Student conference

The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees’ (ABST) Annual Conference is taking place at the Alton Towers Hotel, from 11-13 June. The event will also play host to the qualifying and selection rounds for the 2011 UK SIGEP Bread Cup Team on 12 June. For details email

Change at Warburtons

Warburtons has announced that its commercial director, Roz Cuschieri is to leave the company, after 12 years, to take up a position in Scotland. The firm has made two new appointments to the management board Jason Uttley has been promoted to commercial development director and Richard Hayes, marketing director, has also moved up to take a position on the board.

Website helps POS

Craft bakers are using an innovative website as a low-cost way to help advertise their business. Launched last year by bakery ingredients supplier CSM UK, the website allows bakers to produce bespoke point-of-sale materials in a range of sizes from A1 to A5, which can be used to create posters, counter-top displays and wall-hanging designs. The development of the site, which was sparked by National Craft Bakers’ Week last year, is designed to further support craft bakers across the UK.

ADM’s football promo

ADM Milling has launched a World Cup cake offer in preparation for the FIFA World Cup. For a limited time, customers will receive free football-themed cupcake/muffin cases, when purchasing three bags of ADM Crème Cake Mix or ADM Chocolate Crème Cake Mix. It is available on deliveries made until 9 July 2010, while stocks last.