Baking Industry Awards logo 2020

British Baker is pleased to announce the finalists for the Baking Industry Awards 2020.

Our panel of expert judges faced some tough decisions this year, whittling down hundreds of entries to the 36 finalists listed below.

The winning products, people and businesses will be announced at an online awards ceremony on Wednesday 20 January at 18:30.

“Firstly, I’d like to congratulate all of our finalists,” said British Baker editor Amy North. “I’d also like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the awards. The judging process was harder than ever and the stories we uncovered were truly inspiring.”

There’s also still time to nominate your bakery hero for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, sponsored by Délifrance. This person will have gone above and beyond the boundaries of their paid salary to help, encourage and support others within the industry throughout their career. To nominate someone, click this link. Entries must be completed by Friday 20 November.

The finalists for the Baking Industry Awards 2020 are:


Baker of the Year

Sponsored by Brook Food

  • Daniel Nemeth, Seasons Bakery
  • John Lognonné, Davidson of Darras Hall
  • Steven Winter, Bread Source

Bakery Exporter of the Year

Sponsored by St Pierre Groupe

  • Bells of Lazonby
  • Vittles Foods
  • Walker’s Shortbread

Bakery Innovation Award

Sponsored by Stork

  • Caramel Crunch Muffin, Clam’s Handmade Cakes
  • Danish Rugbrød, Lovingly Artisan
  • Sourdough Toastie Loaf, Seasons Bakery

Bakery Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by Reiser

  • Geary’s Bakery
  • Proper Cornish
  • Seasons Bakery

Celebration Cake Business of the Year

Sponsored by Renshaw

  • Brown’s Handcrafted Cakes
  • Cakes by Carina
  • Julie’s Cake in a Box

Free-from Bakery Product of the Year

Sponsored by Ingredion

  • Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Cob, Just: Gluten Free Bakery
  • Maple Pecan Cookie Dough Doughnut, Wildcraft Gluten Free Bakery
  • Marks & Spencer Made Without Wheat Hot Cross Buns, Ultrapharm

Out of Home Business of the Year

Sponsored by Rich Products

  • Broken Clock
  • Costa Coffee
  • The Little Kitchen

Speciality Bread Product of the Year

Sponsored by Bakels

  • Carrot Sourdough, Poppyseed Bakery
  • LivLife Super Seeds Half the Carbs, Nicholas & Harris
  • Mrs Kirkham’s Cheese and Marmite, Lovingly Artisan

Supermarket Bakery Business of the Year

Sponsored by Lantmännen Unibake

  • Asda
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Morrisons

The Craft Bakery Business Award

Sponsored by Dawn Foods

  • Bread Source
  • Coopland & Son
  • Grant’s Bakery

The Customer Focus Award

Sponsored by Lumina Intelligence

  • Grace’s Bakery
  • Rich Products
  • Wildcraft Gluten Free Bakery

The Rising Star Award

Sponsored by Rondo

  • Annie MacKenzie, BBF
  • Katie Garrett, University College Birmingham
  • William Leet, David Wood Foods