British Baker would like to take the opportunity to thank all of its generous sponsors at the recent Baking Industry Awards, held on 7 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London.

The event, which welcomed more than 800 guests from across the UK baking industry, celebrated exceptional talent in 10 different categories, including Baker of the Year, won by Dominic Salter of Gloucestershire-based The Sandwich Box and Salt Bakehouse.

Category sponsors on the night were:

Speciality Bread Product of the Year


Baker of the Year

Brook Food Processing Equipment

The Customer Focus Award

C S M United Kingdom

The Craft Business Award

Dawn Foods

Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry


Free From Bakery Product of the Year


The Rising Star Award

Piero Scacco

Celebration Cake Business of the Year


Bakery Manufacturer of the Year


In-store Bakery Retailer of the Year


Apart from the awards themselves , delegates on the night were treated to a wide range of entertainment , including:

A drinks reception, sponsored by Aryzta

A casino, sponsored by AB Mauri UK and Ireland

A raffle, sponsored by Kluman & Balter

A photo booth, sponsored by G R Wright & Sons

Dessert, sponsored by Hayden’s Bakery

Bread rolls and a Twitter Wall, sponsored by Puratos

Once again, a huge thank you to our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to organise such a prestigious event.

For details of all the winners, see the video on our website.