Make sure you get your entries in for this year’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA) before the deadline this Friday (11 May).

BIA will be celebrating its 25th year, with an extra special awards ceremony to take place on Wednesday, 12 September at the Park Lane Hilton in London.

There are 11 categories to enter (see below for the full list), and in addition you can also nominate someone from the UK bakery sector to receive the special Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards serve to acknowledge and reward the very best companies and individuals in the industry, with anyone and everyone eligible to enter – from large to small.

To download an entry form online visit Enter now for your chance to shine!

Full list of awards categories:

Baker of the Year - sponsored by Vandemoortele

Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year - sponsored by Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists

Celebration Cake Maker of the Year - sponsored by Renshaw

Confectioner of the Year - sponsored by Dawn Foods

Lifetime Achievement Award - sponsored by Délifrance

The Craft Business Award -sponsored by ADM Milling

The Customer Focus Award - sponsored by CSM United Kingdom

In-Store Bakery Retailer of the Year - sponsored by Zeelandia

The Product Innovation Award - sponsored by Asda

The Retail Innovation Award - sponsored by Macphie of Glenbervie

The Rising Star Award - sponsored by Whitworth Bros

Speciality Bread Product of the Year - sponsored by British Bakels