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Baking Industry Awards 2018 finalists announced

Here they are, the 31 finalists in the 2018 Baking Industry Awards!

McDougalls reveals 2018 Young Baking Team winner

Premier Foods has awarded pupils from St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School in Windermere, Cumbria, the title of 2018 McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year.

Why YOU should be at the Baking Industry Awards

British Baker’s annual Baking Industry Awards is quite simply the biggest night in the bakery calendar.

Have you downloaded your Bakery Market Report?

British Baker’s  Bakery Market Report is a unique snapshot of Britain’s retail bakery market, offering details of the ‘BB75’ – the country’s 75 largest bakery-focused operators – and much, much more.

What it takes to win a Baking Industry Award

The Baking Industry Awards are the culmination of months of judging, with tastings, store visits and interviews.

Badge of honour: how winners use awards logo

All Baking Industry Awards winners and finalists have the right to use a BIA logo in their company’s marketing and promotional plans.

And our host is… TV star Stephen Mulhern

TV presenter and all-round entertainer Stephen Mulhern is to host this year’s Baking Industry Awards ceremony.

VIDEO: The sights and sounds of the 2017 Awards

The great and the good of the UK bakery world gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane last September for the 2017 Baking Industry Awards.

Do you have your tickets for bakery’s biggest night?

Make sure you’ve got your place booked for the biggest night in the baking industry calendar.

Bakers serve up treats for Wimbledon

Bakeries, hotels and bars are among businesses whipping up tennis-inspired treats to get the nation into the swing of Wimbledon fortnight, which starts today [Monday, 2 July].

Pecan Deluxe Candy staff support cancer charity fund

Inclusions supplier Pecan Deluxe Candy has raised more than £3,500 for a cancer charity.

Do you have your tickets for bakery’s biggest night?

Make sure you’ve got your place booked for the biggest night in the baking industry calendar.

Costa releases rainbow cups to celebrate Pride

Costa Coffee is celebrating Pride across the UK with the release of its first-ever rainbow-coloured coffee cups.

Border Biscuits is named SFDEA Business of the Year

Border Biscuits has been declared Business of the Year at the 2018 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards – and also took the gong for Brand Success of the Year.

Whitworth Bros scoops Tanker Operator of the Year award

East Midlands flour miller Whitworth Bros has taken the top prize at this year’s Tip-Ex/Tank-Ex Show.

Manufacturers gear up for World Cup with bakery NPD

Bakery manufacturers are preparing for the World Cup to kick off with a host of footie-themed NPD.

Tell us about the stars of your Christmas range

We want to hear about the shining stars of your Christmas product range.

Don’t miss the biggest date in the industry calendar!

The biggest night of the baking industry year is coming up – so make sure you’ve booked your place!

Salvation Army celebrates 80 years of Doughnut Day

Today is Doughnut Day (1 June) – an international celebration of the fried treat from the humble jam doughnut to extravagant creations topped with chocolate bars, biscuits and sweets.

What we learned at the FOB conference 2018

Experts from Waitrose, Public Health England and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) were among the speakers at the Federation of Bakers’ (FOB) annual conference last week.

McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year shortlist revealed

Premier Foods has announced the five shortlisted schools for its McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition.

Greggs showcases summer menu in undercover stunt

Greggs went undercover as an artisan delicatessen at a London food festival to showcase its new summer lunch menu, which includes its first vegan dish.

Doughnut Time unveils trio of Mega Doughnuts

Doughnut Time has unveiled a trio of treats the size of a person’s head ahead of National Doughnut Day on Friday 1 June.

Dates for Ireland’s National Bread Week revealed

Parents and school-aged children are the target audience of National Bread Week 2018 in Ireland, which will be celebrated from 10-16 September.

Warrens Bakery and GBBO star seek first Young Budding Baker

Warrens Bakery has launched a competition to find the UK’s best young baker.

UK baker Wayne Caddy gets elite baking award

British artisan baker Wayne Caddy has won an international award and a place in exclusive culinary club Elite de la Boulangerie Internationale (EBI).

New York Bakery Co creates breakfast bagel bar

New York Bakery Co is launching a bagel pop-up site in London this weekend.

Bakers gear up for royal wedding: part 2

The big day is nearly upon us and bakers across the nation have been frantically creating treats to celebrate the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May.

Stephen Mulhern to host Baking Industry Awards!

TV presenter and all-round entertainer Stephen Mulhern is to host this year’s Baking Industry Awards ceremony.

Gallery: National Doughnut Week 2018

It’s National Doughnut Week and Britain’s bakers are looking to raise some dough for charity The Children’s Trust by rustling up delectable doughnuts.

Last chance to enter 2018 Baking Industry Awards!

Businesses have until midnight tomorrow (15 May) to enter the 2018 Baking Industry Awards.

Video: Scottish Bakers on key industry challenges

British Baker caught up with members of trade body Scottish Bakers at the group’s conference in Glasgow this month to talk about the role of the organisation.

Le Pain Quotidien launches in Dublin

Global bakery-restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien has opened a site in Dublin’s Molesworth Street.

National Doughnut Week gets underway

Bakers across the country are gearing up for National Doughnut Week which begins tomorrow (12 May).

Bakers celebrate royal wedding with NPD

The forthcoming marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has taken the nation by storm, with a flurry of products hitting the market in time for their nuptials on 19 May.

Deadline extended for Baking Industry Awards entries!

We have given businesses and individuals one more week to enter the 2018 Baking Industry Awards.

John Gall, MD, Brownings the Bakers
Brownings the Bakers named Scottish Baker of the Year 2018

Kilmarnock business Brownings the Bakers has been crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2018 at the annual awards ceremony hosted in Glasgow by trade association Scottish Bakers.

Just days left to enter the Baking Industry Awards!

The closing date for entries to the 2018 Baking Industry Awards is fast approaching.

BSB Golf Day to take place in Warwickshire

The British Society of Baking (BSB) is to hold its 28th annual golf day in Warwickshire on Tuesday 5 June.

What we learned at the BSB Spring Conference 2018

Bread Ahead founder Matthew Jones and Barry Callebaut’s Beverley Dunkley were among speakers at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB) Spring Conference, which took place on Wednesday 25 April.

RACA unveils Awards of Excellence pastry finalists

Young pastry chefs from Harrods and Asian patisserie specialist Yauatcha are among those to be shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) annual Awards of Excellence 2018.

'Create in-store excitement with a special theme and making doughnuts to suit'

Ivor McKane channel director of National Doughnut Week sponsor CSM on the opportunity offered by the annual charity event, which takes place 12-19 May 2018. Register at nationaldoughnutweek.org

Vegan egg replacer wins Free From Food Awards

A vegan egg replacer from Australian supplier Orgran has won the top prize at the UK’s Free From Food Awards this week.

Filbert’s and Hobbs House win Farm Shop & Deli award

Bakery businesses have been recognised in the 2018 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Gail’s Bakery to host dinner made from surplus food

Gail’s Bakery has teamed up with eco pop-up Canteen No.4 to host The Waste Series – a dinner featuring a four-course menu made entirely from surplus food.

All-black toasties unveiled for Grilled Cheese Day

London-based Grill My Cheese has teamed up with Norseland to create a completely black cheese toastie ahead of National Grilled Cheese Day next week.

How hosting pop-up classes could benefit your bakery

Turning a bakery or café into a temporary classroom could generate up to £100 an hour, according to one learning provider.

Tesco bakery chief to give keynote speech at BSB Spring conference

Tesco bakery chief Gordon Gafa and Bread Ahead founder Matthew Jones will key speakers for the British Society of Baking’s Spring Conference 2018.

Scottish Baker of the Year 2018 shortlist announced

Industry organisation Scottish Bakers has unveiled a shortlist of 39 bakeries in the running to be crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2018.

Deadline for Britain’s Best Loaf entries extended!

Bakers have a few more days to enter the Britain’s Best Loaf competition and showcase their skills and work to peers and potential customers.