This year’s annual British Sandwich Industry Awards are taking place on 15 May at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The Sammies feature 12 different awards, including four sub-categories for British Sandwich Designer of the Year. Other awards include Bakery Sandwich Shop, Independent Sandwich Bar and New Sandwich of the Year. Around £5 billion is spent on approximately 2.7 billion commercially-made sandwiches a year, in an industry that employs over 300,000 people in the UK. The awards seek to recognise those who have excelled in their field, rewarding the independent retailer as well as large scale operations.