London-based bakery The Bread Factory has won the Regional Growth Business of the Year category for the second year in a row at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.

As reported in British Baker, the company has seen turnover increase considerably in the past year.

The ceremony, which was held at London’s The Brewery and hosted by television personality Hardeep Singh Kohli, celebrated businesses and industry professionals from across the food and drink supply chain.

In choosing the winner the judges looked for a company that could demonstrate growth through increased sales, capacity and resource expansion or the development of new and innovative product lines.

Ian Wright, Director general of the FDF, said: “The FDF Awards truly are a badge of excellence and The Bread Factory’s success in the Growth Business category demonstrates the huge potential of food and drink businesses across the UK.

“The company has brought together traditional craft baking methods with modern technology enabling it to produce and deliver products at scale, while never compromising on artisan quality.”

The Bread Factory supplies a diverse range of businesses – from Michelin-starred restaurants and five star hotels to nationwide retail.