Bakers’ Fair, supported by Norbake, is back at the Bolton Arena this year and takes place on Sunday 3 October (9.30am-3.30pm). The event, now in its fourth year, is free to attend and is the UK’s only autumn exhibition for progressive and professional independent bakery companies, cafés and coffee shops. Whether you want some ideas for Christmas or a new mixer, you will find it here.

More than 350 visitors attended the Fair in Manchester in October 2009 and this year looks set to be busier and better.

The Richemont Club of Great Britain will be hosting its 7th Annual Competition, with live demonstrations and competition classes being judged throughout the day.

There will also be a host of speakers and demonstrations at the Stage Area, including: Mike Holling of Birds of Derby and chairman of the NAMB; Tracey Sharpe, Innoseal; Edward Chatwin, Chatwins; Claire Brown, Epos Solutions; and John Robertshaw, Bako NW.

There are several new exhibitors at the show this year, including specialist shopfitting, refrigeration and catering equipment company A-Cold Distributors and Polish equipment firm Masz, which is new to the UK market and is bringing its equipment all the way from Poland to the show.

Among the other exhibitors are Reynards, Rank Hovis, Renshaw, Jiffy, CJ’s Specialist Vehicles and Mono Equipment, which are returning to the show this year.

Sponsor of the Stage Area, Dawn Foods, will also be providing a wide range of finished goods.

To register for the event or to find out more about it visit

The Richemont Club of Great Britain Annual Competition

The Richemont Club of Great Britain’s Annual Competition will again provide one of the highlights of Bakers’ Fair, with a combination of live demonstrations and competition classes. The competitions are open to Club members and staff within their businesses and see staff members from the same businesses pitched against each other.

This year will see the return of the Live Cake Decoration Challenge, where a team of two will be required to work together to produce a celebration cake in three hours. However, the theme will only be revealed just before they begin. They will then have 15 minutes to come up with a design. The British Baker Trophy will also be up for grabs in a class open to all young bakers aged up to 21.


Location: Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6LB

The Arena is situated in the Middlebrook Leisure & Retail Park, next to the Reebok Stadium. It is just 300m from J6 of the M61 and 200m from Horwich Parkway railway station. It has extensive parking, convenient hotel accommodation and direct motorway and rail links.

All travel information can be found on the Bolton Arena website

Richemont Club Competition timings

Show times
09:30 - 15:30
All entries displayed by:
11:00 and 13:00
Live demonstration:
11:00 - 14:00
Prize-giving ceremony: 14:30

The Stage Area, sponsored by Dawn Foods

10.30am 10.50am:Mike Holling, Birds of Derby and chairman of the NAMB,Dealing with Business Disruption how an action plan can help cut recovery time if disruption occurs
11.00am 11.10am: Tracey Sharpe, Innoseal,The Professional Innosealer the latest innovation in the world of tamper-evident bag closure systems
11.20am 11.40am:Edward Chatwin, ChatwinsFirst Impressions Count how Chatwins has boosted customer numbers with revamped window displays and how you can do the same
11.50pm 12.00pm:Claire Brown, Epos Solutions,How better cash, stock and price controls leads to increased profits
12.10pm 12.30pm:John Robertshaw, Bako NW,Sandwich Demonstration John will be showing new and innovative ideas for this lunch snack, using a variety of fillings and breads
2.30pm: Presentation of the Richemont Club of Great Britain 7th Annual Awards winners
3pm: Presentation of the Richemont Club of Great Britain President’s Cup

Exhibitor list:

A-Cold Distributors
British Baker
CJ’s Specialist Vehicles
Dawn Foods
DCA Equipment
EPOS Group
Innoseal UK
Jiffy Trucks
Kraft Foods UK
Link Print and Packaging
Mobile Enterprise System
Monarch Catering
Mono Equipment
Rank Hovis
RedBlack Software
Showmore Shop Fitting
Stevens Group
Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients
= New Exhibitor