Colin Lomax to be 130th president of CBA

first_imgColin Lomax has been appointed president elect of the Craft Bakers Association (CBA), and will be installed as president next June.Lomax has worked in the baking industry since leaving school at the age of 15 and learning the trade at Greenhalgh’s and then Hampsons bakery in the Bolton area.He is a past chairman of the British Society of Baking (BSB) and president of the Alliance of Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST). Lomax also judges at many industry events including British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards and the Britain’s Best Loaf competition.Lomax has held various management positions at Rank Hovis and, in his role as a Hovis demonstrator, visited bakeries of all types and size across the UK and elsewhere. He has also maintained Hovis competitions and launched a Hovis scholarship.Lomax described the CBA as a “driving force in the Industry”, adding he was honoured to be asked to be president elect. He will take up the role of president at the CBA conference next year.He told British Baker: “I’m really honoured to be asked to take up the position of CBA president in 2018.  I am passionate about the trade and really look forward to supporting the CBA. The organisation has been a driving force in the craft sector for many years.“I am proud to be a baker having worked for Greenhalgh’s then Hampsons in Bolton, and then joined Rank Hovis the miller in 1976. Despite holding many job titles at Rank, I always wanted to be known as ‘a baker’.”last_img read more


first_imgWith only a matter of weeks now to go, excitement is building in the greater Raphoe area as the 50th celebrations draw closer at Deele College and tickets for the school show and celebration dinner dance have finally gone on sale.The school, formerly Raphoe Technical/Vocational School has planned a host of events to mark the 50th anniversary on the weekend of March 13 and March 14, ending with an amazing 50th celebration dance featuring the Beefsteak Dancers.Principal Joe Boyle said, “Demand for the tickets for the dance is already huge and as a result our initial plans to host the dance in the school gymnasium had to be shelved, but we’re delighted to have secured the Mount Errigal Hotel as a venue and with the Beefsteak Dancers lined up to provide the music we’re certain the dinner dance be a fantastic night. Tickets for the dance and the school show on Thursday 12th March are now available from the school, but they are just two of the events lined up to mark a special weekend.Boyle added, “We are really fortunate to have so many really talented students at Deele College and it is only right that they get to showcase their talents as part of the anniversary celebrations.“The Thursday night show will kick off what we hope will be three memorable days for the school.Plans for the Friday are centred around ensuring the current student body is an integral part of the celebrations, before things once again open to the wider public on Saturday 14th March when a whole host of activities have been penciled in. “The Saturday is a day of celebration at the school and we are hoping that as many former students as possible and indeed members of the wider public will come along to join in the fun.Among the events being planned that day include a family fun walk and run, a fun family open day at the school, an anniversary publication, a school legends football match and all ending with the dance on the Saturday night where it is hoped many former school pals and their teachers will get a chance to catch up and reminisce.Boyle concluded, “It will be a special day, we’re hoping to have as many people as possible come along to visit the school, look at the displays and old photographs and really take a walk down memory lane during the family fun day when we will have activities for children, before the celebrations come to a close at the dance.“We have had a great response from students, staff and former students and staff to the celebrations so far and we want this weekend to be a huge reunion but also a celebration of the school’s 50 years in the community.Tickets for the dance and show are now on sale and people can also keep up to date on the events on the Facebook Page –,” PICTURE SPECIAL – EXCITEMENT BUILDING AHEAD OF DEELE COLLEGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS was last modified: February 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more