Greenhalgh’s, the wholesale bakery, has won Bakery of the Year at The Food Awards England 2015.

The Food Awards England is in its second year and celebrates the best in English food hospitality. Prizes were given for 26 categories this year, including Best Street Food, Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year and Frozen Food Provider of the Year.

Greenhalgh’s, which also runs a chain of 62 retail outlets in the north-west of England, won at the event, held on 8 November at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester. It beat off competition from bakeries across the country including John Dwyer in Rugby and Nottingham’s Butt Food.

Sandra Ogden, retail sales and marketing director at Greenhalgh’s, said: “We are extremely pleased to have won this prestigious award and consider it to be an honour. We feel it is recognition of the fact that we are a dedicated craft bakery business that moves with the times to meet new challenges and customer trends.

“We are a family business with strong family values. We have a passion for our products and the quality of our entire bakery operation. There are a lot of craft bakeries all over the country and to have won this award is fantastic. It is always encouraging and extra special when our customers vote us into the finals to win.”