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Skills Academy appoints head of programmes

The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink has taken on a head of programmes to lead the industry’s Industry Skills Partnership.

Great British Bake Off star explains passion for teaching

Just a week after Nancy Birtwhistle won the fifth series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO), she is looking forward to her future in the world of bakery. In an exclusive interview with British Baker, she updates us on her life since bake-off, and plans for the future.

Bakels launches gluten-free bread mixes

 Ingredients supplier British Bakels has launched a range of gluten-free bread mixes for retail.

Plymouth bakery invests £80k to grow business

Artisan bakery The Column Bakehouse is to make an £80,000 investment in its infrastructure to increase production by at least 50%.

Consumers to spend £240m on Halloween

Consumers will spend up to £240m on Halloween in 2014, according to the latest research.

Allergen training offered

Following the new allergen legislation for food manufacturing employees, Train4Academy has launched a new training package to prepare food handling staff for the laws. 

Thorntons reports sales slump

Thorntons has reported an overall sales decrease of 11.9% in its first quarter.

The Sawley Kitchen hopes for hat-trick with local awards

Artisan biscuit bakery The Sawley Kitchen has been shortlisted for two Yorkshire awards. 

Simple strategies advocated by food company CEOs

Food company chief executives, speaking at the IGD Convention in London, agreed that keeping business strategies simple is important during a challenging economy.

Panasonic finds that GBBO sparks increase in home baking

Ahead of tonight’s Great British Bake Off final, research finds 57% of people have been inspired to bake more, after watching this year’s show.

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