Bakery Earns its Just Desserts

Just desserts wins Northern region Craft Bakery Business title in industry awards

Shipley-based family run bakery, Just Desserts, has beaten stiff competition to win the regional title of Northern Craft Bakery Business in this year’s celebrated Baking Industry Awards (BIA). 

One of 7 shortlisted bakeries from across the UK, the national winner will be announced at a prestigious award ceremony at London’s Hilton Hotel on 5th September.

BIA judges travelled the length and breadth of the UK to find the best bakery businesses, products and people that stood out in terms of craft skills, product quality, innovation, creativity and business acumen in the thriving bakery sector.

The coveted accolade comes at a time when the Yorkshire bakery, which is more than 30 years old and employs 25 staff, has enjoyed a sustained period of growth over 4 consecutive years with plans for the next three years to grow by 15% year on year.

Just Desserts has built a reputation for producing a range of more than 130 high quality, award winning desserts and patisserie for the hospitality and foodservice markets, using traditional artisan baking techniques.

James O’Dwyer, managing director, Just Desserts said: “We’re extremely proud to be named the Northern region’s Craft Bakery Business.  We owe this success to our talented team, the consistently high standard and appeal of our handcrafted products, continuous innovation, capitalising on market trends and of paramount importance is our customer service.

“We are particularly pleased with recent product launches which have been very well received, including our vegan cake range and our new luxury cheesecakes.  We recognised a consumer demand in the market for top quality dairy and egg free sweet treats and received an overwhelming response at the Fine Food Show trade launch in Harrogate earlier this year.”

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