- Ingredients company Macphie has launched a new website – www.macphie.com – showcasing ingredients for bakers, foodservice operators and food manufacturers. To celebrate the launch, it is running an on-line competition to win one of five iPod nanos. Readers can log-on and register their details before April 30 for a chance to win.

- THE BRITISH Society of Baking is seeking a new chairman for its biannual conferences, as current chair Jean Grieves steps down. It says the ideal candidate will have strong organisational skills, a passion for the industry and the ability to communicate with the leading players in the world of bakery.

Contact Sharon Byrne at the BSB on 01869 247098 for details, or email bsb@freeuk.com