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2 Sisters to help unemployed

Birmingham-based 2 Sisters, which owns Holland’s Pies and Fox’s Biscuits, is providing young unemployed people with practical skills “that will help them find the right job”.

Food and Drink International Action Plan: Andrea Leadsom encourages export growth

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs Andrea Leadsom has published the UK Food and Drink: International Action Plan from 2016 to 2020 – outlining the encouragement for export growth in the baking industry.

Entrepreneurs produce sourdough bread from Northern Irish flour

Northern Ireland entrepreneurs Mark Douglas and Lady Vibse Dunleath have collectively created sourdough bread using flour from wheat provided by a local farmer.

Bakery re-opens after arson attack

Rugby-based business Revel Bakery has opened its new production site last week – just four months after it was set on fire.

Nick Clegg: ‘Food prices face cliff edge if UK leaves Single Market’

Liberal Democrat politician Nick Clegg has warned that UK food prices will see a steep hike if the government opts for a hard Brexit and leaves the Single Market.

Scottish chocolatier wins second Best in the World award

For a second year running, Perthshire-based Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett received a prestigious gold accolade in the International Chocolate Awards.

**Video** In conversation with Paul Rhodes at the Le Cordon Bleu bakery demonstration

Last week, British Baker visited Le Cordon Bleu in London to gain an insight into the company’s new diploma, the Diplôme de Boulangerie, and speak with guest chef Paul Rhodes who provided a bakery demonstration.

Bakery graduate scoops Top Student Award

Devon Petrie has won the National Bakery School’s (NBS) Top Student Award and will be given the Freedom of the City of London.

8 ways to boost your bakery business

David Garman, senior independent director at John Menzies and former chief executive of Allied Bakeries, gave invaluable strategy advice at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB’s) autumn conference.

Gafa talks Tesco bakery plans

Gordon Gafa, category director, bakery and wholesale at Tesco, was speaking at the British Society of Baking (BSB) autumn conference.

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