The Baking Industry Awards 2020 will now take place at the Royal Lancaster London, on Wednesday 20 January 2021.As a result of the ongoing coronavirus health situation, British Baker has had to take the difficult decision to move the event to this new date and would like to thank all sponsors, entrants and customers for their understanding at this time.“As ever, we will ensure this is a fantastic night out that will showcase not only the achievements of the industry, but also its resilience and ability to adapt to even the toughest of trading conditions,” said British Baker editor Vince Bamford.The event will feature a colourful Secret Garden theme, and will begin with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner, then the awards ceremony itself, hosted by a celebrity presenter.We are looking for the best of the best across 13 categories, including Bakery Manufacturer of the Year and Supermarket Bakery Business of the Year, plus categories for individuals and products.There is no charge to enter the awards, and entries will again be examined by a panel of judges, including representatives from the sponsoring company, plus an independent expert judge.To ensure businesses have enough time to submit entries, we are extending the Baking Industry Awards 2020 entry deadline to Friday 28 August. Visit the awards website to enter.“I appreciate bakers and their suppliers currently have more pressing concerns than entering awards but am also confident the time will come when they are ready to do so again,” added Bamford.If you would like to talk to us about the event, we are here to help. Please contact Rebecca George on 01293 610422 or Sonia Young on 01293 846507.
Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh, who has registered his sixth consecutive win in the professional arena, asserted that he is looking forward to the World Boxing Organisation’s (WBO) Asia title in front of his home crowd next month.The London Olympics bronze medalist hammered Andrzej Soldra of Poland by technical knockout in three brutal rounds in a Super Middleweight contest at the Macron Stadium here on Friday evening. The Bhiwani lad will now fight for the WBO Asia title in New Delhi on June 11.”I am thrilled to get my sixth professional victory and excited for my homecoming title fight. Soldra was a good opponent but my punches replied to him. I think this fight was a horror show for him. I am happy that before my title fight, I am able to have six knockout wins,” Vijender said after the fight.”The support I have received from everyone here in Britain and back home in India has been absolutely phenomenal. Now I will start preparing for my title fight in India. I am happy I will fight in front of my home crowd soon,” he added.Soldra is the most experienced opponent Vijender has faced so far, winning 12 of the 17 bouts he has fought so far. Five those wins have come by knockout.It was also the first eight-round contest of Vijender’s professional career, but he was at the top of his game against the 30-year old Pole.”By winning first eight round fight, my confidence level has really gone up and this is a step forward heading towards title fight,” he said.advertisementVijender’s trainer Lee Beard was overjoyed with his ward’s performance.”He is a true talent of professional boxing. I am happy with his performance so far and he will go a long way. He is very hard working boxer,” Beard said.