What we do

BakeTran is an independent baking consultancy renowned for delivering technical solutions and advice worldwide to support product development, process innovation and quality optimisation for bakers, millers and ingredients and equipment suppliers.

As team players, we are known for our strong interpersonal skills and work closely as part of your team bringing knowledge and hands-on experience to support your projects.

Much of our work focuses on project activity, however, we do offer long term consultancy agreements for those clients who would benefit from regular technical advice through our Helpline Service and expert reviews.

Where we work

Our services are provided worldwide and we have long standing relationships with clients throughout Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa, India, China and South East Asia.

Our history

BakeTran was established in 2005 by Stan Cauvain and Linda Young, both formerly with the Flour Milling and Baking Research Association (FMBRA) based in Chorleywood, UK, and the Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA). Sadly Linda passed away in 2011 leaving behind a track record of success as a co-founder of BakeTran.

Today, the company has grown and continues to provide world class baking solutions to clients across the globe.

Stan Cauvain

Stan was the Director of the Cereals and Cereal Processing Division at CCFRA for 10 years. With 35 years at FMBRA and CCFRA, Stan has a wide experience of milling and baking subjects and, before engaging in research, he had commercial experience in flour milling, bread manufacture and product development.

Stan received a British Baker Special Achievement Award from the UK baking industry (1998), a Friedrich Schweitzer medal (2004) from the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology for his contribution to cereal science and an Eberhard Paech lifetime achievement award (2009) from the German Baking Industry. He became an Adjunct Professor in the International Institute of Food Security, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia in 2015 and was admitted as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers (London) in 2019.

Rosie Clark

Rosie Clark joined BakeTran in 2014 having previously been Stan’s PA at CCFRA. With her experience working in international commercial companies she became the company’s Business Manager in 2017 with responsibility for coordinating BakeTran’s research and development activities. She works with Stan writing and revising milling and baking
technical books and articles.