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Saturday 8 June — Daytime Programme
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Saturday 8 June — Daytime Programme
8.30am Exhibition (Smart Casual)
Registration and Refreshments
8.45am Pre-conference: The Great Scottish BAKO Cake-off!
Join Conference Host, Mich Turner, MBE, in our now legendary early morning cake decorating competition.
9.30am Welcome and Introduction
Mich Turner, MBE — Scottish Bakers Ambassador and Conference Host
Presidential Welcome
President Ronnie Miles, MD, Bells Food Group
Scottish Bakers Strategic Partner: BAKO North Western Group
Mike Tully,  Group CEO
9.50am Welcome Address from: Fergus Ewing MSP

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy

  • Fergus Ewing MSP
    We are delighted to welcome Fergus Ewing MSP to address our Annual Conference. Mr Ewing is the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Inverness & Nairn. He was first elected in 1999 and has had several cabinet appointments since then. He was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity in May 2016.
10.10am Trends and Inspirations: Panel and Q&A
  • Paul Long, Managing Director: BAKO Northern and Scotland
  • Sam Schira, Market Research & Insights Manager - Europe and AMEAP: Dawn Foods
  • Lesley Ann Gray, Strategic Insights Director: Kantar World Panel
  • Mhairi MacLeod, Co-founder and Director: LUX
11.10am Break
11.25am Keynote : Geoff Ramm - Celebrity Service

Like you, Geoff Ramm, the creator of Celebrity Service and OMG Marketing, knows the only way you can attract more customers is to create jaw-dropping marketing. Not only that but great customer service leads to lucrative, repeat business.
Click for more about Geoff

12.25pm LUNCH
1.15pm Being Scottish Baker of the Year
John Gall, MD, Brownings the Bakers
1.30pm Bringing a Brand to Life
David Shanks, Head of Strategy: D8
2.00pm Standing Out From The Crowd: Bakers Panel and Q&A
  • David Gow, Managing Director: Harry Gow
  • Mike Holling, Retail & Marketing Director: Birds of Derby
  • Ashley Harley, Events Manager: Mimi’s Bakehouse
  • David Cannell, Manager: Bhaile Bakery
3.20pm A Play, a Pie* and a Pint* - presented by Stephens BakersStephens Bakery logo


Join us for a unique performance of Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow Comedy Festival hit "The Pieman Cometh" by Bryan Jackson & David Belcher.

DUNWEARY FC is on its knees. Not the most useful position for a club that needs to score goals in order to avoid relegation. But if the players have trouble passing the ball accurately, Dunweary’s owner, its board and manager are adept at passing the buck when it comes to the club’s imminent bankruptcy.

Enter Alan Ledger, the unassuming accountant whose tactics for side-stepping insolvency are soon falling foul of the blazer-wearing cabal who run Dunweary for the benefit of their own egos. There is also the matter of the famously popular pies. Lose them and it’s game over, permanently, for Dunweary.


“One in the back of the net with a blast of a cast and a script dripped with dollops of wry pie talk — brilliant” John Hegley

"The tongue-in-cheek send-ups ... are wickedly funny, while director Frank Miller and a sparky, match-ready cast embrace the tragi-comic nature of board-room games-play with an infectious glee." Herald Scotland, 4 stars

*Pies and Pints courtesy of Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow.