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Pidy announces return of student catering challenge

Ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer Pidy has announced the return of its ‘revamp the vol-au-vent’ student catering challenge for the second year.

Gallery: Highlights from National Cupcake Week

It’s National Cupcake Week – a celebration in which bakers across the country take to social media to share their delicious creations.

See the winning bakes from IBA German Championship

Cousins Nicole Mittmann and Patrick Mittmann have won the fourth German Championship of Bakers with a stunning display of products.

Dates revealed for National Doughnut Week 2019

National Doughnut Week is returning next year from 11–18 May for more fundraising.

Real Bread Campaign to hold anniversary festival

The Real Bread Campaign is to hold a mini-festival featuring five leading bakers to mark its 10th anniversary.

Out of this world! China wins IBA UIBC bakers cup

Zhou Bin and Peng Fudong from China have won the IBA-UIBC-Cup of Bakers with a stunning array of baked goods.

BSB reveals speaker line-up for autumn conference

Senior figures from Warrens Bakery, Bread Ahead and Roberts Bakery are among the key speakers at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB's) autumn conference.

National Cupcake Week 2018 gets underway

Bakers and cupcake lovers across the country have kicked off celebrations for National Cupcake Week 2018, which runs from 17-23 September.

Premier Foods staff raise £27,500 for charity Mind

Employees at Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods have raised £27,500 for mental health charity Mind by running and walking along the 22-mile Jurassic Coast in Weymouth.

Deadline extended for Christmas Stars entries

We are delighted to give Britain’s bakers one more week to enter the Christmas Stars competition.

Video: How it feels to win a Baking Industry Award

On Wednesday 5 September British Baker revealed the 10 companies and individuals to be honoured with a Baking Industry Award 2018.

Oh what a night! The Baking Industry Awards in pictures

We are delighted to present some of the highlights of the fantastic 2018 Baking Industry Awards dinner and ceremony.

On the crest of a wave: Winners of 2018 Baking Industry Awards revealed!

Meet the businesses, people and products that made a splash at the 2018 Baking Industry Awards.

Baking Industry Awards ’18: Outstanding Contribution

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Baking Industry Awards '18: Baker of the Year

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Baking Industry Awards ’18: Craft Bakery Business

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Baking Industry Awards ’18: The Customer Focus Award

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Baking Industry Awards ’18: Bakery Innovation Award

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Baking Industry Awards ’18: Speciality Bread Product

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Baking Industry Awards ’18: The Rising Star Award

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Baking Industry Awards ’18: Celebration Cake Business

Bread and camping: PX+ Festival in a nutshell

Last weekend I camped, for the first time ever, in the name of British Baker. And, lying awake at 2am on Saturday, in a freezing cold tent in the middle of a field in Essex, it felt like a mistake.

Warrens crowns Young Budding Baker of the Year

Warrens Bakery has named a 17-year-old from Chichester as its first ever Young Budding Baker of the Year.

Lidl launches charitable bakery pop-up in Ireland

Lidl Ireland has launched a pop-up bakery in aid of its charity partner Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Bakers gear up for sixth sourdough September

Bakers across the UK and Ireland are getting ready for the sixth annual Sourdough September – a celebration of the floury fermentation that includes classes, giveaways and more.

Bakery technologist makes shortlist for science award

Amy Jackson, bakery technologist at Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), has been named as one of five contenders for Food Scientist of the Year in the UK Food and Drink Federation Awards 2018.

Great British Bake Off 2018: meet the contestants

The Great British Bake Off is back! Noel, Sandi, Prue and Paul are to return to the nation’s screens on Tuesday 28 August and they’re bringing with them a dozen fresh faces.

Bakeries at centre of PX+ hospitality festival

London’s Brickhouse Bakery and E5 Bakehouse are among the UK talent joining a host of international bakers at the first ever PX+ festival next weekend (24-27 August).

IBA preview: Products on show in Munich next month

Ahead of the IBA trade event in Munich next month, we look at what some of exhibitors will have on show.

How a Christmas Star can help your business shine

British Baker has launched its annual search for the top creations in bakers’ and bakery retailers’ festive ranges – and has asked previous winners how winning a Christmas Star has helped their business.

IBA preview: A chance to catch up on global trends

With the IBA trade show less than two months away, what product trends and equipment developments can visitors expect to be on display?

National Doughnut Week raises more than £25,000

National Doughnut Week organisers have announced that £25,327.40 was raised from doughnut sales during the event in May.

Afternoon tea trends: from vegan to sensory treats

It’s Afternoon Tea Week! Running from 13 to 19 August, it’s a celebration of the event and its accompaniments - from scones to tea, finger sandwiches and even mini cakes.

Bakery businesses triumph at Great Taste Awards

Peter Cooks Bread, Wessex Mill and Cookie Jar were three of the businesses to top the list of baking industry winners at the 2018 Great Taste Awards.

Warrens gears up for Young Budding Baker competition

Warrens Bakery has shortlisted seven teenagers to take part in the final of its first ever Young Budding Baker of the Year competition.

Yorkshire puds: from roast beef side to street food star

It’s Yorkshire Day – a celebration of the historic county and everything in it. It is only right, then, that arguably its most famous creation, the Yorkshire pudding, gets a look-in.

London venues triumph in Afternoon Tea Awards

A five-star hotel, a science-inspired afternoon tea and a children’s afternoon tea were among the winners at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018.

Food artist constructs BFG from Mr Kipling cakes

A food artist has constructed a giant sculpture of Roald Dahl’s beloved character, The BFG, entirely from Mr Kipling cakes.

Search begins for Bake Off: The Professionals teams

Think you’ve got what it takes to please Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin? Then Channel 4 wants to hear from you.

Baking Industry Awards 2018 finalists announced

Here they are, the 31 finalists in the 2018 Baking Industry Awards!

McDougalls reveals 2018 Young Baking Team winner

Premier Foods has awarded pupils from St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School in Windermere, Cumbria, the title of 2018 McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year.

Why YOU should be at the Baking Industry Awards

British Baker’s annual Baking Industry Awards is quite simply the biggest night in the bakery calendar.

Have you downloaded your Bakery Market Report?

British Baker’s  Bakery Market Report is a unique snapshot of Britain’s retail bakery market, offering details of the ‘BB75’ – the country’s 75 largest bakery-focused operators – and much, much more.

What it takes to win a Baking Industry Award

The Baking Industry Awards are the culmination of months of judging, with tastings, store visits and interviews.

Badge of honour: how winners use awards logo

All Baking Industry Awards winners and finalists have the right to use a BIA logo in their company’s marketing and promotional plans.

And our host is… TV star Stephen Mulhern

TV presenter and all-round entertainer Stephen Mulhern is to host this year’s Baking Industry Awards ceremony.

VIDEO: The sights and sounds of the 2017 Awards

The great and the good of the UK bakery world gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane last September for the 2017 Baking Industry Awards.

Bakers serve up treats for Wimbledon

Bakeries, hotels and bars are among businesses whipping up tennis-inspired treats to get the nation into the swing of Wimbledon fortnight, which starts today [Monday, 2 July].