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Hello and welcome back...

Thank you so much for sticking by us in this year we’d all probably rather forget. Actually I say that, but the bakery industry has gone so far above and beyond the call of duty in 2020 and I don’t want to forget that at all. I honestly couldn’t be any prouder to be a part of it.

This note is really just to say that we love being here for you and bringing you this magazine – the whole team at Bakery Business is absolutely delighted to be back. And we have you to thank for that. Thank you for all your kind words, messages of support and well wishes. It’s been a while!

But having had an unexpectedly long period of time to put together this issue and take stock of where we are, we’ve made a few changes…

Don’t worry, your favourites are still all here – there’s the Ingredients Index on page 6, News on page 9, and Crafty Baker (with an amusing tale I know you’ll like) on page 41 – and we still have the lovely Alice Cooke at the editorial helm.

But now we now also have a Contributing Editor in Sophie Braker, who most of you will be familiar with through her work with Adelie and Zeelandia, but also more recently for her role with the ABST. She’s now at Grupo Bimbo as Bakery Development Technologist, and we’re delighted to have her on board.

And we’re also delighted to add ex-GBBO contestant, former bakery owner and all-round good person Cat Dresser to the team as a columnist. A warm welcome to you both.

If you have anything you’d like to see more of (or think should be done differently), get in touch. This is your magazine and you absolutely have a say in what goes in it.

We want to give you all the information, the contacts and the entertainment – everything that you need. In fact on the subject of entertainment, it gives me GREAT pleasure to announce that The National Bakery Awards will be back in 2021 and entries open this month.

Do not hide your talent under a bushel. We want to show everyone how amazing you are. Turn back to the inside front cover to find out how to enter.

Which just leaves me to say a huge thank you to everyone that has supported us over the last few years but also thank you for the support right here and now, for us and for each other – which is needed more than ever.