Only a handful of tables are left for this year’s Baking Industry Awards, which takes place on Wednesday, 7 September, at the Park Lane Hilton.

Bakers and industry executives are being urged by organiser William Reed, which publishes British Baker, to sign up quickly for the event or risk being left disappointed.

This year the black tie ceremony will take a Brazilian carnival theme and will see Robert Ditty of Ditty’s Bakery, David Smart of Greenhalgh’s and Chris Freeman of Dunn’s fight it out for the coveted Baker of the Year title, sponsored by Vandemoortele.

The evening, which is an excellent opportunity to network with leading figures in the baking industry, will include a three-course dinner and entertainment, before the winners are announced.

To book your place, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email