Tameside College bakery students will be carry out product demonstrations as well as pitching ideas in a bakery-themed Dragons’ Den at the British Society of Baking spring conference, to be held from 11-12 April. The conference takes place at the college in Ashton-under-Lyne.

As well as talks by Tameside bakery lecturer Lorna Jones, Vera Foreman, training and apprenticeship coordinator at Morrisons, and BSB vice-chairman Sara Autton, there will also be a panel discussion on current issues and on the future direction of the baking industry. The panel will consist of Foreman; Chris Marsh, head of product development, Speedibake; David Tomlinson, bakery consultant and former technical director, Warburtons; and Mike Holling, head of retail operations, Birds of Derby and chairman of the National Association of Master Bakers. Asda’s bakery director John Cummings will also be attending the conference.

For details contact Sharon Byrne on sbyrne@bakels.com or call 01869 247098.