The Sammies

First held in 1995, the British Sandwich & Food to Go Industry Awards - affectionately known as The Sammies - are the benchmark for excellence. With awards acknowledging new products, marketing initiatives, overall performance and so much more presented to retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers alike. 

There is everything to gain from entering, as some of our previous winners explain.

Dan Silverston, Managing Director, The Soho Sandwich Co., winner of the Manufacturer Award

“Absolutely proud and delighted to win, so unexpected, there are so many fantastic manufacturers, what an honour. Yet when I reflect I can say that my team has been fantastic in hugely challenging circumstances. We’ve been brave and positive throughout these times and have made great progress, this one is for all the good people that have selflessly given their all to deliver the best possible food and service to our amazing customers not just in recent times but since we started. 

“We remain humble but awards like this will give us all the boost to push on to the next level. Big thanks to the judges, the BSA and all those that voted.”

Cathal McDonnell, Technical and Operations Director, Deli Lites, winner of the Business Development Award

‘It is an honour to have won the Business Development Award for 2022.  I’m proud to have been nominated by my colleagues to represent the whole DELI LITES team as we continue to bring the best quality Irish food-to-go to the world.

“Thank you to Sandwich & Food To Go News for sponsoring the award and The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association for hosting The Sammies to highlight the achievements of our industry.”

Antony Aguado and André Guedeney, André’s Food Bar, winner of the Independent Retailer Award and the Local Marketing Award

“We’re over the moon. We entered a few years ago, before the pandemic, and reached the finals. We didn’t win, but felt we could. We put in a lot of effort and felt we had a chance so it's the recognition that we wanted and deserved after two years of challenging times for all small businesses. 

“It's down to a good team of staff. They're all fantastic and we owe most of it to them, they've done very well.”

Danny Scobie, Head of Food to Go, Scotmind Co-operative, winner of the Regional Convenience Retailer Award

“Absolutely awesome. This was an unexpected win for us and for our colleagues and means everything for all the hard work that everybody puts in over every single day, week.”

Rob Lugton, Category Development Manager, Judith Jerodiaconou, Senior Category Manager and Laura Davis, Product Development Manager, Costa Coffee, winner of the Healthy Eating Award and the National Café Retailer Award

“Two awards tonight at the Sammies is incredible. We we are so stunned and so proud of the fact that we've actually won and we can't wait to get the news back to the teams. There's three of us here today, but there are so many more plus the stores and the operators.”

Rosie Eiduks, Product Development Manager, M&S, winner of the New Sandwich (Cold), the New Food to Go and Multiple Retailer Awards

“We’re just so proud of the work that's gone into achieving these awards. This is not just one person’s job, this is a huge team and a huge amount of collaboration.”