first_imgBritish Baker is delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s Baking Industry Awards.TV presenter and producer Esther Rantzen CBE will host the circus-themed black-tie event at the Park Lane Hilton, London, which takes place on Wednesday 8 September.Rank Hovis marketing manager Sara Reid, one of the judges for the Craft Business Award, which the company sponsors, said it had received some interesting entries from companies that had not previously taken part. “We have seen some different and quirky businesses, which was really nice; it was good to see the spread of the craft around the country,” she said.This year’s awards will be attended by key players in the industry and it is a good opportunity to network. The evening begins with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal, entertainment, and the announcement of the Award winners.For further details of the event and the Awards evening, go to www.bakeryawards.co.uk>>Esther Rantzen to host Baking Industry AwardsBIA 2010 Finalists:Baker of the YearSponsored by: VandemoorteleAndré Sarafilovic, Wm Stephen (Bakers); Paul Gray, Betty’s Bakery; Robin Jones, The Village Bakery (Coedpoeth)Confectioner of the YearSponsored by: Rich’sMark Legg, Dunn’s (Crouch End);Chris Bachmann, Bachmanns;David Lee, DA & W Lee Family Baker The Craft Business Award Sponsored by: Rank HovisGreenhalgh’s Craft Bakery;M Ray;Cinnamon SquareThe In-Store Bakery AwardSponsored by: Dawn FoodsTesco, Huish, Yeovil; Sainsbury’s, Fosse Park, Leicester; Morrisons, Riversway, Preston; Asda, Hunts Cross, Liverpool The Customer Focus Award Sponsored by: CSM (UK)Kensey Foods;Halls Food Group;Pieminister Bakery Supplier of the YearSponsored by: Sainsbury’sNicholas & Harris; Warburtons Bakeries; Mono EquipmentSpeciality Bread Product of the Year Sponsored by: Bakels Janes Pantry – Pumpkin & Raisin Seeded Bread;More? The Artisan Bakery – Lakeland Treacle Bread with Walnuts & Raisins;Bachmanns – Olive Bread with Thyme Celebration Cake Maker of the Year Sponsored by: RenshawRachel Hill, Planet Cake;Amelia Nutting, Shuga Budz;Caroline Occlestone, The Cake Shop LiverpoolBakery Food Manufacturer of the YearSponsored by: ADM MillingHoneytop Speciality Foods;Greggs;Park CakesThe Innovation Award Sponsored by: AsdaSwissôtel The Howard – TLSee Afternoon Tea; Hobbs House Bakery – The Online Store; Puratos UK – Cryst-o-filTrainee Baker of the Year Sponsored by: Improve and The National Skills AcademyKyle Hendry, Macphie of Glenbervie;Pamela Ellis, Blackpool and the Fylde College;Daniel Smith, J & I Smithlast_img