The Baking Industry Awards is the biggest night in the baking industry calendar – and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!

Hundreds of guests – including many of the top figures from the UK’s biggest bakery manufacturers, suppliers and retailers – gathered at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London on Wednesday (4 September).

Kicking off with a drinks reception, followed by a glittering awards ceremony hosted by former Pussycat Doll and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Ashley Roberts, the dancing, fun and networking carried on into the wee hours.

Here’s just a small taste of the night:

The Rising Star winner Megan Roberts with Ashley Roberts and Richard Tearle, general manager at awards sponsor Rondo.

Celebration Cake Business of the Year winner Amelia Nutting of Shuga Budz with Ashley Roberts and Steve Moon, managing director of awards category sponsor Renshaw.

Speciality Bread Product of the Year winner Seasons Bakery owner Dan Nemeth with Ashley Roberts and Keith Houliston, sales director for the craft sector & foodservice at awards category sponsor Bakels

The Customer Focus award winner Paul Rostand, owner of Great British Biscotti Co, was presented with the award by Ashley Roberts and John Lindsay, CEO of awards category sponsor CSM Bakery Solutions.

Ailish Adams and Aidan Monks of Lovingly Artisan collect the Bakery Innovation of the Year award from Ashley Roberts and Alan Black, head of foodservice marketing at award category sponsor Stork.

Gary Reeve was presented with the The Craft Bakery Business Award by Ashley Roberts and Steven Verweij, president of Europe & AMEAP at awards category sponsor Dawn Foods.

Wrights Food group chairman and CEO Peter Wright was presented with the Bakery Manufacturer of the Year award by Ashley Roberts and James Fitch, bakery sales manager for UK & Ireland at awards category sponsor Reiser.

Stevan Taylor, owner of Taylors Artisan Free-From Bakers & Pie Makers, was presented with the Free-from Bakery product of the Year award by Ashley Roberts and Alan MacDougall, regional sales manager for UK & Ireland at awards category sponsor Ingredion.

Marks & Spencer’s Rabah Kherroubi was presented with the Supermarket Bakery Business of the Year award by Ashley Roberts and Peter Drew, marketing & innovation director at awards category sponsor Lantmannen Unibake UK.

Aidan Monks of Lovingly Artisan was presented with the Baker of the Year award by Ashley Roberts and Steve Wells, managing director of Brook Food Processing Equipment.

Paul Heygate, winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, and his daughter Sarah Heygate with Ashley Roberts and Sebastien Guibert, sales director for UK & Ireland at award category sponsor Délifrance.