National Bakery Awards - East Midlands Regional Winners 2019

On Tuesday 4th June we were invited to BAFTA Piccadilly in London for a gala event to celebrate being County Winners in the National Bakery Awards sponsored by Bakery Business Magazine. Whilst there we were crowned East Midlands Regional Winners


Alice Cooke from Bakery Business, with Tim Hart and Tim Clarkson from Dawn Foods


We were delighted to have received the Regional National Bakery Award this week in a gala event at BAFTA, Piccadilly in London hosted by the Bakery Business Magazine in their first ever National Bakery Awards ceremony.

The night saw 14 regions crowned Regional Baker; Mr Tim Hart collecting the award for Hambleton Bakery as the East Midlands Regional Winner. One of five Artisan Bakers that won their region.

Asked why he thought Hambleton Bakery had won the award Tim said “we make Real Bread with principles, with no additives, using slow fermentation traditional methods, using local ingredients and producing healthy bread, packed with fibre for our customers”

An ethos reiterated by overall National Winner Aidan Monks from Lovingly Artisan - a fellow Real Bread campaigner who made an impassioned acceptance speech championing Sourdough in particular, Aidan said: “I believe that we truly have an opportunity to put bread back in the centre of the table. We are the generation right here, right now, who can actually take this back and deliver this food; this is the food of health, the food of life.”

Adding “The only way it’s going to happen is through awards like this and us all standing side by side; we’ve just got to get the message out there that bread is back.”

Earlier in the evening, from the previously announced county winners, we were one of five Real Bread Campaign supporters named regional winner:

  • North West Lovingly Artisan Bakery

  • South West Patisserie Mark Bennett

  • East of England Flour and Spoon

  • East Midlands Hambleton Bakery

  • West Midlands Live Love Local

Delighted Tim Hart added “The Award means a great deal to all of us at Hambleton Bakery. It crowns ten years of effort and ambition to be recognised as the best in our region”

Bread is well and truly back on the Menu