With just one month to go until entries close, now is the time to enter these prestigious awards, recognising and honouring excellence and achievement in the sandwich and food-to-go industry. 


Open to all those within the sandwich and food to go industry whether manufacturers, suppliers or retailers, the awards cover all aspects of the industry from New Sandwich to Convenience Retailer. We’re also adding a new Environmental Award in 2020, to add to the existing 15 award categories (more details of which, together with entry forms, can be found here

Winners consistently tell us of the benefits for their business. Pinkmans, for example, won the Independent Retailer Award and found the win has really maximised business for the high street bakery. 

Here’s what owner Steven Whibley thinks: “Winning the Sammies Award for Best Independent Retailer has been a fantastic boost for our business catapulting us into national recognition. The PR following the win has given us national exposure and we find that customers do travel to visit us after reading about the win. I would implore anybody considering entering the Sammies to submit an entry as the awards really do recognise businesses of all sizes whether you are a large manufacturer or small independent bakery like us.”

The Sammies are really the benchmark of the sandwich and food to go industry and entering the awards, regardless of the size of your business, can really generate fantastic national exposure for your company. The Sammies are national awards and the opportunities a national win can generate can be a huge boost for business. Winners of the Sammies Awards are announced at the gala awards dinner which will be held on Thursday 7 May at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel. For more information about the Sammies Awards visit http://awards.sandwich.org.uk. The deadline for entries is 14 February 2020. Full details of each of the awards can be found here, but if you have questions get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01291 636346.

Here's the list of awards:

  • Business Development Award
  • Café Retailer Award
  • Chain Retailer Award
  • Convenience Retailer Award
  • En Route Retailer Award
  • Environmental Award
  • Healthy Eating Award 
  • Industry Award
  • Manufacturer Award
  • Marketing Award
  • Multiple Retailer Award
  • New Food to Go Award
  • New Product Award
  • New Sandwich Award
  • Workplace & Catering Retailer Award