The Celebration Cake Maker of the Year category is open to everyone, ranging from small cake-making specialists right up to celebration cake suppliers to supermarkets.

All you need to do to enter this award is be able to demonstrate your individual skills in this field. What sets you apart from the competition? Tell us, in your entry, why you and your cakes are truly worth celebrating.

"As a company with significant heritage and a passion for innovation, it’s always exciting for us to see new and established talent excelling in the industry," says Nicola Hemming, category judge and applications technologist from Renshaw.

"Innovation and excellence are two of our core values and it’s always pleasing to see entrants who share those values. The entries for this particular category are always the most eagerly anticipated and we are always amazed by the fantastic creations and the outstanding skills on display."

Tony Sharpe, MD of Renshaw, who has recently joined the industry, comments: "This is my first year of being involved with the Baking Industry Awards and I feel this is an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase their individual talents. We are extremely proud to sponsor such a vibrant and creative category."

He adds: "It’s a unique opportunity for employers to celebrate the achievements of their colleagues and the rewards for the winner are substantial - both in terms of industry recognition and the prize itself."

Renshaw has been supplying the UK baking industry for over a century, producing marzipan products, and launched its first sugarpaste in the 1950s. Its full product portfolio now includes ready-to-roll icing, caramel, cooking chocolate and jams. Renshaw supplies the manufacturing, wholesale, retail, foodservice and sugarcraft markets.