Britain’s baking industry has many stars – and it hasn’t been easy to select the ones that shine brightest.

However, our expert judges have navigated the universe of talent to whittle down the hundreds of entries in the 2019 Baking Industry Awards to the 37 listed below.

The winning products, people and businesses will be announced on 4 September at the Royal Lancaster, London, in a dazzling ‘intergalactic’-themed ceremony hosted by presenter, musician and actress Ashley Roberts.

If you haven’t yet booked your tickets to what will be a fantastic night, see below for how to do so.

The 2019 Baking Industry Awards finalists are:

Baker of the Year

  • Steven Winter, Bread Source
  • Aidan Monks, Lovingly Artisan
  • Jack Smylie Wild, Bara Menyn Bakehouse

Bakery Innovation Award

  • Incredible SauxSage Roll, Incredible Bakery Company
  • Kombucha Sourdough, Lovingly Artisan
  • Vegan Viennoiserie Selection, The Modern Boulangerie

Bakery Manufacturer of the Year

  • Roberts Bakery
  • Signature Flatbreads
  • Wrights Food Group

Celebration Cake Business of the Year

  • Bonney’s Cakery
  • Shuga Budz
  • Sugarliciouscakesbykaren

Free-from Bakery Product of the Year

  • Brookie, Bells of Lazonby
  • Eggfree Cakes, Eggfree Cake Box
  • Vegetable Quiche, Taylor’s Free From

Speciality Bread Product of the Year

  • Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough, Seasons Bakery
  • New Forest Wild Garlic & Emmental Sourdough, Reeve the Baker
  • Slow-proved Seeded Sourdough, Poppyseed Bakery

Supermarket Bakery Business of the Year

  • Asda
  • Booths
  • Lidl
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Morrisons
  • Tesco

The Craft Bakery Business Award

  • Birds Bakery – Regional Winner, Midlands
  • Flour and Bean – Regional Winner, South East including London
  • Grants Bakery – Regional Winner, North
  • Jenkins Bakery – Regional Winner, Wales
  • Knead Bakery – Regional Winner, Northern Ireland
  • Reeve the Baker – Regional Winner, South West
  • Stephens Bakery – Regional Winner, Scotland

The Customer Focus Award

  • British Biscotti Co
  • Hungry Scarecrow
  • Mark’s Cotswold Bakery

The Rising Star Award

  • Grace Booth, National Bakery School
  • Katie Garrett, University College Birmingham
  • Megan Roberts, University College Birmingham

To book tickets to the ceremony

Go to and click on the ‘Book Your Tickets’ button

When: Wednesday 4 September 2019

Where: Royal Lancaster, Lancaster Terrace, London

Tickets: £295 a ticket, table of 10: £2,690

Tickets sell out fast, so apply early to or call 01293 846593.

(Finalists and partners attend free)