We are full of the joys of Spring today as we join forces with the Baking Industry Awards to find the 2021 Baker of the Year.

For the 8th year running we are category sponsors of the prestigious Baker of the Year category, which scans the whole of the UK looking for the baker at the top of their game, worthy of such a great title.

Winning the Baker of the Year category is a career highlight for many and demonstrates an exceptional standard of skill, determination and talent.
Previous winners have said …

‘Being able to say you are the best - that’s priceless’ – Mark Bennett, Baker of the Year 2014

“I’ll never forget the moment I was named Baker of the Year. I was waiting for someone else to be announced as the winner – it was such a lovely shock.” – Dominic Salter, Baker of the Year 2016

“I wanted to do it for my team but I never really believed it would happen, it was a huge honour.” – Paul Rhodes, Baker of the Year 2018

“It was an absolute shock and honour to be recognised as Baker of the Year 2020” – Steven Winter, Baker of the Year 2020


The awards take place in October with judging beginning in earnest during the Summer months when the Baker of the Year shortlisted entrants can expect a visit from judges as their knowledge, achievements and products are scrutinised in order to find the finalists and ultimate winner.

During 2020 we conducted virtual judging visits due to Covid restrictions with product tasting samples having the added pressure of making it in one piece for the judges to taste, so this year we are excited to be able to see for ourselves, in person, how bakers are working, adapting and succeeding in their craft in what is our wonderful bakery industry.


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