BIA 2022 ceremony stage

Source: British Baker

British Baker is gearing up to reveal the finalists for the Baking Industry Awards 2023.

As with previous years, we’ll be revealing the top three for each category over the course of a week, with the finalists for the first group of categories revealed on Tuesday 29 August.

“The competition is fierce for this year’s awards, with some remarkable and inspiring entries requiring extensive deliberation by judges,” said British Baker editor Amy North.

“After months of nationwide site visits, as well as in-depth interviews and exciting tasting panels, our judges have concluded their selections of the best that the UK baking industry has to offer.”

The winners will be revealed at a glamourous ceremony on Tuesday 7 November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The black-tie ceremony will also feature a presentation for the Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, sponsored by Délifrance.

Here’s when the finalists will be revealed: 

Tuesday 29 August

  • Bakery Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by Fritsch  
  • Craft Bakery Business of the Year – sponsored by Dawn Foods
  • Free-from Bakery Product of the Year – sponsored by Foodology by Univar Solutions 
  • Rising Star Award – sponsored by Unox

Wednesday 30 August

  • Baker of the Year – sponsored by Brook Food & Bakery Equipment
  • Bakery Retailer of the Year – sponsored by IFF
  • New Bakery Product of the Year – sponspored by Baker & Baker

Thursday 31 August

  • Customer Experience Award – sponsored by CSM Ingredients
  • Online Bakery Business of the Year
  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Macphie

Friday 1 September

  • Celebration Cake Business of the Year – sponsored by Finsbury Food Group
  • Employer of the Year – sponsored by Jason’s by Geary’s
  • Speciality Bread Product of the Year – sponsored by Bako

Need tickets?

Book now to attend the Baking Industry Awards 2023 via our dedicated website.

Individual tickets cost £315+VAT, while a table of 10 is priced at £3,150+VAT.

The event includes a dazzling drinks reception, a three-course dinner with wine and coffee, the awards ceremony hosted by a well-known personality, and an afterparty complete with snacks and entertainment to dance the night away until the wee hours.