Today marks a week until the long-awaited Baking Industry Awards (BIA) - the baking industry’s answer to the Oscars!

The 27th annual awards will be hosted by comedy star Hugh Dennis, known for his roles in sitcom Outnumbered and panel show Mock the Week.

Taking place at the Park Lane Hilton on Wednesday 10 September, the eager finalists will await to see who will be crowned winner in each category.

This year’s evening is themed around the ‘Best of British’ - aptly so as the night will be host to some of Britain’s best bakers and bakery contenders.

In true #OscarSelfie style, British Baker is encouraging attendees to take to social media this year to share their pictures and memories of the event with the hashtag #BIA. Why not start early and tweet us @BritishBaker your plans in the build-up to the event.

With only one week to go until the awards there are just a handful of tickets left. To secure your place, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email without delay.

For more details and a full list of finalists visit