On the evening of 21st October 2021, members of the Simply Doughnuts team attended the Baking Industry Awards at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London. We had entered under the Team of the Year category and we were naturally delighted to be announced as the winners.
The Awards featured 13 categories in all, and had attracted finalists of all types and sizes, ranging from small independent bakeries to major multiples and exporters. Our operations manager, Evita Dambrauska, collected the award on behalf of Simply Doughnuts.
The entry process had required details of many different aspects of our work: our products, policies, history and operations. Amongst other topics, questions covered staff communications, reporting procedures, quality control, sustainability measures and our approach to innovation.
The event was presented by TV personality, dancer and author, Craig Revel Horwood. The hosts remarked upon the very high standard of entries and commented that the Awards themselves set out “to acknowledge the skills, creativity and business acumen of the thriving UK baking sector.”
Speaking after the announcement, Evita said: “I’m really pleased to accept this award on behalf of the whole Simply Doughnuts team. Communication, skills and teamwork are all at the heart of what we do. Many of our previous awards have been about products, innovation and sustainability, but this is an award that recognises the efforts that people make right across our organisation. It’s for everyone here, and there is something very special about that.”
The full list of winners can be seen here.
Simply Doughnuts would also like to extend its thanks to the awards judges and to the category sponsor, Unifiller. In particular, we’d like to thank the company’s sales manager Simon Lawton-Hayes, for all his help with the organisation and logistics. The evening went very well and the sponsors’ contributions did not go unnoticed.