David Goddard has become the new president of the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST), as announced at this year’s conference.

Goddard was officially installed during a formal evening meal at the ABST’s annual conference, which attracted hundreds of bakery students and trainees from across the UK.

He has taken over the presidential position from David Powell. Powell told British Baker: "The most important thing for David in his role as ABST president is that he keeps the momentum going. Many people see us as just the three days at the conference, so I hope that, in the future when people become ABST members, they will benefit from events and activities throughout the year."