"It was the first time I had been to an awards night, but I felt very much at ease all evening, and I really did enjoy it. It was nice to meet people, because the baking industry is an incredible trade - you can still go to bed at night excited about what you’re going to do the next day. One thought I had at the awards, when I looked around the room at everyone there, was: ’Blimey, I hope I can be as good as all of them’."

- Alan Pearce, managing director