The vice-chairman of the British Society of Baking (BSB), Paul Turner, met with students at University College Birmingham (UCB) to talk about the society’s autumn conference.

The 16 final-year students are all studying BSc Bakery & Patisserie Technology at UCB. They have each produced a short video showcasing their interests and specialities, to be shown at next month’s BSB conference.

Turner said: “Recognition and support for the next generation of the industry is a big part of our mission and we’re incredibly pleased to have such a talented group of students presenting at this year’s conference.”

The BSB autumn conference will take place 11-12 October at the Woodland Grange Hotel & Conference Centre in Leamington Spa. It will also feature presentations from industry experts including Tesco bakery boss Gordon Gafa and LASER CBA president Daniel Carr.

Last week the BSB issued a final call for industry members wishing to take part, as the event is nearly sold out.