ACI Group rises to the judging challenge as proud sponsors of the National Bakery Awards 2023

May 2023

ACI Group will put its tastebuds to the test this month when the company takes a seat at the judging table for the National Bakery Awards 2023.

As a leading distributor working with some of the largest global food brands, ACI Group is a proud sponsor of this year’s National Bakery Awards, which invites the UK’s best bakers from each county to a cinematic-style presentation in the heart of London on 12th July.

Representing the company as a judge will be Trish Fellowes, Business Development Manager at ACI Group. Passionate about all areas of bakery, Trish holds a qualification in Baking Technology and Bakery Production from the National Bakery School. 

“It is an absolute pleasure to be judging at this year’s National Bakery Awards and be part of the panel,” Trish commented. “I can’t wait to see what treats are in store for us on the day when reviewing this year’s county winners. Not only will taste be hugely important, but also texture, aroma and the overall appearance of the products on offer.”

With more than 28 years of practical experience in the industry, covering everything from ingredients to equipment, this isn’t Trish’s first time as a judge. Previously, she has been part of the judging panel at the Restaurant Group’s Black Jacket Finalist event in Guildford and the Scottish Bakers show in Dunfermline.

Trish continued: “To represent ACI Group and the Naturis brand at the event is a real honour. On the awards evening, bakers attending can stop by our stand to chat to the team and pick up a sample of our exciting ingredients, such as our high protein crispies, brioche packs featuring our Synevo egg replacement ingredient, and gluten-free products.”

Taking place at Euston Square, London, the National Bakery Awards will bring county award winners from across the UK to see who is crowned a regional winner and the overall national winner. ACI Group CEO Karsten Smet will present one of the regional awards on the evening.

Karsten commented: “Bakeries have faced one of their toughest years yet, so it is incredibly important to recognise and reward talent when we are able to do so. ACI Group is therefore proud to be a sponsor of the awards and to support bakeries in building a resilient supply chain that can manage key pressure points and challenges to increase business agility."

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