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ABST annual competition winners announced

Students and trainee bakers gathered at the Alton Towers Hotel last weekend for the annual Alliance of Bakery Students & Trainees (ABST) conference and competition.

Winners of BSB 2019 golf day revealed

The British Society of Baking (BSB) held its annual golf day at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club in Meriden, Warwickshire late last month.

Boyd Tunnock knighted for business and charity work

Tunnock’s tea cake creator Boyd Tunnock has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

What are the shining stars in your festive range?

The British Baker Christmas Stars competition is back for 2019 and we want you to tell us about the shining stars in your festive line-up.

Harry Gow Bakery named Scottish Baker of the Year

Inverness-based Harry Gow Bakery has become the first business to win the title of Scottish Baker of the Year for the second time.

Touchdown: Wrights backs American football team

Wrights Food Group has agreed a two-year shirt sponsorship deal with American Football team Staffordshire Surge.

Ashley Roberts to host 2019 Baking Industry Awards

Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts – a finalist on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing – is to host the 2019 Baking Industry Awards.

Warburtons to host four-course ‘Bagel Bonanza’

Warburtons is to host a four-course bagel-themed dining experience in London on 7 June.

Gloucester Services to hold ‘Meet the Buyer’ event

Gloucester Services is to hold a two-day Meet the Buyer event for small and medium-sized artisan producers in the south west.

Gallery: National Doughnut Week 2019 highlights

The nation’s bakers have been busy raising dough for charity The Children’s Trust in aid of National Doughnut Week (11-18 May).

Help for Heroes reveals UK forces’ favourite cakes

Lemon drizzle is the UK’s favourite baked good – a view supported by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force (RAF), according to new research from charity Help for Heroes.

Mary Berry to speak at 2019 ABST conference

Mary Berry is set to take part in a Q&A session at the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) annual conference.

Just weeks left to sign up to National Doughnut Week

Bakers, cafés and businesses have less than two weeks to sign up for National Doughnut Week.

Deadline for 2019 Baking Industry Awards extended!

We have extended the deadline for Baking Industry Awards entries for one more week – so don’t delay in telling us about your stellar products, people and businesses!

Cutter & Squidge launches cake decorating classes

London-based all-natural bakery Cutter & Squidge has unveiled a series of cake decorating masterclasses, starting in May.

Bakery line-up for 2019 PX+ Festival revealed

Dusty Knuckle Bakery, Lovingly Artisan and Paul Rhodes Bakery are among the UK talent joining the bakery line-up at this year’s PX+ Festival.

Just days left to enter 2019 Baking Industry Awards

The deadline for the 2019 Baking Industry Awards is approaching fast – so don’t delay in getting your entries in!

Real Bread Campaign to host Batch Edinburgh event

Batch, an event for bakers organised by Real Bread Campaign, is to take place in Edinburgh on 18 June.

Julien Piveteau wins Young Pastry Chef of the Year

Julien Piveteau of the London Hilton on Park Lane has been named Young Pastry Chef of the Year 2019 in the Master Chefs of Great Britain competition.

Brook Food donates £1,925 to local lifeboat station

Brook Food Processing Equipment has donated almost £2,000 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station at Minehead.

Four lessons from the 2019 BSB spring conference

Dozens of bakers, suppliers and retailers gathered at Campden BRI’s site in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire last week for the British Society of Baking’s spring conference.

Gallery: Winning loaves and bakers of Britain’s Best Loaf

Almost 150 entrants battled it out for the title of Britain’s Best Loaf 2019 – but there could be only one winner.

Lovingly Artisan wins Farm Shop & Deli bakery award

Cumbrian bakery business Lovingly Artisan has been named baker of the year in the 2019 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Birds Bakery names chosen charities of the year

Derby-based Birds Bakery has chosen WellChild and SSAFA as the charities it will raise funds for during 2019.

Poppyseed Bakery wins Britain’s Best Loaf 2019

A wholemeal sourdough loaf produced by the Poppyseed Bakery in East Sussex has been declared Britain’s Best Loaf 2019.

Bakery finalists revealed for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards

Bakery companies from across Scotland have been named as finalists for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2019.

IFE 2019: Which trends are set to impact UK bakery?

The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) took place at ExCeL London last week, featuring hundreds of exhibitors from across the globe showcasing their wares.

Macphie wins Employer of the Year and NPD awards

Scottish food ingredient manufacturer Macphie won a duo of awards at two separate events last night (21 March).

Registration now open for National Doughnut Week

Bakers and businesses can register now to join in with the National Doughnut Week fundraising fun this May.

Baked goods win gold at Free From Food Awards

Leading bakery businesses and their retailers are among the winners in this year’s Free From Food Awards.

British Society of Baking golf day tees off on 29 May

The British Society of Baking (BSB) will hold its annual golf day on Wednesday 29 May at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club in Meriden, Warwickshire.

Britain’s Best Loaf deadline extended by one week

We have extended the deadline for the 2019 Britain’s Best Loaf competition to give even more bakers the opportunity to showcase their skills and the quality of their work to peers and potential customers!

Asda bakery chief to speak at BSB spring conference

Asda’s head of bakery Ian Cummings is to speak at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB’s) spring conference, which is themed around ‘driving healthy profits’.

Vegan pie takes top spot at British Pie Awards

A vegan pie has been crowned Supreme Champion at the 11th annual British Pie Awards.

Mono hosts chocolate workshop for bakers

Mono Equipment has hosted a chocolate workshop for bakers, run by master chocolatier Beverly Dunkley.

School challenge kicks off Scottish Bakers awards

Voting has opened for the Scottish Baker of the Year 2019 competition.

Farm Shop & Deli bakery finalists announced

Bakeries from Cumbria, Essex and Gloucestershire are among those shortlisted for Baker of the Year at the 2019 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Real Bread Week 2019: activity from across the UK

Real Bread Week 2019 – an international celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them – is drawing to a close.

Paterson’s becomes official supplier to athletics event

West Lothian shortbread manufacturer Paterson’s has been named official biscuit supplier to the European Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019.

Reasons why you should enter Britain’s Best Loaf

British Baker is once again delighted to be running Britain’s Best Loaf – a competition that can deliver real benefits to your business.

Finalists for MCGB Young Pastry Chef 2019 revealed

Seven finalists have been announced for the annual Master Chefs of Great Britain Young Pastry Chef competition.

Second annual Cornish Pasty Week kicks off

The second annual Cornish Pasty Week kicked off yesterday (24 February), with mascots Mr and Mrs Pasty taking on England’s longest and fastest zip-wire at the Eden Project.

Krispy Kreme to launch doughnut pop-up and NPD

Krispy Kreme is expanding its range with two new products and hosting a two-day doughnut playground to celebrate their launch this March.

ABST reveals burger bun challenge winners

The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) has revealed the winners of its burger bun innovation challenge.

NYBC and pizzeria team up to create ‘Bagelizza’

New York Bakery Co has teamed up with London restaurant Mulberry Street Pizza to develop what is claimed to be the UK’s first bagel/pizza hybrid – dubbed the Bagelizza.

McVitie’s promotes mental health initiative

McVitie’s has joined forces with charity initiative Time to Change to promote conversations around mental health on Time to Talk Day (7 February 2019).

Entries now open for 2019 Baking Industry Awards

Here’s your chance to reach for the stars by entering the 2019 Baking Industry Awards!

Adrian Oliver wins The Great Sausage Roll Off 2019

Adrian Oliver from The Kernow Sausage Company has won The Great Sausage Roll Off 2019.

British Pie Awards adds Vegan Pie category

The 2019 British Pie Awards have opened for entry, with the addition of the Vegan Pie class.

Bread industry gears up for Fibre February

The bread industry is to shine a spotlight on the role its products can play in providing fibre as part of a month-long consumer-facing campaign called Fibre February.

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