Istvan Nadhazi of M’s Bakery in Bournemouth has been crowned overall winner of the Tiptree World Bread Awards.

Nadhazi, who also triumphed in the Real Bread Campaign category, was presented with the accolades, £1,000 and a Tiptree hamper at the ceremony held last night [16 October] at St John’s Church, Hyde Park.

He beat off competition from hundreds of loaves delivered from across the UK by courier, taxi and in person on the morning of the judging at Cathedral Hall, Westminster Cathedral.

“The field was more competitive than ever,” said Stephen Hallam, managing director of Dickinson & Morris and chair of the 90-strong award judging panel, which included Richard Bertinet, Dr John Foster of BBC’s Victorian Bakers and Harry Lomas, executive head chef at Wembley Stadium.

Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food winners

Overall Winner: Istvan Nadhazi M’s Bakery, Bournemouth, French Country Sourdough

Brook Food Sourdough: Ed Clark, Pastonacre, Pastonacre, Norfolk, Sourdough

Zeelandia Wholegrain: Dominic Salter, Salt Bakehouse, Gloucestershire, Seeded Khorasan Sourdough

Ciabatta: Martha Brown, Forge Bakehouse, Sheffield, Long Fermented Ciabatta

Gluten Free: Davina Steel, MannaVida, Essex, Garlic & Rosemary Focaccia

Carr’s Flour Baguette: Justin Gourlay, Real Patisserie, East Sussex, Artisan Sourdough Baguette

Real Bread Campaign supported by Shipton Mill: Istvan Nadhazi, M’s Bakery, Bournemouth, French Country Sourdough

Great British White: Linda Kianfar, Foodhaven, East Sussex, Farmhouse

Fruit Bread: Ian Hill, Riddle Me Rye, Edinburgh, Chocolate, Cherry, Almond & Toasted Coconut Sourdough

Flatbread: Roger Haycock, Roger’s Bakery, Huddersfield, Focaccia

Speciality Sweet: Paul Robinshaw, Flour Water Salt, Macclesfield, Copenhagen

Speciality Savoury: Mark Bennett, Patisserie Mark Bennett, Dorset, Roasted Roots & Herb Sourdough

Muntons Malt Bread: Carina Carlstrom, Loaf Bakery, Farnham, Seeded Malted Flatbread

Irish Wheaten Loaf: James Herron, Cookie Jar, Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Traditional Wheaten Bannock

Tiptree Showstopper: Tami Isaacs Pearce, Karma Bread, London, Challah Queen Tzanzhong Orange Blossom

Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker: Caroline Jevachandran, National Bakery School

Home Baker Open: Jessica Van der Schee, London, Country White

Home Baker Sourdough: Graham Kinnear, Northamptonshire, Cheddar & Ale Sourdough

People’s Choice: Today Bread, Walthamstow