Hundreds of bakers flocked to Newark yesterday for the Bakers’ & Butchers Fair 2014. 

The event saw plenty of networking opportunities, new products and innovations from exhibitors and some top insight on the main stage from a prestigious line-up of speakers.

Among those sharing their industry knowledge with the crowd were Christopher Foxall of The Village Bakery, who spoke about the need for innovation in bakery, while Mark Challis of Zeelandia discussed the increasing demand for healthier products.

The keenly awaited Britain’s Best Loaf competition was judged, with Lee Smith of Bexhill Farm Kitchen winning the crown for the second year running. For a full list of winners click here.

TV star Keith Chegwin warmed up the crowd and presented the awards on stage.

See the day in pictures, below.

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