Speciality Breads, the Margate-based wholesale bakery, has been nominated as a Responsible Business Champion of north and south Thanet.

Kent-based Speciality Breads is celebrating after being nominated as a Responsible Business Champion for both the north and south Thanet constituencies.

The company launched a new £3m bakery last November, and was nominated for the award by MPs Sir Roger Gale and Craig MacKinlay.

A Parliamentary judging panel will now consider all MPs’ nominations against national criteria announced each year by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) and select one company as the APCRG National Responsible Business Champion.

The winner will be announced at a reception in Parliament on 13 July.

The judges and awards are specifically looking for companies which support the local community, invest in healthy workplaces, offer apprenticeships and training to all age groups plus promote equality and diversity in the workplace and monitor suppliers’ actions on these issues.

Peter Millen, managing director of Speciality Breads, said: “It’s a huge privilege to have been nominated and to get some recognition for the positive impact we have on the local area and community.

“We’re extremely proud of our Kentish roots, our business, suppliers and most of all our brilliant people who have made success possible.”

Last month, Speciality Breads added to its growing selection of artisan rolls with a new sourdough & onion roll.