According to the BBC Food & Farming award judges, Andrew Whitley has 'changed the way we think about bread.' A baker for over 30 years, his company Bread Matters runs the most authoritative bread-making courses in the UK -- popular with enthusiastic amateurs, professional cooks and community bakers alike. Originally a producer with the BBC Russian Service, Andrew left in 1976 to found the Village Bakery Melmerby in the Lake District. Over the next two decades it became one of the country's leading organic bakeries and the first to supply Waitrose. He left in 2002 to do a Masters in Food Policy and write Bread Matters (Fourth Estate 2006). It became a bestseller and won the Andre Simon 2006 Food Award. In 2008, Andrew co-founded the Real Bread Campaign which aims to bring good bread to every neighbourhood in the UK.