POSTPONEMENT: SCOTTISH BAKER OF THE YEAR AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020
13 March 2020
Posted by: Alasdair Smith
The ongoing Coronavirus epidemic has now reached a point where we believe it is necessary to take decisive action and make some difficult choices.
We have today, Friday 13 March, taken the very difficult decision to postpone this year's Scottish Baker of the Year Product Judging Day and the Annual Conference.
We believe that postponement is the sensible course of action given the circumstances and increasing concern being expressed by our many supporters and members about committing to travel and participation in events.
At this time we do not yet have a rescheduled date, but we are working with the Glasgow Hilton (our 2020 conference venue) to explore options and will update members and supporters as we firm up any new arrangements.
We have not taken this decision lightly, but feel we must act in accordance with emerging advice and restrictions on larger gatherings.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR COMPETITION ENTRANTS
Customer Choice Awards: Online Voting
We are keeping the online customer voting open until Sunday 5th April 2020 as planned. Once there is clarity on when the Coronavirus threat is diminishing we hope to be able to look at how we can still recognise and reward those members who have attracted public votes.
Members who have already submitted products online need take no further action at this stage. Once we have clarity on when we can reschedule both the Judging Day and the Annual Conference we will be in touch to advise next steps at that point.
EXISTING CONFERENCE AND ACCOMODATION BOOKINGS
If you have booked and paid for conference tickets already through Scottish Bakers, these will be refunded.
If you have booked hotel accomodation with the Hilton, we have been advised that these rooms will be fully refundable. We will advise in due course the process for securing refunds.