The UK team has won the Production Award at the International Sigep Bread Cup, for the second year in a row.

The contest, which took place at the Sigep exhibition in Rimini, Italy this week (21-25 January), saw David Mizon, managing director of and general secretary of the ABST, Matthew May of Odlums, Doug Beaney of Montana Bakeries and Rebecca Thompson of University College Birmingham, triumphant in the production class.

The Production Award is given to the team that made the most products each day of the four-day competition, within a five-hour period.

The team was invited to visit a few bakeries in Rimini and Bologna following the competition, and will return via the Gustar School in Tuscany, where it is to spend a day working with master craftsman David Bedu, said Mizon before the event.