Industry Profiles

As these industry profiles show, a career in baking can lead to many different roles.

Industry Profile

Doug Leighton, BIRT LIfe Member

Well known and highly respected baking industry figure Doug Leighton retired at the end of 2016 from his position as National Product Development Manager at Tip Top Bakery after 53 years in the baking industry. Not long after he was presented with a Life Membership Award by the Baking Industry Research Trust. Read more to find out about how Doug started his career and the many roles he worked in over his career.

Doug Leighton
Industry Profiles

Matthew McMahon, Young Bread Baker of the Year 2019

Matthew is the most recent recipient of the Young Bread Baker of the Year Award. Read about Matthew’s journey to the Young Bread Baker competition which began with completing a BSc in Biological Sciences at Canterbury University

Matthew McMahon