B olton arena will play host to the 5th annual Bakers’ Fair this autumn, which takes place on Sunday 2 October. The free-to-attend event, sponsored by Norbake, will be coupled with Butchers’ Fair as it was at the spring fair in April, giving great opportunities to those companies that work across both sectors.

Many new exhibitors are attending this year: CakePortioner; The South African Macadamia Nut Council; GB Plange; Stamford; Eurowire; Soil Association; FWP Matthews; BFP Wholesale; and Mailbox Mouldings. Existing exhibitors include sponsors Norbake; Dawn Foods; Mono Equipment; RedBlack; Reynards; Rank Hovis; Unifine; and Cereform.

The Stage will feature presentations by John Robertshaw of Bako North Western on ’How to make cake pops’. He will show bakers how these cakes on sticks can become a commercial success, by producing them in a cost-effective and timely manner.

Lee Holdstock, the Soil Association’s trade relations manager, will be discussing the issue of ’Demystifying Organic’. He will give an overview of regulations and standards relevant to organic baking, while also considering to whom they apply, what the requirements are in practice and what opportunities there are for certified businesses.

For the first time, the Richemont Club of Great Britain’s competition classes have been opened to everyone to enter, not just Richemont members. As part of the eighth annual competition, the Live Challenge Cup will be competed for, this year, by invited teams from the Richemont Club of Great Britain and the National Association of Master Bakers. The overall Richemont Trophy will be awarded to the highest-scoring Richemont team or business, with the competition prizes presented by ’Allo ’Allo! actress Vicki Michelle.

Opening Times


Stage Presentations & Masterclasses


Richemont Club Competition Timings

lAll products to arrive prior to 10.30am on Sunday 2 October 2011

lJudging will take place between 11:00 and 13:00

lPrize-giving will commence at approximately 14:30

lPrizes to be awarded by ’Allo ’Allo actress Vicki Michelle

Travel info

Location: Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6LB
The Arena is situated in the Middlebrook Leisure & Retail Park, next to the Reebok Stadium. It is just 300m from J6 of the M61 and 200m from Horwich Parkway railway station. It has extensive parking, convenient hotel accommodation and direct motorway and rail links. All travel information can be found on the Bolton Arena website, www.boltonarena.com

Exhibitor list

The South African Macadamia Nut Council*
Rank Hovis
Dawn Foods
DCA Equipment
Jiffy Trucks
Mono Equipment
GB Plange*
Link Print & Packaging
Kraft Foods
Soil Association*
CJ’s Specialist Vehicles
FWP Matthews*
BFP Wholesale*
Mailbox Mouldings*
* new exhibitors

Stage Timetable

10.00amHow to make Cake Pops, John Robertshaw, Bako North Western
10.40amDemystifying Organic, Lee Holdstock, Soil Association
1.00pmchristmas ideas Keith Clarke, Unifine
1.30pmGeneration Game
Champion of Champions 2011
National Pie Competition
Richemont Club Competition
Presented by Vicki Michelle