Also see letters pg 21.