A total of 105 new entrants - a record number - have entered the Baking Industry Awards 2008, to be held on Monday 15 September.

The awards, which take place at the Grosvenor House hotel in Mayfair, London, have attracted a total of 229 entrants, 67 more than last year. The judging pro-cess is now under way and the awards ceremony looks set to be a fantastic evening for the industry.

"The 2008 awards has been faced with its toughest judging yet. We have been overwhelmed with the level of entries received for the awards this year and the standard has been exceptional, with an abundance of new and innovative companies entering for the first time," said Stephanie Smallwood, events executive for British Baker.

Take advantage of our "early bird" offer by booking your tickets before 30 June. Tables of 10 cost £1,600 plus VAT, tables of 12 £1,920 plus VAT and individual tickets £170 plus VAT. To book, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593, email: elizabeth.ellis@william-reed.co.uk or visit [http://www.bakeryawards.co.uk]