Exhibitors and visitors alike expressed satisfaction over the Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE), which took place at Birmingham NEC on 6-9 April. Many standholders have already signed for the next show, which will take place in two years’ time.

As well as many ingredient and machinery stands, the student competitions, supported by California Raisins, attracted a daily audience, who watched competitors from colleges around the country vie with each other on a range of breads and cakes.

The Live Bakery also attracted an enthusiastic audience who could watch the baked goods being made - and then eat them! l For more on BIE see pg 14-16.