A LEIGH firm has won second prize in a national competition to find Britain's all-round bakery champion. Waterfields was the runner-up in the contest held in London and organised by ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale.

Bread, rolls, savoury products, confectionary and a celebration cake were showcased as part of the competition.

Products were specially prepared during the night to ensure their freshness.

Waterfield development manager Peter Fort said; "This was only the second time we had entered the competition and we came a very honourable second, missing first place by a whisker. "The standard was very high and next year I feel sure we will clinch the title."