The finalists in this category span the whole of Britain with representation from England, Wales, and Scotland.

Sponsored by Dawn Foods, the category celebrates craft bakeries of all sizes whether they operate a single retail shop, multiple high street outlets of a wholesale craft bakery.

Here are the finalists for the Craft Bakery Business Award 2022:

Outside a Fisher & Donaldson bakery

Source: Fisher & Donaldson

Fisher and Donaldson

Founded in 1919, this business has been handed down through five generations with an uncompromising pursuit of quality and commitment to sourcing only the best ingredients. While many of the products still use time-honoured recipes, this Scottish bakery, based in St Andrews, also has its eyes firmly on the future with the recent launch of a vegan florentine and a vegan Scotch pie. Post-Covid, the business has seen a significant increase in turnover and established a solid marketing presence with a forward-thinking use of social media. Plans include a new café and the launch of a new on-line shop. The judges said the business sold the best steak bridies they had ever tasted.


A pink bakery shop called La Crème Patisserie

Source: La Crème Patisserie

La Crème Patisserie

This business, based in Wales, has four shops as well as a thriving website and delivery service. The team includes a dedicated team of confectioners and cake decorators who produce a large range of high-quality cakes, tarts and patisserie for the catering and retail sectors. It also supplies the scones for The Queen’s garden parties. When Covid hit, the business had 15 staff and overnight lost 100% of its trade. Today, the company has doubled its pre-Covid turnover and boasts 33 staff. The judges said the product quality was faultless and the business transformation, remarkable.


A brick bakery called The Street Bakeshop with bright lights inside

Source: The Street Bakeshop

The Street Bakeshop

The Street Bakeshop is an artisan bakery based in the Hampshire village of Old Basing. The business’ vision is to create fantastic baked goods that people love to eat time and again and it is this ethos that has turned it into a destination shop. The business specialises in sourdough bread, sourdough viennoiserie, Danish pastries, buns and cake, and services both retail and wholesale. Every day the team try to create something new and the most recent is Kouign Amann – a laminated dough product containing Beurre d’Isigny Ste Mere that originates from Brittany in France. The judges said the team were highly skilled, knowledgeable, passionate, and dedicated. At the time of judging a second outlet was being planned.

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