Today is deadline day for entries to the prestigious Baking Industry Awards. Do you have what it takes to compete with the best in bakery?

Are you the next Gemma Pickup, (pictured) who won last year’s Confectioner of the Year award at the glittering awards ceremony at Hilton Park Lane in London.

If you have not yet entered go to download a form, or email, or telephone 01293 610422.

The awards take place at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, on Wednesday, 11 September.

The awards are sponsored by ADM; Asda; Bakels; CSM; Dawn; Delifrance; Macphie; Renshaw; Stevens Group ; Tesco and Zeelandia

If you are a professional in the bakery trade we look forward to hearing from you soon. To purchase tickets for the night email: or call 01293 846593. Tickets cost £255 each or £2,295 per table of 10.

The winners in 2012 were: 

Baker of the Year
Robert Burns
Burns the Bread

Celebration Cake Maker of the Year 
Sandra Monger
Sandra Monger Exquisite Wedding & Occasion Cakes

The Customer Focus Award
Bells of Lazonby

Confectioner of the Year 
Gemma Pickup 
Bettys Bakery

The Craft Business Award

The Product Innovation Award
Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery Crumpet Loaf

Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year 

Speciality Bread Product of the Year
Contadino Bread
Barbakan Delicatessen

In-Store Bakery Retailer of the Year

The Rising Star Award
Justin Clapham
Bettys Bakery

The Retail Innovation Award
Wenzels The Bakers

Lifetime Achievement Award 
Gill Brooks-Lonican, National Association of Master Bakers

John Bailey, Greggs

Ernst Bachmann, Bachmanns

Eddie Spence