The NAMB is returning to the fantastic Menzies Welcombe Hotel and Spa in Stratford-Upon-Avon and is happy to announce that the hotel has held the very favourable rates they gave us for 2009.

Sir Mike Darrington (formerly of Greggs) and Alette Addison from the Food Standards Agency (who headed up the salt project) will be our guest speakers on the Sunday morning. So do come along and participate.

The hotel boasts comfortable lounges with log fires along with a 24-hour bar where bakers can put the industry and the world to rights! The old former mansion has a gym and state-of-the-art therapeutic pool (with snack bar) as well as a swimming pool. There will be something for everyone and, as Christmas is a family time, why not bring the kids?

There are a limited number of rooms, so once the booking forms are sent out, you are advised to return them without delay. At £130 per person for dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch what are you waiting for?

Put the date in the diary and we look forward to seeing you there.