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Cooplands students sweet success at ABST Conference 

Following on from the success at the National Bakery Awards, Cooplands bakery students have brought home another haul of trophies from the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) annual conference and competition.

Cooplands enjoyed widespread success, with the celebrity cook, Mary Berry, presenting two students, Tracy Raybound and Jonathan Gott with their awards. Winning gold in 3 categories and taking home a total of 8 awards, including the celebrated Founders Cup, Cooplands students excelled once again.  

Bakery Group Manager, John Ruddock, said: 

“We’re delighted with the results from the ABST Conference and it’s great to see our students get the recognition they deserve – they're a real credit to the company and they worked tirelessly for this event. It’s great to see a group of students so passionate about their craft and we’re proud to call them our own!”  

Full Results are as follows:  

Celebration Cupcake challenge 

Anthony Price – 3rd  

Shortbread Trophy 

Rob Newton - 2nd  

Carved Novelty Cake  

Tracey Raybould – 1st  

Denise Short – 3rd  

Devon Rose Bowl Light Fruitcake 

Jonathan Gott - 2nd  

The Renshaw Decorative Class  

Tracey Raybould - 1st  

Founder’s Cup 

Anthony Price, Rob Newton, Jonathan Gott, Graeme Miller  – 1st place 

Best Scones in Show 

Rob Newton  

ABST photobooth
Cooplands Group Photo ABST
Jonathan Gott Highly Commended Fruit Loaf Challenge
The Founder Cup 1st place
Tracy Raybound first place Carved Novelty Cake
Tracy Raybound first place Renshaw Decorative Class