British Baker is delighted to announce that renowned TV presenter and producer Esther Rantzen CBE is to host this year’s Baking Industry Awards on Wednesday 8 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London.

Rantzen has both produced and presented BBC show That’s Life, and has fronted other successful series, including Hearts of Gold and The Big Time. She has won the BBC TV Personality of the Year and is founder of the charity Childline.

This year’s circus-themed black-tie event will, as ever, be attended by the key players in the industry. The evening begins with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal, entertainment, and the announcement of the Award winners.

Associate sponsors for this year’s event feature a host of top names from the world of bakery. Warburtons is sponsor of the VIP champagne reception; Délifrance sponsors the bread rolls; Kluman & Balter sponsors the cracker raffle; the alcoholic dessert is sponsored by Thomas Lowndes; and the Champagne magnum table centres will be sponsored by Bako. Casino sponsor Cereform is offering a fantastic prize of two tickets to the Cirque du Soleil Totem show in Amsterdam, including travel and overnight accommodation.

Individual tickets cost £215 + VAT. Tables (of 10 guests) are £2,050 + VAT. To book your place at BIA call Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email Further details are on