Loanhead firm rises to the occasion

A Loanhead-based firm has been recognised as one of the best bakers in the land.

The Premium Roll Company, based at Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, took a national silver and regional silver award for its bran scone.

The awards, hosted by Scottish Bakers, which aims to support and promote the interests of Scottish bakers across the country.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognised as one of Scotland’s best bakers,” said Graeme Ford.

“We take our business very seriously and we use traditional methods and craftsmen’s skills. But we could not have come this far in the competition without our dedicated and skilled team and without the votes of all of our customers, Thank you.”

Owner of award-winning Little Venice Cake Company and judge on ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery Mich Turner MBE, who presented the awards, said: “There have been some fantastic entries and all the prizes I have handed out to bakers have been worthy in every way.”

Scottish Bakers chief executive Alan Clarke added: “It’s been a long journey to get to this point. Over 23,000 customers from across Scotland voted for their favourite bakery products across six categories. Judging day saw 170 bakers deliver 600 of their most popular scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits for judging by the professionals whose job it was to decide upon the best six products in the land and just nine of the top bakers in Scotland have made it to the all-important business category.”

The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards was devised to raise awareness of the bakery industry in Scotland, recognising the skills and expertise of the men and women across Scotland who bake for a living.