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|Annual Conference 2019|
The Scottish Bakers Annual Conference and Scottish Baker of the Year Awards is the most eagerly-anticipated date in our members' diaries. The conference now delivers two full days of industry exhibitors, inspiring talks and fantastic gala dinners.
This year's Annual Conference takes place from Friday 7th to Saturday 8th June 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow.
Once again we are delighted to welcome Scottish Bakers Ambassador, "Queen of Couture Cakes" Mich Turner, MBE as our host for this fantastic, and much anticipated two-day event.
The 2019 Conference Programme, we think, is our best yet with a strong theme running through the Saturday programme to focus on how we, as a trade, better engage with our customers: interactive panel sessions are planned on emerging trends and marketing, branding and design, with world-class customer service expert, Geoff Ramm, scheduled to inspire us in the run up to lunch consisting of our prize winning products from 2018.
A Play, a Pie* and a Pint*: The Pieman Cometh
We're delighted to announce a unique performance of Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow Comedy Festival hit "The Pieman Cometh" by Bryan Jackson & David Belcher, presented by Wm. Stephens Bakers.
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.