The British Society of Baking’s conference chairman Jean Grieves stepped down at the Society’s 50th jubilee conference this week.

Ms Grieves, who has organised the past 25 of the society’s bi-annual conferences, was presented with an inscribed crystal rose bowl, a bottle of champagne and a bouquet of flowers as 300 guests gathered for a gala dinner at the conference.

BSB member Hugh Weeks praised Ms Grieves’ superb organisational skills as he showed appreciation for her long-term contribution to the success of the society. Society chairman Neil Jackson and former chairman Paul Morrow also echoed these sentiments during the two-day conference.

A replacement for Jean Grieves is currently being sought by the society.