STORY: Craft Bakers Association welcomes new chairman
The Craft Bakers Association (CBA) has announced Nick Harris as its incoming chairman, with immediate effect.
Harris was voted in as chairman by the CBA directors at a board meeting on 21 June. The announcement follows the resignation of George Fuller, who has stepped down as chairman after 10 years of service.
Harris has worked in the bakery industry for more than three decades, for organisations including EFP Ltd and BAKO South Eastern, during which time he has also been involved and supportive of the CBA.
He joined the board of directors in 2021 and has also served as chairman for the Craft Bakers Week campaign.
"A strong association is more relevant than ever"
“I am honoured that the Directors of the CBA have invited me to continue with George Fuller’s great work over the last 10 years and look forward to working with them and Karen Dear and the CBA team at Ware," Harris says of his appointment.
"Whilst not a baker, I have been actively involved with the craft baker sector for many years from a supplier perspective and therefore have a strong understanding of the challenges facing our members, especially at the moment.
"The CBA serves a large number of businesses of varying sizes, almost all of which are privately owned, so a strong association is more relevant than ever, to make sure all the voices are heard in the right places and that it remains relevant and attractive to all members.”
Outside of the bakery industry, Harris has worked with the NFU on the sugar commodity board and acted as a trustee for a small charity.