Scottish Bakers has won the Conference Development category accolade for the second consecutive year at the UK Associations Awards.

The award – which was presented at the Hilton Hotel, Wembley in London last week - takes into account increased value for stakeholders, association members and conference growth year on year. Judges also looked for the development of superior content, design, marketing, sponsorship and delegate and sponsor experience.

“This is an absolutely amazing achievement,” said Scottish Bakers chief executive Alan Clarke.

“A large part of our work at Scottish Bakers goes into recognising the excellence of our members through Scottish Baker of the Year and the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards to name just two initiatives – but to have our own work recognised by our peers is simply incredible.”

The UK Association Network stated it was vital to recognise and reward talent.

“The Associations Network’s Association Awards raises the profile of association executives globally, and gives them the recognition they deserve for their effort and success,” it added.

The association was shortlisted for another award - the Best eLearning/Online Education - but narrowly lost out to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.

In September, Scottish Bakers celebrated its 125th anniversary in the baking industry at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh.