BSB golf day details

The British Society of Baking annual golf day is at Marriott Forest of Arden Golf and Country Club in Meriden, Warwickshire, on Monday 9 May from 12.30pm. Golfers get to play the course and enjoy a three-course evening meal for £130. Contact Keith Houliston on 01869 247098 or for more details.

Free skills conference

A free conference, Attracting Talent and Increasing Productivity, is a to take place on Wednesday 23 March. Organised by the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink and the Food & Drink Federation in partnership with Improve, the food and drink skills council, the conference will provide a platform to discuss skills, training and careers development. To book a free place and get full details of the agenda, contact Laura Kemsley at

Cake supplement

In response to the rising trend for home baking, Sainsbury’s is to give away a 24-page Cakes and Cookies supplement in the April issue of its magazine.

New site for Spooner

Spooner Industries has launched a new fully interactive website which will be available in 50 languages. It provides information on its custom-built provers, ovens and coolers and will be updated on a weekly basis with product news, case studies and company events.

Price amendment

Correction: In the story ’Short stocks force sugar suppliers to raise prices’ in the 25 February issue of British Baker, the Tate & Lyle price increase should have read 176m/t not 125m/t.