The winners of the British Sandwich Industry Awards, the Sammies, were announced at a ceremony at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on 15 May.

Among the winners was Fred de Luca, the American founder of the Subway chain, who was honoured with The British Sandwich Industry Award for the success of his international chain, opening 1198 shops over the last few years.

Morrisons won Sandwich Retail Multiple of the Year, Melton Foods took the prize for BSA Sandwich Manufacturer of the Year, whilst Marks & Spencer Simply Food won the award for En Route Sandwich Retailer of the Year.

Other winners include Paul, Bedford Street, London as Bakery Sandwich Shop of the Year and Coffee Bar Sandwich Retailer was scooped by Costa.

The Sammies, launched 13 years ago, were attended by around 580 guests from retailing and manufacturing, and judged by an independent panel of judges from the industry.