Three-quarters of the places for the One Voice conference on the future of bakery training and qualifications have already been snapped up.

Bakery trainers and employers are invited to contact Improve on 0845 644 0448 if they would like to attend the conference at Baker’s Hall on 30 October from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Improve is one of 25 sector skills council, established by government. Its specific remit is to drive learning skills in the food manufacturing sector of which bakery is a key part.

Anyone who employs bakers in a craft, plant or supermarket is invited to attend the free conference. Those who train bakers are also encouraged to attend and make their views known.

Improve’s Paula Widdowson said: "Delegates must help ensure that government listens and acts on their concerns. They need to voice their views from the floor."