== Doughnut Week ==

National Doughnut Week kicks off tomorrow (9 May), so craft bakers should make sure they have all your promotional material on display and your doughnuts at the ready. The week, which runs until 16 May, raises money for charity The Children’s Trust, while boosting doughnut sales.

== SAMB event details ==

The Scottish Association of Master Bakers’ (SAMB) new format conference is taking place from 16-17 May, at the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club in Edinburgh. It will start on the Saturday afternoon with technical sessions, followed by the presidential banquet with Abba tribute band, Feeva. On Sunday morning, the SAMB will install its new president, Alister Asher. For details, contact the SAMB on 0131 229 1401.

== Bakehouse gets an ’A’ ==

Bakehouse Scotland has achieved full British Retail Consortium Accreditation, with a Grade A pass. To achieve its expansion plans, the firm needed to target multinational retailers. It set up a strategic management team last October to ensure compliance in all areas needed to gain certification.

== Potts’ Pies gets football fan’s vote ==

Potts’ Pies supply the best half-time snack anywhere in the country, according to football fan Tom Dickinson, who travelled to all 92 Football League clubs to sample their crusty delicacies. He voted Morecambe FC’s the best - supplied by local baker Potts’ Pies.

== Starch joint venture ==

National Starch Food Innovation has partnered with Campden BRI to drive new product development, particularly in bakery. It has several projects in the pipeline investigating the role of starch in baked goods.