The build-up to the 19th annual Baking Industry Awards continues with a look at the Bakery Supplier of the Year category.

This award is sponsored by Sainsbury’s, but don’t worry, you don’t have to be a supplier to Sainsbury’s to enter. The judges will reward excellent customer service, efficient delivery, sound market knowledge and innovation. Last year’s winner made hot and chilled luxury baked puddings, while the runners-up made celebration cakes and speciality breads. But this award is not just about bakery products; suppliers of raw materials, equipment and packaging can also enter.

So what are you waiting for? If you think you’ve got what it takes to become the Bakery Supplier of the Year 2006, enter today – and we’d particularly like to hear from you if you’ve never entered these awards before.

Who knows? It could be you attending the prestigious Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in London on September 18. Three Bakery Supplier of the Year finalists and their partners will be invited to the event, which attracts some 900 people from across the bakery industry. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with the best in the business so it really is an event not to be missed!

We’ve made the entry process as easy as we possibly can. Simply fill out the form on page 20 and we’ll take it from there. Good luck!