The judges have deliberated long and hard, and we are delighted to announce our first batch of BIA finalists for 2016!


Baker of the Year, sponsored by Brook Foods
Peter Cook, Peter Cooks Bread
Dominic Salter, The Sandwich Box
Lee Smith, Bexhill Farm Kitchen

Bakery Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by Sonneveld
Crantock Bakery
Signature Flatbreads
The Bread Factory

Celebration Cake Business of the Year, sponsored by Renshaw
Finsbury Food Group
Shuga Budz
Vicki’s Incredible Edibles

Free-from Bakery Product of the Year, sponsored by Ingredion
Hobbs House Bakery
The Bread Factory
The Foodamentalists

In-store Bakery Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Zeelandia

The Craft Business Award, sponsored by Dawn Foods
Belle Epoque Patisserie
Genesis Crafty

The Customer Focus Award, sponsored by CSM Bakery Solutions
Bath Cake Company
Carrs Foods International
Fabricake Sugarcraft

But the excitement doesn’t end there – the Rising Star and Speciality Bread Product of the Year finalists are still being judged and will be announced very shortly, and of course the winner of the Outstanding Contribution award will be announced on the night – so watch this space!