JANUARY 21, 2015, YORK, ENGLAND — RedBlack Software managing director Jane Tyler has joined the executive committee of the British Society of Baking (BSB).
RedBlack Software is the creator of the CyBake range of software solutions for retail and wholesale bakeries. Jane Tyler is the first person from the I.T. industry to be invited to the association’s top ranks.
Founded in 1955, the BSB has always been known as the most technical bakery body in the UK. It started off as the British chapter of the American Society of Bakery Engineers (nowadays the American Society of Baking). Members come from all areas of the baking industry and its associated suppliers including millers, research associations and education establishments.
Jane Tyler was asked to join after presenting a seminar at the BSB’s Autumn Conference in Warwick in October, 2014. During this session, she debunked a few myths about computer technology, explained how it can widen margins and looked at the implications of the new FIR rules.
BSB chairman Mike Bagshaw says: “I am delighted that Jane has accepted the appointment on the BSB’s executive committee. Jane’s creativity and enthusiasm will be a real benefit to our society. Her appointment fits both our technical traditions and today’s internet age perfectly.”
Jane Tyler says: “I was proud to be asked to join such a respected institution. Although bakery is seen as a very traditional industry, the actual fact is that many of the country’s big pan-generational bakeries were very early adopters of computer technology. I myself have been designing solutions for bakers for twenty years and as I.T. plays such an integral role in the industry, I hope I can make a strong contribution.”
It’s a big year for the Bicester, Oxfordshire-headquartered BSB as it gears up for its diamond anniversary. As well as celebrating its 60th birthday at its main two-day conference in October (at which, it is hinted, there may be some very special guests), it will hold its 25th annual golf day, a key social event in the industry, on June 9.