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The finalists in the esteemed Baking Industry Awards 2022 are set to be revealed the week commencing Monday 8 August.

Like last year, we’re revealing the finalists over the course of a week and offering you a closer look at the 39 people, products and businesses shortlisted in 13 categories including Craft Bakery Business Award, Online Bakery Business of the Year and Bakery Retailer of the Year.

“Our expert judges and sponsors have spent the past few months travelling across Britain to undertake interviews, visits and tastings to whittle down the impressive array of entries to find the very best of the best in each category,” said British Baker editor Amy North.

“We hope you’ll join us in congratulating them on this fantastic achievement and join us on what will be a spectacular celebratory night on Thursday 20 October when we crown the winners.”

The winners, including the recipient of Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, will be revealed at a black-tie ceremony held at the Royal Lancaster in London.

Here’s when the remaining finalists will be revealed:

Monday 8 August at midday

  • Craft Bakery Business Award
  • Online Bakery Business of the Year
  • Rising Star Award
  • Speciality Bread Product of the Year

Wednesday 10 August at midday

  • Bakery Manufacturer of the Year
  • Celebration Cake Business of the Year
  • Customer Focus Award
  • New Bakery Product of the Year
  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Friday 12 August at midday

  • Baker of the Year
  • Bakery Retailer of the Year
  • Free-from Bakery Product of the Year
  • Team of the Year

Want to attend the Baking Industry Awards? Book your tickets now via our dedicated website: Individual tickets are priced at £299+VAT and a table of 10 costs £2,990+VAT.

Attendees will be privy to a fizz reception on arrival, a three-course dinner with wine, the glitzy awards ceremony hosted by a secret celebrity guest and an after party which will see us through to the small hours with dancing, entertainment and snacks.