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The Worshipful Company of Bakers

has admitted four new liverymen as part of its July Court meeting at Bakers' Hall in London. Pictured left to right with the Master, Peter Gossage (centre), are Graham Duckworth, industrial ingredients specialist at Puratos and the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees' competition chairman, and Simon Jeffreys, chief operating officer for global charity Wellcome Trust.

Starbucks rolls out Android app in UK

Starbucks is to expand its mobile platform, with the roll-out of its Android app to the UK and Canada.

Spinata&co to open sixth site

Artisan bakery Spinata&co will open its sixth outlet in London’s Mayfair this month.

Subway to appeal toasted sandwich tax

Sandwich franchise chain Subway will appear in the High Court on 23 July over the 20% VAT added to its toasted subs.

Garth Bakery moves into Tesco

Garth Bakery has agreed to supply 35 Tesco stores in South Wales with nine of its bakery lines as part of a new contract.

Estate clean-up costs West Cornwall Pasty Company

The West Cornwall Pasty Company has reported a £2.8m drop in turnover during the past 12 months.

Four new liverymen at Worshipful Company

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has admitted four new liverymen as part of its July Court meeting at the Bakers’ Halls.

BRC develops free small business lease

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a free small business retail lease in a bid to attract independent businesses back on to the UK’s high streets.

Terry Tang to appear in new TV series

Terry Tang, last year's winner of the Celebration Cake Maker of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards (BIA), will appear in a Sky One television series this November.

Government publishes response to pasty tax U-turn

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a document of the responses it received during the consultation period on its proposals to add 20% VAT on hot takeaway food.

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