Don’t forget to register to visit Bakers’ Fair, supported by Norbake, taking place at Manchester Armitage Centre on Sunday 4 October.

Entry is free, and visitors will have the chance to pick up lots of new tips and ideas for their businesses, as well as checking out the Richemont Club of Great Britain’s Annual Competition, including its live cake decorating challenge.

Stands have now sold out, and this year the Fair will see 16 new exhibitors take to the floor. These are: Applied Principles, BFP Wholesale, British Sugar, Calypso Soft Drinks, Coultons Bread, Golden Valley Packaging, J2 Retail Systems, Keychoc, Monarch Catering Equipment, Nestlé Professional, RedBlack Software, Rich Products, SKC, Stevens Group and Unitech Industries and Wirral Fospray (see below for the full list of exhibitors).

At the Stage Area, visitors can watch presentations from NAMB chairman Mike Holling, who will be talking about how craft bakers can survive on the high street, while NAMB director Anthony Kindred will discuss salt reduction. Software company RedBlack will illustrate the benefits of bakery software.

The show is open from 9.30am to 4pm. For tickets, call 01792 365902 or register at

Exhibitor list:

* Acrivarn
* Applied Principles
* British Baker
* British Sugar
* California Raisins
* Calypso Soft Drinks
* CyBake
* Coultons Bread
* Dawn Foods
* DCA Equipment
* Golden Valley Packaging
* J2 Retail Systems
* Keychoc
* Laxey Glen Flourmills
* Nestle Professional
* Norbake
* Pantheon Catering Equipment
* Rank Hovis
* Reiser UK
* Reynards
* Rich Products
* Scomac Catering Equipment
* Showmore Shopfitting
* SKC Ltd
* Stevens Group
* Unitech Industries Ltd
* Wirral Fospray
* William Reed Business Media
* Yorkshire Hemp