The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees’ (ABST) Annual Conference is to be held at the Alton Towers Hotel, Alton Towers, from 11-13 June.

The ABST is encouraging all students and trainees to attend, as well as participate in the bakery and confectionery competitions, which will take place on Saturday 12 June. Several new competitions are on the schedule this year, including one in partnership with food and drink sector skills council Improve, which is aimed at trainees working in the industry.

Other competitions include The Horton’s Trophy, the British Confectioners Association Award, President’s Cup and the Devonshire Rose Bowl, with cash prizes available for some of them.

For a copy of the schedule and a membership form, please send an email to