Baking Industry Awards 2021

The baking industry is ready and raring to go with competitions, black-tie dinners and exhibitions galore planned for 2022.

To help keep track of them British Baker has compiled them into a handy list so be sure to pop them in your diary.

Note: These dates were correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.


Judges at the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards

Source: Scottish Bakers

Judges at the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards


18 January – World Championship Scotch Pie Awards Lunch

Location: The Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld

Hosted by Scottish Bakers, pie makers far and wide will be recognised for their outstanding products and the 2022 World Scotch Pie Champion will be crowned.


Cornish pasties

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19 February – Craft Bakers Association Presidential Dinner

Location: York Racecourse

This black-tie event will welcome incoming president Neil Woods as well as serving up a three-course dinner and networking opportunities.

19-27 February – Real Bread Week 2022

Created and run by the Real Bread Campaign, this international week celebrates additive-free loaves and the people who make them.

26 February – Scottish Bakers’ Presidential Dance

Location: Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

A three-course dinner followed by a raffle and auction to raise money for charity.

27 February to 5 March – Cornish Pasty Week

Location: Eden Project

The week-long celebration culminates with the World Pasty Championships which return to the Eden Project for their tenth anniversary.


Pieminister pies on a baking tray

Source: Pieminister


7-13 March – British Pie Week

An annual celebration of all things pie.

26-29 March – Sirha Europain

Location: Hall 1, Porte de Versailles, Paris

This bakery and pastry focussed trade fair is visited by millers, equipment manufacturers, ingredient suppliers as well as artisan and industrial bakers.


Britain's Best Loaf 2019


6 April – BSB Spring Conference

Location: Tythe Barn, Bicester

The British Society of Baking’s annual spring conference is returning for 2022 and will likely feature baking’s rising stars Megan Roberts, Katie Garrett, and Grace Booth.

25 April – Britain’s Best Loaf

Location: Birmingham NEC

the competition consists of a morning of live judging in which each loaf is carefully studied, sniffed, and tasted by a panel of industry experts. In the afternoon, winners will be announced in six categories – Gluten Free, Innovation, Plain Sourdough, Sourdough with Other Ingredients, White and Wholegrain – before the champions battle it out to be crowned Britain’s Best Loaf 2022.

25-27 April – UK Food & Drink Shows

Location: Birmingham NEC

Comprising the National Convenience Show, Farm Shop & Deli Show, Food & Drink Expo and The Forecourt Show, the event is designed to bring the very best from across key industries together.


National Doughnut Week

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6-7 May – Scottish Bakers’ Annual Conference 2022

Location: The Hilton, 1 William Street, Glasgow

This two-day event includes the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards as well as a supplier showcase and conference.

7-15 May – National Doughnut Week

Location: Nationwide

Sponsored by CSM Ingredients, the weeklong celebration of doughnuts will see bakers, cafés and more raise money for charity The Children’s Trust.

16-22 May – British Sandwich Week

Run by the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association, the week celebrates the humble sandwich and its contribution to the economy.

31 May – BSB Golf Day

Location: Forest of Arden Championship Course

The British Society of Baking’s golf day helps to raise money for charity while providing an opportunity to network on the green.


Sieving flour

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10-12 June – ABST Annual Conference and AGM 2022

Location: Alton Towers, Staffordshire

The annual meeting of the Alliance for Bakery Students & Trainees and their supporters.




Afternoon tea with sandwiches and scones

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8-14 August – Afternoon Tea Week

An annual event designed to raise the profile of afternoon tea.


Sourdough loaves

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1-30 September – Sourdough September

The annual international celebration of sourdough and the people who make it, organised by the Real Bread Campaign.

5-11 September Cake Week

An annual celebration of all things cake. The week is designed to promote the sweet treat to UK consumers, encouraging them to support their local bakeries and whip up a cake at home.



Baking Industry Awards winners 2021


12-13 October – BSB Autumn Conference

Location: Ardencote Hotel, Warwickshire

The British Society of Baking’s Autumn Conference will see speakers from across the industry share their knowledge on topics such as sourdough, artisanal bread and what makes a winning supermarket bakery.

20 October – Baking Industry Awards

Location: The Royal Lancaster, London

Hosted by British Baker, this black-tie event celebrates the best people, products, and businesses the baking industry has to offer. There’ll be entertainment, a three-course dinner and plenty of opportunity for networking with peers and potential customers.