Head of NBS Retires

The Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers Paul Heygate is pictured (below left) presenting a splendid Ship’s Decanter on a specially engraved tray to Dr John Marchant to mark his retirement as head of the National Bakery School.

The presentation was made at the Baker’s Company July Court and Livery lunch at Baker’s Hall on 6 July 2015. Mr Heygate praised the work of Dr Marchant who has been Liveryman of the Company since 1990. He has been with the National Bakery School for 41 years and was appointed head in the mid-1990s. It has forged an international reputation for providing students with the baking and scientific skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive environment.

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has a long standing relationship with the National Bakery School which is now part of London’s South Bank University. Founded in 1894 it is believed to be the oldest bakery school in the world. The company continues to annually award the Freedom of the Company to the School’s top student.