May/June 2015 - Scottish Bakers

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May/June 2015 - Scottish Bakers
June2014
2015
August
supported by
D McGhee & Sons Ltd are Crowned
Scottish Baker of the Year 2015!
www.scottishbakers.org
contents
A VERY WARM WELCOME
TO ALL OUR NEW MEMBERS
Messages from the Chief Executive and President
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Scottish Bakers Annual Conference 2015
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Shetland Bakery Still Rising After 100 Years
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FoodChain Europe Helpline
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Better Call Paul
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Scottish Bakers Benevolent Fund Donation
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£70m Support Scheme for Food & Drink Businesses
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James Allan Memorial Trophy 2015
16-17
News in Brief
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FSA – Allergen Incident
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HSE Inspection Programme Update
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Dollar Rae (Associate Member)
J-Flex Rubber Products (Associate Member)
Kimberley Watson Packaging (Associate Member)
Message from the Chief Executive
It was fantastic to see so many people at our conference this year in Glasgow. The conference combined a
mixture of social activities, business sessions, awards ceremonies and the opportunity to meet and speak
with our industry supporters. Every one of our speakers was excellent and brought a great mix of bakery,
business experience and the political and business insight provided by Lord Digby Jones was outstanding.
Since the conference we have launched the James Allan Memorial Trophy – thanks to Iain Campbell for
hosting us and to Michelle McManus for helping raise much needed funds for the Make a Wish Foundation.
Thanks also to Macphie who will host the winner for one week at their fantastic Head Office in Glenbervie.
Jim McCormack, Senior Training Adviser and I joined the centenary celebrations of Voe Bakery in Shetland in May. I think the
whole population of Shetland descended on Voe during the weekend, including a regiment of Viking Warriors and the Royal Navy.
It was an absolute privilege to be invited to attend and we wish Laurence and Tracey Thompson every success on their journey to
the next 100 years.
We had the Scottish Development International (SDI) In-Country Market Specialists in Scotland recently. We are part funding
them as part of our Export Group and they are promoting Scottish food and drink across the world for the benefit of our members.
We had an exclusive meeting between them and members of our Export Group to critique products and packaging and determine
suitable markets.
We also have 25 bakers going to Zeelandia in Holland on a 40 Group Study Tour in June and I look forward to telling you how this
went in the next newsletter.
Alan Clarke, Chief Executive
Message from the President
Well, what can I say? The feedback we have had on this year’s conference has been fantastic with many
people saying that they didn’t think we could better last year’s conference but we did!
It was lovely to see 400 members of the bakery sector having a great time and I would like to say a big
thank you to everyone who attended and to congratulate all of the winners of this year’s awards. I would
also like to thank all of our sponsors and exhibitors whose support is invaluable and enables us to put
on an event of this quality. It was great to see so many people from our trade there and it was great to
catch up with friends and to make new ones. It’s encouraging to see new faces at conference and the
mix of business, awards and social activities just seems to work.
Business goes on and we are now into a new financial year and have increased the number of learners on our training
programmes across the UK and are supporting members with pasty tax and labelling issues. We have launched this year’s
search for the Bakery Apprentice of the year who will be awarded the James Allan Memorial Trophy. I would encourage you
to enter anyone in your business who is currently completing or who has recently completed a bakery apprenticeship.
For those of you who attended conference I hope you enjoyed and benefited from it and for those of you who didn’t, I would
encourage you to join us next year for our 125th anniversary conference. I know you will not be disappointed.
John Gall, President
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!
SCOTTISH BAKER
OF THE YEAR 2015
of the year 2015
SPONSORED BY
D MCGHEE & SONS LTD
SPONSORED BY
WHOLESALE BAKER OF THE YEAR
D McGhee
& Sons Ltd
SPONSORED BY
RETAIL BAKER OF THE YEAR
J G Ross
(Bakers) Ltd
SPONSORED BY
CRAFT BAKER OF THE YEAR
Mimi’s
Bakehouse
Best Morning Roll in Scotland sponsored by Carrs Flour Scotland:
Best Potato Scone in Scotland sponsored by California Raisins:
Best Buttery in Scotland sponsored by Carrs Flour Scotland:
Best Individual Cake in Scotland sponsored by Flemings:
Best Savoury in Scotland sponsored by British Bakels:
Best Bread in Scotland sponsored by Puratos:
Best Scone in Scotland sponsored by California Raisins:
Best Biscuit in Scotland sponsored by Eurowire Containers:
D McGhee & Sons Ltd
The Hame Bakery
Culloden Foods Ltd (Harry Gow)
Mimi’s Bakehouse
proud to support Scottish Bakers
R Little Bakers
Cuckoo’s Bakery
J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd
John Gillespie & Sons Ltd
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SCOTTISH BAKERS CONFEREN
Our conference this year
was our biggest and best
yet. A huge thanks to all
who attended – we very
much hope that you not
only enjoyed yourself
but also found it to be a
worthwhile experience.
For those of you who weren’t able to
attend, we kicked off our weekend
on Friday with our ever expanding
supplier showcase, with 36 impressive
exhibition stands over three rooms.
As usual each and every exhibitor
went to a tremendous amount of effort
to ensure that their stands looked
professional and interesting, and it has
to be said that the exhibition areas
looked fantastic.
Friday afternoon’s drinks reception
which followed the official opening
from President John Gall was kindly
sponsored by Reynards and the
networking really got going once the
refreshments started to flow. With
the supplier showcase wrapping up
at 5pm on the Friday afternoon it
was off to get ready for the evening
events which commenced at 7pm
with another drinks reception kindly
sponsored by Glasgow City Council.
Once seats were taken for dinner,
welcome speeches were given by
Glasgow City Council’s Depute
Lord Provost Bailie Gerald Leonard,
Scottish Bakers Chief Executive Alan
Clarke, Scottish Bakers President
John Gall and Scottish Bakers
Ambassador Mich Turner MBE.
Guests were teased before dinner
with a sneak preview of The Bay
City Rollers set which really set the
atmosphere for a fantastic evening.
Following dinner was the Regional
Scottish Baker of the Year Awards –
a first for this year and something
we hope to repeat in future years
due to its success. The awards were
compered by Mich Turner MBE and
Alan Clarke and presented by each
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of the category sponsors. The Bay
City Rollers were playing live on stage
very soon afterwards maintaining the
electric atmosphere within the room.
As always the Rollers got everyone up
on the dance floor waving their tartan
and shang-a-lang-ing along! A disco
topped off the night which ended at a
(relatively!) respectable hour to allow
people to wake up refreshed
for Saturday’s proceedings.
Saturday morning kicked off bright
and early with a superb cake
decorating master class from
Mich Turner MBE. Mich skilfully
demonstrated decorated a Fabergestyle cake with sugar paste,
decorating with hand-piped detail,
hand rolled lustered pearls, gold
leaves and a hand moulded rose.
It was a really interesting session
and one we bet guests were glad
they got up for, despite the early hour!
Once the Product awards had been
announced and given out it was on to
the Business awards where the Craft
Baker of the Year, Retail Baker of the
Year, Wholesale Baker of the Year
and the overall Scottish Baker of the
Year would be crowned. After much
build-up and some fantastic footage
of the finalists’ video interviews the
results were revealed. Following
the formalities of interviews and
photographs for the winners there
was nothing else to do but get the
disco going and enjoy the rest of the
night – which on Saturday was on
until 2am with some staying up far
later! Needless to say there were a
few tired souls on Sunday but all in
all a fantastic weekend all round and
we hope as many of you as possible
will join us again next year when we
do it all over again!
The day continued with a wonderful
programme of speakers (more about
them over the page) who were all
quite obviously much appreciated and
enjoyed by the audience. The finale
of the day was of course Lord Digby
Jones whose presentation earned a
standing ovation!
And on to the evening entertainment,
kicking off with our Presidential Drinks
Reception sponsored by Flemings
and then the Presidential Banquet
where top table guests, including the
Craft Bakers Association and the Irish
Association of Master Bakers, were
welcomed by President John Gall. The
Special Awards for Life Members and
Honorary Members were presented
before the banquet was served.
Once dinner was over and done with
it was down to the serious business
of the National Scottish Baker of the
Year Awards and the trophies were
ceremoniously piped in and on to
the stage. The awards were again
presented by Mich Turner and Alan
Clarke and Regional Winners from the
Friday night were on the edge of their
seat as they awaited the results.
Martin Lightbody entertaining the audience
during his presentation.
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NCE & AWARDS WEEKEND 2015
Scottish Baker Life Member & Honorary Member Awards
At the Scottish Bakers Conference weekend in Glasgow, Scottish Bakers recognised four individuals for the service they
have given to the bakery sector in Scotland. Firstly Immediate Past President Gordon McGhee who was instrumental in
modernising the Association. During his Presidency Scottish Bakers relocated to a new Head Office in Dunfermline and
significantly increased their training and range of services on offer. Gordon was presented with a Life Member Award.
The second Life Member Award went to Dennis Brown of BFP. He has spent most of his career in the bakery industry both
working for bakeries and working for suppliers and plans to retire from full time employment later this year. He is currently
employed as Area Sales Manager for BFP in Scotland although his career has seen him working in Aulds Bakery and
Bako. He has been a keen supporter and advocate for Scottish Bakers and along with his Managing Director Nick Harris
hosted the first ever winners of the Scottish Bakers Awards at their Innovation Centre in Lille in France. Dennis is known as
a hard worker and well-liked by everyone he meets. He always has a good word for everyone and always has a smile on
his face.
Gordon McGhee, Scottish Bakers Past President, receiving his Life
Member Award from Mich Turner MBE and President John Gall
Dennis Brown, BFP, receiving his Life Member Award from
Mich Turner MBE and President John Gall
The final Scottish Bakers Life member Award went to Terry Tredget from Rondo. Terry started his career as an apprentice
at a small bakery then joined a larger bakery where he became Bakery Manager, overseeing the manufacture and supply
of top quality products to prestigious customers. He then left, transferred to sales and joined a supplier to the bakery
trade and has travelled the UK and much of the world installing and demonstrating their range of equipment. He jointly
led a Scottish Bakers 40 Group study visit to Germany and Switzerland last year and many of the people who took part in
that visit hold him in the highest regard. His outgoing character, deep bakery knowledge and likeable personality saw him
become a respected and trusted partner to many bakers around the UK and there are many who have benefitted from his
knowledge and honest approach to problem solving.
The final award presented was the highest accolade Scottish Bakers can award, and Keith Houliston of British Bakels
was made an Honorary Member. Keith joined the Scottish Baking Industry in 1981, and quickly became active in Scottish
Bakers making many friends. He progressed through the ranks and ended up serving most of his career in England.
Although he is based in England he is a keen supporter of Scottish Bakers and has been instrumental in assisting to
plan and deliver recent 40 Group Study Tours, and acts as an advocate for the Scottish Bakery industry assisting to
substantially increase the number of bakers in Scotland who took part of Craft Baker Week last year when he was
chairman of the organising committee. A very deserving recipient indeed.
Terry Tredget, Rondo, receiving his Life Member Award from
Mich Turner MBE and President John Gall
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Keith Houliston, British Bakels, receiving his Honorary Member Award
from Mich Turner MBE and President John Gall
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SCOTTISH BAKERS CONFEREN
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Lord Digby Jones
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Martin Lightbody, Lightbody Ventures
• Businesses create the wealth that generates the taxes that pay
for public services – a lot of politicians fail to understand that
• You only get things back out of life when you give it everything
you have
• History tells us that a political party will always win if they show
economic competence and have a leader more popular than the
opposition leader
• The key to exporting around the word is: brand, quality, adding
value and innovation
• The biggest issues we face in this country are illiteracy,
innumeracy and an ageing population
Mich Turner MBE,
Little Venice Cake Company
• The most important currency we have is knowledge
• Europe should focus on putting money into education rather than
agricultural subsidies and should be equipping member countries
to compete globally - at the moment Europe is losing the race!
Peter Sidwell, Chef and TV Bakery Judge
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NCE & AWARDS WEEKEND 2015
Linda Hill, Murrays
George Asher, Ashers Bakery
Ali Asher, Ashers Bakery
Our line-up of speakers this year was considered by many to be one of our
best yet, and from a business point of view it was definitely the most insightful.
After the Presidential Welcome from John Gall we then had Alan Clarke
speaking on Scottish Bakers and the progress the organisation has made
over the past year. Following on from this was Peter Sidwell from Britain’s
Best Bakery discussing his work with the NHS in Scotland and how bakers
can profit from producing healthier items.
Mich Turner MBE then returned to the stage with her session on baking for
celebrities, intriguingly titled ‘Confessions of a Cake Lady’. Following this we
were entertained by Martin Lightbody who regaled us with the story of how his
company Lightbody Ventures came about. Next up was Paul Grant who is the
Chairman of Mackays Jam who explained how his company rose to success.
After lunch was last year’s Scottish Baker of the Year Winners George and
Ali Asher followed by World Scotch Pie Champion Linda Hill, who all told the
audience what their win had meant to them and for their business.
Paul Grant, Mackays
Last but by no means least was Lord Digby Jones who delivered an
outstanding presentation, giving his unique take on business and politics
and making a great deal of sense to everyone listening. We’re sure there will
be many lessons learned and ideas taken away from the day’s key session.
Michael Tully, Bako Northern & Scotland
Alan Clarke, CE, Scottish Bakers
John Gall, President, Scottish Bakers
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Alan Clarke on stage with the Bay City Rollers following their fantastic set
Marilla McMillan of T A Francis & Sons and Linda Hill of Murrays
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Stephen and Rona McAllister from The Kandy Bar of Saltcoats
proud to support Scottish Bakers
NCE & AWARDS WEEKEND 2015
Carol Hawkes, Noel Hawkes, Elaine Houliston, Ali Asher, Keith Houliston, Jill Asher
Pamela Ross, Jane McIntosh and Sara McIntosh from Harry Gow
Alan Marr of Aulds with Rona Sarafilovic
Betty and Henry Jefferies
Past President Gordon McGhee with his wife Julie
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L-R: Scottish Bakers President John Gall, Emily Irons-Young, Linda Young, Mark Young
Hamish and Elizabeth Allan
The Scottish Bakers Board with their partners
Taking a selfie, L-R: Lesley McPhie, Laura McGhee and Jill Asher
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Some of the team from Border Biscuits, L-R: Andy Alston,
Caryl Hamilton, Elaine Bone, Malcolm Hamilton, Lynsey Kennedy
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NCE & AWARDS WEEKEND 2015
WINNERS
Scottish Baker of the
Year Awards 2015
of the year 2015
Ian and Gordon of D McGhee & Sons Ltd – winners of Scottish Baker of the Year 2015
CONFERENCE & AWARDS PARTNER
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MEDIA PARTNER
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SCOTTISH BAKER
OF THE YEAR 2015
of the year 2015
SPONSORED BY
D MCGHEE & SONS LTD
MORNING ROLL
SPONSORED BY
BEST IN SCOTLAND
NATIONAL GOLD AWARD
NATIONAL SILVER AWARD
NATIONAL BRONZE AWARD
D McGhee & Sons Ltd
Wm Stephen (Bakers) Ltd
Three Little Bakers
Ashers Bakery Ltd
Morning Roll
Morning Roll
Morning Roll
Morning Roll
BEST IN REGION
REGIONAL GOLD
REGIONAL SILVER
REGIONAL BRONZE
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Three Little Bakers
Ashers Bakery Ltd
Culloden Foods Ltd (Harry Gow)
Maclean’s Highland Bakery
Morning Roll
Morning Roll
Morning Roll
Morning Roll
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
Wm Stephen (Bakers) Ltd
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
D McGhee & Sons
Morning Roll
Morning Roll
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
Stobbs the Baker
Pathhead Bakery
Ayrshire Morning Roll
Ayrshire Morning Roll
Harvest Roll
J B Christie (Morning Roll)
S M Bayne & Co (Morning Roll)
Thos Auld & Sons Ltd (Morning Roll)
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
Brownings the Bakers
The Kandy Bar
Wm Stephen (Bakers) Ltd
Morning Roll
SAVOURY
Morning Roll
SPONSORED BY
BEST IN SCOTLAND
NATIONAL GOLD AWARD
NATIONAL SILVER AWARD
NATIONAL BRONZE AWARD
Culloden Foods Ltd (Harry Gow) J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd
G H Barnett & Son
Goodfellows of Dundee Ltd
Chicken Curry Pie
for their Breakfast Pie
Onion Pie
Bridie
BEST IN REGION
REGIONAL GOLD
REGIONAL SILVER
REGIONAL BRONZE
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Culloden Foods Ltd (Harry Gow)
J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd
Culloden Foods Ltd (Harry Gow)
Goodfellows of Dundee Ltd
Chicken Curry Pie
Breakfast Pie
Potato Pie
Bridie
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
G H Barnett & Son
Goodfellows of Dundee Ltd
Goodfellows of Dundee Ltd
Onion Pie
Bridie
Steak and Gravy Pie
Bakery Andante (Vegetable Studel)
Nicolls Rosebank Bakery (Steak Pie)
The Edinburgh Bakehouse(Scotch Pie)
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
Pathhead Bakery
Irvines Bakers & Confectioners
Irvines Bakers & Confectioners
Borders & Lowlands
Steak Pie
Chicken and Haggis Pie
Steak Pie
Stobbs the Baker
Mince Pie
SCONE
SPONSORED BY
BEST IN SCOTLAND
NATIONAL GOLD AWARD
NATIONAL SILVER AWARD
NATIONAL BRONZE AWARD
Mimi’s Bakehouse
G H Barnett & Son
Premium Roll Company
Gretna Bakery
for their Cheese and Chive Scone
Bran Fruit Scone
Bran Scone
Cheese Scone
BEST IN REGION
REGIONAL GOLD
REGIONAL SILVER
REGIONAL BRONZE
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Reids of Caithness
Culloden Foods Ltd (Harry Gow)
Breadalbane Bakery & Tearoom Argo’s Bakery
Fruit Scone
Fruit Scone
Fruit Scone
Fruit Scone
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
G H Barnett & Son
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
Mimi’s Bakehouse
Cheese and Chive Scone
Bran Fruit Scone
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
Gretna Bakery
The Kandy Bar
Cheese Scone
Fruit Scone
Bran Scone
Humble Pie Bakery (Fruit Scone)
Keptie Bakery (Fruit Scone)
Tower Bakery (Fruit Scone)
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
Irvines Bakers & Confectioners
Pathhead Bakery
Premium Roll Company
Wheaten Scone
SPECIAL AWARDS – BUTTERY
Fruit Scone
SPONSORED BY
BEST IN SCOTLAND
NATIONAL GOLD AWARD
NATIONAL SILVER AWARD
NATIONAL BRONZE AWARD
The Hame Bakery
J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd
Rendall’s Bakery
Murdoch Allan & Sons
proud to support Scottish Bakers
CRAFT BAKER
OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY
RETAIL BAKER
OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY
W/SALE BAKER
OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY
Mimi’s Bakehouse
J G ROSS (BAKERS) LTD
D MCGHEE & SONS LTD
RUNNERS UP
RUNNERS UP
RUNNERS UP
Cuckoo’s Bakery
Murrays Bakers
The Kandy Bar
Thos Auld & Sons Ltd
Border Biscuits
Reids of Caithness
INDIVIDUAL CAKE
SPONSORED BY
BEST IN SCOTLAND
NATIONAL GOLD AWARD
NATIONAL SILVER AWARD
Cuckoo’s Bakery
Culloden Foods Ltd (Harry Gow)
Irvines Bakers & Confectioners Bostock Bakery
Raspberry White Choc cupcake
Vanilla Slice
French Fancy
Chocolate Dome
BEST IN REGION
REGIONAL GOLD
REGIONAL SILVER
REGIONAL BRONZE
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Culloden Foods Ltd (Harry Gow)
Breadalbane Bakery/Tearoom Ashers Bakery Ltd
Argo’s Bakery
Vanilla Slice
Lemon Drizzle Cake
Strawberry Tart
Coconut Doughnut
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
Cuckoo’s Bakery
Bostock Bakery
Central Belt & Tayside
Raspberry White Choc cupcake
Chocolate Dome
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
Lemon Tart
Humble Pie Bakery(Choc/Orange C/cake)
Majellas (Strawberry Tart)
The Wee Bakery (Iron Bru Muffin)
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
Central Belt & Tayside
Irvines Bakers & Confectioners Irvines Bakers & Confectioners Biggar Flavour
French Fancy
Toffee Tart
NATIONAL BRONZE AWARD
Key Lime Pie
BREAD
Pathhead Bakery
Strawberry Tart
SPONSORED BY
BEST IN SCOTLAND
NATIONAL GOLD AWARD
NATIONAL SILVER AWARD
NATIONAL BRONZE AWARD
J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd
T A Francis & Sons
Three Little Bakers
McPhie’s Craft Bakers
Low GI Bread Chia Bread
White Bread
Multigrain Bread
BEST IN REGION
REGIONAL GOLD
REGIONAL SILVER
REGIONAL BRONZE
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd
Three Little Bakers
Reids of Caithness
Three Little Bakers
Low GI Bread
White Bread
Multiseed Bread
Artisan Bread
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
G H Barnett & Son
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
McPhie’s Craft Bakers
Multigrain Bread
Cheese and Leek Bread
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
TA Francis & Sons
Gretna Bakery
Chia Bread
White Bread
Bloomer Bread
Greggs plc (Granary Bread)
J B Christie (Nutty Malt Bread)
R T Stuart Ltd Granary Bread)
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
Pathhead Bakery
Irvines Bakers & Conf.
Oliphant Bakers
Granary Bread
Multiseed Cob Loaf
SPONSORED BY
BISCUIT
BEST SCOTLAND
NATIONAL GOLD AWARD
NATIONAL SILVER AWARD
NATIONAL BRONZE AWARD
John Gillespie & Son Ltd
Border Biscuits
Oliphant Bakers
Biggar Flavour
Vanilla Oat Crunchie Chocolate Oat Crumble
Mint Slice
Gypsy Cream
BEST IN REGION
REGIONAL GOLD
REGIONAL SILVER
REGIONAL BRONZE
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Highlands, Islands & Grampian
Breadalbane Bakery/Tearoom J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd
Murdoch Allan & Sons
Culloden Foods Ltd (Harry Gow)
for their Empire Biscuit
Empire Biscuit
Butter Biscuit
Empire Biscuit
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
Oliphant Bakers
Central Belt & Tayside
Central Belt & Tayside
Border Biscuits
Chocolate Oat Crunble
Mint Slice
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
John Gillespie & Sons Ltd
Biggar Flavour
Vanilla Oat Crunchie
Gypsy Cream
Empire Biscuit
G H Barnett & Son (Empire Biscuit)
Murrays Bakers (Shortbread)
Pinnies & Poppyseeds (Shortbread)
Borders & Lowlands
Borders & Lowlands
Gretna Bakery
Stobbs the Baker
Morton Rolls
Shortbread
SPECIAL AWARDS – POTATO SCONES
BEST IN SCOTLAND
R Little Bakers
Shortbread
SPONSORED BY
NATIONAL GOLD AWARD
NATIONAL SILVER AWARD
NATIONAL BRONZE AWARD
Goodfellows of Dundee (Ltd)
Morton Rolls
D McGhee & Sons Ltd
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SCOTTISH BAKERS CONFEREN
Scottish Baker of the Year Winner
Wholesale Baker of the Year Winner
Best Morning Roll in Scotland
D MCGHEE & SONS LTD
L-R: Alan Clarke, Gordon McGhee, Mich Turner MBE, Ian McGhee
Craft Baker of the Year
Best Scone in Scotland
MIMI’S BAKEHOUSE – L-R: Iain Forbes, Scott Clearie, Natalie Togher,
Gemma Clearie, Michael Tully, Mich Turner MBE, Alan Clarke,
Michelle Phillips, Ashley Harley, Mike Phillips
Best Potato Scone in Scotland
R LITTLE BAKERS L-R: Iain Forbes, Cameron Little, Joy Little,
Mich Turner MBE, David Little, Michael Tully
Retail Baker of the Year Winner
Best Bread in Scotland
J G ROSS (BAKERS) LTD L-R: Julie Ross, Robert Gordon, George Ross,
Andrew Underwood, Mich Turner MBE, Cameron Ross, Alan Clarke,
Dianne Smith
National Bronze Award for Biscuit
BIGGAR FLAVOUR – L-R: Kamal Uddin, Randal Brown, Mich Turner MBE,
Jane Brown, Michael Tully
Best Biscuit in Scotland
JOHN GILLESPIE & SONS LTD L-R: Kamal Uddin, Iain Gillespie,
Mich Turner MBE, Evelyn Gillespie, Michael Tully
proud to support Scottish Bakers
NCE & AWARDS WEEKEND 2015
Best Savoury in Scotland
HARRY GOW L-R: Douglas McCabe, Keith Houliston, Fraser Gow,
Sara McIntosh, Mich Turner MBE, Jane McIntosh, Pamela Ross,
David Gow, Michael Tully
Retail Baker of the Year Finalist
THOS AULD & SONS LTD L-R: Jan Lackie, Alan Lackie, Alan Marr,
Mich Turner MBE, Lesley Marr, Michael Tully
Retail Baker of the Year Finalist
THOS AULD & SONS LTD Andrew Underwood, Mich Turner MBE,
Alan Marr, Michael Tully
proud to support Scottish Bakers
National Bronze Award for Bread /
Best Bread in Central Belt & Tayside
MCPHIES CRAFT BAKERS L-R: Craig McPhie, Mich Turner MBE,
Michael Tully
Retail Baker of the Year Finalists
THOS AULD & SONS LTD AND J R ROSS (BAKERS) LTD L-R: George Ross,
Cameron Ross, Stephen Brown, Mich Turner MBE, Lesley Marr, Alan Marr
Retail Baker of the Year Finalist
THE KANDY BAR L-R: Andrew Underwood, Stephen McAllister,
Mich Turner MBE, Rona McAllister, Michael Tully
SCOTTISH BAKERS CONFEREN
National Silver Award for Individual
Cake/Best Individual Cake in the
Borders and Lowlands
IRVINES BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS L-R: Douglas McCabe,
Susan Irvine, Mich Turner MBE, Maurice Irvine, Michael Tully
National Bronze Award for Savoury
Special Gold Award for Potato Scone
GOODFELLOWS OF DUNDEE L-R: Iain Forbes, Keith Houliston,
4 Kirsten Sinclair, Mich Turner MBE, Rob Sinclair, Michael Tully
National Gold Award Scone
National Silver Award Onion Pie
G H BARNETT & SON L-R: Iain Forbes, Mhorag Barnett, Stewart Barnett,
Mich Turner MBE, Murray Barnett, Michelle Barnett, Jessie Barnett,
Keith Houliston, Michael Tully
National Silver Award for Morning Roll
National Silver Award for Bread
THREE LITTLE BAKERS L-R: Allan Burns, Jayne Murphy,
Mich Turner MBE, Patrick Murphy, Michael Tully
Retail Baker of the Year Finalists
J G ROSS (BAKERS) LTD L-R: Julie Ross, Robert Gordon, George Ross,
Andrew Underwood, Mich Turner MBE, Cameron Ross, Alan Clarke, Dianne
Smith, Rona McAllister, Stephen McAlliser, Alan Marr, Lesley Marr
Craft Baker of the Year Finalist
MURRAYS Colin Laing, Linda Hill, Mich Turner MBE, Steve Hill,
Michael Tully
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NCE & AWARDS WEEKEND 2015
Wholesale Baker of the Year Finalist
National Gold Award for Biscuit
BORDER BISCUITS L-R: Joyce Dempsey, Stuart Leggat, Caryl Hamilton,
Donna Black, Dee Scott, Mich Turner MBE, Brian Dempsey, Lynsey Kennedy,
Martin McCulloch, Andy Alston, Elaine Bone, Simon Tweedlie
Craft Baker of the Year Finalist
Best Individual Cake in Scotland
CUCKOO’S BAKERY L-R: Mich Turner MBE, Suzanne Burns,
Vidya Sarjoo, Douglas McCabe
Craft Baker of the Year Finalists
CRAFT BAKER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS L-R: Colin Laing, Linda Hill, Scott Clearie, Natalie Togher, Michael Tully, Gemma Clearie,
Mich Turner MBE, Iain Forbes, Michelle Phillips, Alan Clarke, Ashley Harley, Mike Phillips
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L-R: Vidya Sarjoo and Suzanne Burns from Cuckoo’s Bakery with
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Shetland Bakery still rising after 100 years
Shetland’s Voe Bakery, famed for its bannocks, pies and
biscuits, celebrated its centenary last weekend. Hundreds
of locals descended on Voe harbour to ensure that the
bakery celebrated in style.
The event involving representatives from the Royal Navy
and a regiment of Viking warriors was held in the village of
Voe on Saturday 23rd May in its honour. The celebrations
saw stalls erected at the waterside, music, food, a pie
eating competition and children’s entertainment. Voe
Bakery is owned by Laurence and Tracey Thompson,
Tracey was proud to be leading the celebrations, and said:
“There can’t be many places in the UK still doing the same
thing as 100 years ago.”
Scottish Bakers Chief Executive Alan Clarke and Senior Training Adviser Jim McCormack joined the celebrations.
Alan said that the company’s anniversary highlights the
importance of family owned craft bakers. “Of our 200plus bakery members, Voe Bakery is situated in one of
the most picturesque locations and I am delighted to be
visiting them again this weekend to support their centenary
year celebrations. In this challenging economic climate it is
encouraging to see family businesses thriving as much as
Voe Bakery is and it is testament to the family’s commitment
and passion that the bakery has continued to survive and
flourish providing employment and high quality bakery
products for local people.
War One. The crews were in the isles as part of Britain’s
blockade to stop the enemy from getting supplies - such
as metal, oil, foodstuffs and fabric, by patrolling the North
Atlantic to intercept merchant ships from non-combatant
countries that may have been supplying items to Germany.
The 750 tonne Portsmouth-based Royal Navy mine hunter
HMS Middleton arrived in Lerwick on Thursday where it
remained stationed for five days to mark the occasion.
With a number of ships stationed in Shetland, there was a
need for easily reached sustenance - but the basic staple of
bread wasn’t readily available. The bakery’s range of products
has developed over the years and now includes a full range
of bakery products which differs from the basic white unsliced
bread and biscuits of its emerging years. However, their
iconic bannocks, remain the most popular item on sale,
with the festive period dubbed “bannock season”.
“I hope that Lawrence and Tracey have a great weekend
and that the business goes on to celebrate its 200th
anniversary in years to come.”
The bakery began life in 1915 at the request of the Navy to
feed hungry sailors stationed in nearby waters during World
Scottish Bakers’ Senior Training Advisor, Jim McCormack (left),
and Chief Executive Alan Clarke (right) with Laurence and
Tracey Thompson of Voe Bakery
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BETTER CALL PAUL
KEEP YOUR BUSINESS ON
TRACK WITH OUR HELP.
HMRC is taking a tougher stance on VAT compliance. All businesses need to
be aware of their obligations to submit complete and accurate VAT returns.
More importantly, where businesses do make mistakes this can lead to HMRC
imposing penalties on any VAT that has been underpaid or over-recovered.
Dear Paul,
Paul Russell is one of our tax experts. He
specialises in VAT and helps businesses
successfully deal with the many changes in
this complex area of tax.
ABOUT BDO
With offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh,
BDO advises businesses across Scotland
and further afield to navigate the
complexities of the constantly evolving
UK tax system. Our clients include owner
managed businesses and mid to large
sized companies. We advise a number
of bakeries across Scotland as well as
Scottish Bakers.
I run a bakery and I have recently discovered an error on a previous VAT
return. We have incorrectly recovered VAT on a number of duplicated
invoices. Can you tell us how we can correct this error and what implications
this may have for us with HMRC?
Yours sincerely, MB
Dear MB,
Firstly, when you discover an error on a previously submitted VAT
return you have an obligation to correct this. The way in which you
do that will depend on its value. HMRC generally allows businesses
to correct errors on the VAT return during the period in which the
business discovers the error, where:
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• it is below a net value of £10,000 VAT; or
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can help.
• it is of a net value between £10,000 and £50,000 VAT, but does not
exceed 1% of the value of Box 6 (the net sales value) on the VAT
return during which you discover the error.
However, where the net value of the error exceeds the limits above, you
should not correct the error on your VAT return but instead you must
make a separate formal disclosure of this error to HMRC.
Your business may also be liable to a penalty assessment which is
calculated based on the amount of the VAT due and the circumstances
which led to the mistake. However, where the business has fulfilled
all of its obligations in so far as disclosing and correcting the error, the
penalty may be suspended or mitigated in full.
Got a question for Paul? Give
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If you do not correct errors that you have discovered on your VAT
return and HMRC later finds them, it will assess for the VAT due as well
as potential penalties and errors. In the most serious instances the
penalty can be up to 100% of the VAT assessed.
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and we can help.
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Scottish Bakers Benevolent
Fund Benefits from Lewis’
Amazing Charity Endeavour!
The Scottish Bakers Benevolent
Fund is extremely grateful to have
received a £1,000 donation from
Lewis Maclean from Maclean’s
Highland Bakery following his
completion of the New Zealand
Iron Man challenge.
Lewis also gave £1,000 each to
Friendly Access – a Moray-based
charity that helps children and adults
with autism get easy access to
places we all take for granted and
Taigh Farris Respite Unit – a Forresbased respite care service for adults
covering a host of disabilities.
Lewis handing over his cheque for the
Scottish Bakers Benevolent Fund to Training
Advisor Joe O’Conner
Lewis (centre) with his wife Diane and his mum
Margaret
Food funding – Cabinet Secretary
launches £70m support scheme
A massive funding programme for food and drink
businesses across Scotland has been launched by
Cabinet Secretary for Food Richard Lochhead.
On a visit to The Breadwinner Bakery in Edinburgh
during Real Bread Week in Scotland’s Year of Food
and Drink, Mr Lochhead announced the new Food
Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) grant
scheme is now open for capital-related applications.
The scheme will widen to non-capital and co-operation
bids later in 2015.
The scheme will plough £70 million into food and drink
processing in Scotland as part of the new Scottish Rural
Development Programme (SRDP) 2014-2020, which is
expected to receive formal EU approval shortly.
Mr Lochhead said:
“Scotland’s £13.9 billion food and drink growth sector
has already rocketed since 2007. Turnover here has
shot up 21 per cent compared to growth of 8.6 per
cent across the rest of the UK, with Scotland’s massive
success fuelled by the unwavering support of the
Scottish Government and our agencies.
“Under the last Food Grants Scheme the Scottish
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Government supported 172 projects between 2007 and
2013. Our £47 million investment levered £114 million
private sector funding and safeguarded or created about
8,500 jobs.
“I am delighted to be launching the new scheme
in Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, and to have
increased funding by 50 per cent which will enable us to
invest even more in Scottish food and drink businesses.”
The Breadwinner Bakery has previously received
£20,000 in support via the food grants scheme and was
last year named 2014 Bakery of the Year at the Scottish
Food Awards.
Director Kris McVey said:
“Since receiving our FPMC grant, our business has gone
from strength to strength. The funding enabled us to
move into bigger premises and win new contracts, such
as the deal to supply Scotmid and Patisserie Valerie
- while remaining true to our values as a ‘Real Bread’
Bakery. As a consequence, we have been able to take
on 17 more staff, including two apprentices through
our partnership with Bernardo’s – with many more
opportunities available to us, the challenge now is to
manage the growth.”
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JAMES ALLAN MEMORIAL TROPHY 2015
A Skills Competition for Young Bakers in Scotland
in memory of the late James Allan
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
THE PRIZES
Entrants will be expected to demonstrate their
bread making skills by making a batch (8) of
six strand plaited loaves on the day of the
competition in the Macphie of Glenbervie
Product Applications Bakery.
The Winner receives the James Allan Memorial
Trophy and a week long, all expenses-paid visit
to Macphie of Glenbervie, staying in a modern
cottage situated on the picturesque Glenbervie
estate. He or she will have a fantastic, one-off
opportunity to work with a team of baking experts,
learning new skills and techniques to help them
in their future careers.
Entrants are required to provide a product specification
for their chosen product and from the 8 produced they
will select 3 for the judges to score.
Each candidate will also be required to finish a
batch of confectionery products of their choice.
They must bring unfinished bases (eg. sponges/
eclairs) of product with them to Macphie where
they can use supplied creams, icings and
frostings to demonstrate their finishing skills.
The 1st runner up receives
£150.00 bursary
The 2nd runner up receives
£75.00 bursary
2014 WINNER:
ROBERT GARNER, CAMPBELL’S BAKERY, CRIEFF
2014 1st RUNNER UP:
JAMIE PENDER, G H BARNETT & SON
2014 2nd RUNNER UP:
SARAH DICK, APPLE PIE BAKERY
FINALIST:FINALIST:
SCOTT MCARTHUR, MCARTHURS BAKERY MARC PORTEOUS, G H BARNETT & SON
James Allan was born in Forres in 1901 and raised in Nairn. He served in
the Merchant Navy as a Wireless operator towards the end of the Great War.
Upon leaving the Navy, he started as an apprentice grocer with one
of Scotland’s leading grocery shop chains at that time - Cooper & Co becoming Assistant Manager in Inverness in 1922 and then Manager of
the Crieff branch one year later.
James Allan
1901 - 1963
James was always determined to open a high-class delicatessen and bakery
of his own. With that aim in mind, he moved to Glasgow in 1930 to acquire the
bakery experience he required by joining City Bakeries. Unfortunately
the advent of the Great Depression forced James to abandon his dream.
He remained at City Bakeries and was still working there when they were eventually taken over by
Mr Garfield Weston’s Allied Bakeries group just after the Empire Exhibition in the early 1940s. He
remained with Allied Bakeries and moved to London in 1955 to take over the running of the Aerated
Bread Company (ABC), one of London’s biggest bakeries and the most recent acquisition to the group at
that time. Within just six months, through astute selling of property, James had made £250,000,
more than Mr Weston paid for the entire business, and he still had over 100 shops remaining!
James returned to Scotland in 1963 to assist with the troubled Scottish arm of the Allied group but sadly
passed away in May of that same year.
His son Hamish, who himself has been a baker all his life and is now enjoying his retirement, has donated
this award to both honour the memory of his late father whilst, at the same time, providing support and
encouragement for people within the bakery sector through the recognition of the specialist skills that they
have developed.
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The search is on for the
Bakery Modern Apprentice of the Year
Campbell’s Bakery of Crieff was the
location for the launch of the 2015
Bakery Modern Apprentice of the Year
competition organised by Scottish
Bakers, the trade association for
bakers in Scotland.
Television personality Michelle
McManus and Make a Wish
Foundation’s Carolyn Thornton both
attended the launch event, competing
to see who could produce 250 empire
biscuits first with the help of last year’s
winner Robert Garner and runner up
Sarah Dick.
Iain Campbell from Campbell’s
Bakery was delighted to be hosting
the launch event, saying: “Last year
I was very proud to see one of my
staff, Robert Garner win the James
Allan Memorial Trophy which is
presented to the winning apprentice.
It is essential to protect the craft skills
in our industry and this is a great
competition to recognise the skills
that apprentice bakers possess.”
The competition is being launched
during Scottish Apprenticeship week.
Alan Clarke, Chief Executive
of Scottish Bakers, commented:
“We are the largest provider of workbased bakery apprenticeships across
the UK and it’s great to see Skills
Development Scotland supporting the
development of the skills, knowledge
and competence of young people
and employees within the food and
drink sector in Scotland. Scottish
Apprenticeship week gives us the
opportunity to highlight the key role
that Modern Apprenticeships play in
the Scottish food and drink sector and
we are delighted to be launching the
search for the Bakery Apprentice of
the Year during this important week.”
Michelle McManus, who won ITV’s
pop idol when she was 23, said: “I’m
absolutely thrilled to help launch the
search for the Scotland’s next Bakery
Modern Apprentice of the Year. There
are so many fabulously talented
young people in our country and
with Scotland’s vast and wonderful
larder at their disposal it’s set to be
a competition with a recipe for 5 star
success.”
The launch is supporting the Make a
Wish Foundation charity and Carolyn
Thornton their Scottish Manager was
enthusiastic, saying: “We are delighted
that this competition is being launched
with the making of special Make a
Wish empire biscuits and we would
like to thank Campbell’s Bakery of
Crieff for their kind generosity.”
The competition is open to anyone
completing a Scottish Bakery Modern
Apprenticeship and winners will be
announced in September 2015.
Interested candidates should contact
their National Food and Drink (Scottish
Bakers)Training Advisor to note their
interest. Training Advisors will visit
candidates in person or review video
evidence of candidates demonstrating
their skills in making the relevant
products before shortlisting a
maximum of five candidates to
progress to the final in September.
Local MSP John Finnie along
with Jane Weir from Skills
Development Scotland visited
Ashers Bakery in Nairn as part of
Scottish Apprenticeship Week.
Jane said: “I found this a really
interesting and useful visit. Your
2 MAs, Lawrence and Gary,
were a great credit to your
business and it was great to hear
their experiences of achieving/
working towards their modern
apprenticeships.”
L-R: Jane Weir from SDS, Lawrence
Gimemez Ashers Bakery Modern Apprentice,
Garry Mann Ashers Bakery Modern Apprentice
and John Finnie
2014 runner up Sarah Dick (left) with Hamish Allan (centre) and Michelle McManus (right) at the launch event at Campbell’s Bakery in Crieff.
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NEWS IN BRIEF…
In memoriam
Brook Food ran a competition at the conference
giving away a brand new Reach Food Systems
depositor as the top prize!
R Little
Bakers win
Depositor!
David Little of R Little Bakers delighted with
his new depositor
Entrants had to complete a golden ticket that was entered into
a raffle, Mich Turner MBE then announced the winner who was
David Little of the family business R Little Bakers in Moffat.
It was with much sadness that
President John Gall, members
of the Scottish Bakers Board
and Chief Executive Alan Clarke
attended two funerals in recent
weeks.
The first, at the beginning of
April, was for Mairi Hogg, wife of
Macphie’s Fraser Hogg. Mairi had
been courageously battling with
Myeloma (a cancer of the bone
marrow) over the last five years,
but always remained positive and
determined to live as full a life as
possible, with Fraser constantly by
her side, supporting and caring for
her. Mairi passed away at home
with all her family around her,
which was exactly how she had
wanted it to be.
More recently was the funeral of
Martin McDonald of McDonald’s
Bakery in Glasgow. Martin was
responsible for the administration
and retail side of the business.
His efforts and enthusiasm
were second to none. He was
very proud of the progress and
achievements of the business,
especially the flagship shop in
Trongate. He will be sorely missed
by his family, friends, staff and
customers.
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Today (13/5/15) David and his son Cameron took delivery of the
machine and they could hardly contain their excitement “We are
delighted” comments David. “We’ve been thinking of investing in
a depositor and to win one like this is just amazing” he says.
Brook Food who’s sister company Reach Food Systems
manufacture the depositors among other confectionery machines
at their facility in Somerset are the UK’s largest supplier of new
and refurbished bakery equipment in the UK were sponsors at this
year’s conference and Marketing Director Ann Wells commented
“The Scots definitely know how to do it, the event was a huge
success and we loved being involved”.
Past President
Reunion
The Scottish Baker of the
Year Product Judging event in
March provided a catalyst for
two of Scottish Bakers’ longest
surviving Past Presidents to
take a trip down memory lane
together.
Long time friends Jimmy Asher
and Ian Terris, along with wives
Marilyn and Jean, took the
opportunity to meet up at Ian’s
home near Dunfermline whilst
Ashers were in town delivering
their products for judging.
Jimmy Asher (back) when he met up
with old friend Ian Terris (front)
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NEWS IN BRIEF…
Preferred Training
Provider Status
Scottish Bakers recently became
an officially recognised approved
training provider for the Scotland
Food & Drink Skills Academy
(SFDSA), joining the likes of
Abertay University, Glasgow
Clyde College, Fife College and
Inverness College UHI.
SFDSA Approved Providers are
quality checked by SFDSA’s board of
directors for their industry expertise
and knowledge, ensuring only
the best providers are selected to
work with companies supported
by SFDSA. The SFDSA Approved
Provider network provides food and
drink manufacturing and processing
businesses of all sizes across
Scotland with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for
workforce skills training which will
enable greater interaction between
Alan Clarke, CEO of Scottish Bakers, with
Archie Gibson of the Scotland Food & Drink
Skills Academy Board
business and education – ensuring
training and education meets industry
needs and is demand-led.
Brownings Strike
Gold With Killie Pie!
Brownings The Bakers have
received a Gold Award at the
British Pie Awards 2015 for their
Killie Pie.
The Killie Pie fought off stiff
competition from many entries from
all over Britain to be presented the
Gold Award in the Pub Pie Class.
Small Shop,
Big On
Training!
Birds of Derby’s smallest shop
is in the Intu Centre in Derby,
with an area of approximately
25 square metres. However
manager Rhiannon Kohut is
eager for her 10 strong team
to improve their skills and
knowledge by completing
apprenticeships in baking
industry retail skills with
National Food and
Drink Training.
Currently working on level 3,
Rhiannon also has her Assistant
Manager Hannah Czachor
completing this level. Jay, Amy,
Samantha and Liz are working
on level 2 and they are fully
supported by Training Advisor
Karon Lucke with Rhiannon
providing them with advice.
Managing Director, John Gall is photographed here with his certificate.
Training Success at Lomond Fine Foods
Candidates from Lomond Fine Foods who recently completed SVQ Lvl2
in Food And Drink Operations Production and Processing Skills.
From left to right they are: Joe McCrory, Ann Marie O’Brien, Nicole Beatie,
Christine Foote, Ann McDonald and Eleanor Rae from National Food and
Drink Training. Candidates were presented with their certificates along with
wine and chocolates from the company.
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dates
9th - 11th June 2015
40 Group Study Tour to Zeelandia,
Holland
23rd September 2015
Scottish Bakers Board Meeting,
Dunfermline
24th June 2015
Scottish Bakers Board Meeting,
Dunfermline
28th - 3rd October 2015
Craft Bakers Week
2nd July 2015
Edinburgh Bakers Forum Meeting
9th September 2015
Baking Industry Awards 2015, London
12th - 17th September 2015
IBA, Munich
21st - 25th September 2015
The Worshipful Company of Bakers
Education & Research Foundation
European Course, Frankfurt
!
Allergen incident Recipe based claims
on baked products
Food Standards Scotland were in touch recently to
let us know about a recent food allergy incident linked
to oat based baked biscuits. The product packaging
carried the claim ‘Wheat free recipe’ and based
on this information, a parent decided the biscuits
would be suitable for their wheat allergic child. After
consuming some of the product, the child suffered
a severe allergic reaction and subsequently required
hospital treatment. Thankfully the child has now
recovered although the incident caused great distress
for the family and they have now raised concerns
about labelling information.
Whilst the company concerned, in this case, is in
discussion with the Local Authority about ways
to improve the labelling of their products, Food
Standards Scotland is aware that other businesses
make similar claims about their products, e.g. ‘free
from milk’ or ‘nut free recipe’. For those businesses
with dedicated production lines it may be possible that
products made to ‘wheat free recipes’, for example,
do not contain any wheat. However, it is likely that
many businesses will find it difficult to eliminate the
accidental presence of wheat during production,
therefore making an allergen claim based on a recipe
potentially misleading.
Please review the use of ‘wheat free recipe’ claims
and also any other claims suggesting the absence of
a particular food allergen on your product labelling.
Although this particular incident relates to wheat,
there may be similar claims being made about other
allergens used in recipes.
For further information please visit the
Scottish Bakers website.
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October/November 2015
Scottish Bakers Northern Dance,
Inverness
November 2015
World Champion Scotch Pie Competition
Judging Event, Dunfermline
November 2015
Scottish Bakers AGM
HSE inspection programme
in food manufacture
focus on occupational health
HSE is targeting occupational health topics –
carcinogens, asthmagens and Musculoskeletal
Disorders (MSDs) - through an inspection programme,
in industries including food manufacture, from this April.
In food manufacture the inspection focus is on:
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control of flour dust – an asthmagen – in bakeries
and biscuit and cake manufacturers
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control of MSD risks - in the same industries
as flour dust and also the poultry and meat
processing and dairy sectors. Other food
manufacture sectors will be brought within scope
of the MSD inspection programme from October.
One of our members was inspected by HSE and
received an Improvement Notice and fine because their
employees were routinely exposed to concentrations of
airborne flour dust through their work activities. Inhaling
flour dust is well known to cause respiratory disease
that can impact severely on the health of affected
individuals and must be controlled.
To comply the member must now provide occupational
health surveillance to employees exposed or liable to
be exposed to risks to their health from work activities
in the form of an occupational health specialist familiar
with the signs and symptoms of pneumoconiotic
disease caused by exposure to airborne flour dust.
The Occupational Health Provider should monitor the
condition of the member’s employees regularly (eg.
every 18-24 months) measuring each individual’s Lung
Function efficiency. They must maintain a record of the
results of the health surveillance for each employee,
which should be kept for a minimum of forty years as
medical records should be kept for this length of time.
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