== Online trade show ==

The US baking industry’s first online trade show, eBakery-Show International 2009, will run from 16 September to 14 November 2009. The free show will serve as a launchpad for new products and ideas. On its opening day, six web seminars will be available on its website, covering topics such as future trends, marketing ideas and cake decorating tips. Details at: www.ebakeryshowinfo.com.

== Tracing the Venns ==

Do you remember Alexander Venn, a master baker who lived and worked in Combe Martin, North Devon, from the 1920s onwards or his two sons, Francis Gerald Venn and Charles Alexander Gordon Venn, also master bakers? If so, Alexander’s grandson Barry Venn, who is tracing his family tree, would like to hear from you. Email barry.venn@btinternet.com or call 01342 311 794.

== Crantock’s bonanza ==

Crantock Bakery has announced it has been doing a roaring trade on Cornish pasties during the recession, with sales up 30% on last year. With turnover currently at £15m, chairman and managing director Nick Ringer said the company has had its best year.

== Square Pie architect ==

Cada Design worked as the architect on Square Pie’s new store in Spitalfields, not as a shopfitter, as incorrectly described in our article A Bridge Too Far, published on 3 July.

== Cost reduction guide ==

MCP Consulting and Training, currently maintenance and engineering sector champion for the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing, has launched a new guide to reducing operational costs. For details contact Sarah James on 0121 506 9034 or email training@mcpeurope.com.