The biggest names in bakery gathered at the Park Lane Hilton on Wednesday 5th September awaiting the results of the prestigious British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards 2018. Victorious Warrens Bakery was named the winner of the UK’s No.1 Craft Bakery Business Award, a huge mark of recognition for this bakery which has over 150 years of baking experience.
Commenting on this incredible win, Mark Sullivan, Chairman of Warrens Bakery says: “The British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards are the biggest night in the UK bakery calendar and to walk away with this title in this highly competitive award category is phenomenal. As a business, Warrens Bakery is growing at a rapid pace but the core values and working practices remain the same as they have always been. We are proudly celebrating this latest win due to the hard work and commitment of our greatly valued team, and the dedication to sourcing the best ingredients and producing the finest artisan bakery products.”
Jason Jobling, Bakery Director of Warrens Bakery says: “This is a fantastic achievement and mile stone for Warrens Bakery which I am very pleased to be a part of. My career at Warrens Bakery began when I was just twelve, I started by sugaring American Ring Doughnuts during my school holidays. To this day, as a craft bakery, we still use our hands and artisan skills in every single product we make, from our signature hand crimped Cornish Pasty right down to our humble Gingerbread men”.
The Baking Industry Awards’ ceremony marked the culmination of months of judging up and down the country as experts took part in tastings, store visits and interviews to select those who would take home a coveted Baking Industry Award trophy. It’s the third time in four years the Cornish craft bakery has been shortlisted in these awards, which acknowledge the skills and achievements of individuals and businesses operating in the bakery. As the South West champion, Warrens Bakery competed against six other regional winners from across England, Scotland and Wales for the overall title of Craft Bakery Business 2018.
Warrens Bakery has just opened their 21st franchise store across Britain in Redhill in Surrey. Earlier this year they also ventured into Wales, opening a bakery in Merthyr Tydfil. Since opening their first franchised bakery in 2017, the South West brand has experienced rapid growth and now plans to open hundreds of new bakeries in the next five years.