Specially updated for 2017, in recognition of the large variety within the independent sector, the Independent Sandwich Retailer Award is for businesses with nine outlets or fewer. 

The award is sub-divided into four categories:

  • Independent Bakery Sandwich Retailer
  • Independent Café Sandwich Retailer
  • Best New Independent
  • Independent Sandwich Shop

A Gold Award will be awarded to the winner of each of the four categories. The Gold Awards will be presented by the BSA to the winners at their premises in order to maximize publicity for them in their local area. The Gold Award winners in each category will each also receive two free tickets to attend the awards dinner. Out of the four winners, an overall independent winner will be chosen and will receive the award on stage at the dinner. The Gold Award winners are: 

Independent Bakery Sandwich Retailer

  • Real Patisserie; 34 St George's Road, Kemp Town, Brighton.

Independent Café Sandwich Retailer

  • Mimosa; 16 Half Moon Lane, London
  • Highly Commended: Caffeine Drip; Melville Place, Edinburgh

Best New Independent

  • Apres Food Company; St Johns Street, London

Independent Sandwich Shop

  • Dene’s Deli; 244 Jesmond Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 
  • Highly Commended: Magic Wrap; Cardiff Students' Union, Senghenydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff

The Sammies 2017 will be held in the Westbourne Suite, at the Lancaster London hotel on 11th May, with the pre-dinner drinks reception held in the Nine Kings Suite. Be sure to book your place!