to this celebration of all the award winners and finalists. A huge thank you to our sponsors who have made each award possible. Without you there would be no celebration and no drive towards raising standards. Why? Because the Baking Industry Awards make entrants take a reality check of their businesses and raise their game. Are the products right, the systems in place? Are the hygiene, quality, innovation, costings and the focus on customers all as they should be?

To reach the finals is a huge accolade and to those who narrowly missed out, do try again. A big thank you as well to those who gave up their valuable time to judge. Soon, we shall be following up the winners in our ’What Makes a Winner’ series. But for now let’s take a look at all the bakery stars of the 2011 Baking Industry Awards. Many congratulations!

Sylvia Macdonald