BIA 2012 open for entries

27 February, 2012

British Baker is pleased to announce entries for the 2012 Baking Industry Awards are now open.

Organised by British Baker, the awards are now in their 25th year and will take place on Wednesday 12 September at the Park Lane Hilton in London.

The Baking Industry Awards acknowledge and reward bakery companies and professionals from around the country for their contributions to the industry.

Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: "Now in its 25th year, the awards celebrate people from one of the most innovative trades in the world who show skill, passion, energy and enthusiasm. Perhaps you are a brilliant baker, or you have a talented 'rising star' among your staff. Just entering makes you look hard at your business and sends a positive message to your customers."

This year sees a brand new category for bakers to enter – the Retail Innovation Award – which will recognise outstanding efforts and innovation by high street bakery retailers.

Other categories to enter include:

+ Baker of the Year, sponsored by Vandemoortele

+ Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists

+ Celebration Cake Maker of the Year, sponsored by Renshaw

+ Confectioner of the Year, sponsored by Dawn Foods

+ The Craft Business Award, sponsored by ADM Milling

+ The Customer Focus Award, sponsored by CSM United Kingdom

+ In-Store Bakery Retailer of the Year, sponsored Zeelandia

+ The Product Innovation Award, sponsored by Asda

+ The Rising Star Award, sponsored by Whitworth Bros

+ Speciality Bread Product of the Year, sponsored by British Bakels

+ The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Délifrance

To enter the awards, either:

Contact: Rebecca George on 01293 610422 or


Deadline for entries is Friday 11 May

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