The deadline is looming for entry into the competitions to be held at the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees’ (ABST) Annual Conference, on 12 June. The conference takes place at the Alton Towers Hotel, Alton Towers, from 11-13 June.

Several new competitions are on the schedule this year, including one in partnership with food and drink sector skills council Improve, aimed at trainees working in the industry.

Deadline for entries is Friday 21 May. Entry forms should be sent to Hovis and Granary Cup entries only should be sent to For details on attending the conference, contact