The judges have deliberated long and hard, and we are delighted to announce the 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

The Rising Star Award, sponsored by Piero Scacco
Bethany Mathias, Bells of Lazonby
Megan Roberts, University College Birmingham
Claire Toynton, Délifrance

The Speciality Bread Award, sponsored by Bakels
Artichoke Sourdough, The Bread Factory
Jurassic Coast Sourdough, Patisserie Mark Bennett
Sun Dried Tomato Bread, Bachmanns

The award for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry will be revealed at the awards event in September.

Don’t miss securing your place at this year’s Baking Industry Awards, due to take place on Wednesday 7 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London. To book an individual seat or a table, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or by email on