Craft Bakers Association gets new chair
Harris has worked in the bakery industry for more than three decades, for companies like EFP and BAKO South Eastern.
He joined the Craft Bakers Association’s Board of Directors in 2021 and has also served as chairman for the Craft Bakers Week campaign. Outside the bakery industry, Harris has worked with the National Farmers’ Union on the sugar commodity board and acted as a trustee for a small charity.
“I am honoured that the Directors of the CBA have invited me to continue with George Fuller’s great work over the past 10 years and look forward to working with Karen Dear and the CBA team at Ware,” said Harris.
“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.”
The CBA has been the voice of the craft bakery sector since 1887, representing around 500 bakery businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which together support more than 3,000 shops on the high street, alongside wholesale companies and specialised confectionery businesses.