This year, Mortons Flour will be sponsoring the Neighbourhood Retailer ‘Bakery of the Year’ Award at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast on Thursday 14th November.
Now in their 21st year, the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards are a benchmark of success, recognising talent, achievement and excellence across a variety of categories. To be shortlisted as a finalist and to win a ‘gong’ is a prestigious accolade for companies in Northern Ireland to attain.
The Neighbourhood Retailer states that the ‘Bakery of the Year’ category is…’open to all independent bakeries or in store bakeries that provide a range of products that keep their customers coming back. Judges will be looking for both innovative and traditional products to suit customer demand. Stores will be judged on the merchandising and presentation, counter services and pre-pack offering, quality, freshness and value for money. Customer service, hygiene standards and specialist product knowledge will be taken into consideration when judging this award. This category will be judged independently and initially by mystery visit.’
The Bakery of the Year category finalists are as follows:
- Crawfords of Maghera
- Donnelly’s Bakery & Coffee Shop
- Eurospar NI, Rathcoole
- Heatherlea Bakery
- JC Stewarts
- Knead Bakery
Wishing all the finalists the very best of luck!