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UK Sausage Week

Celebrating the great British banger!

UK SAUSAGE WEEK 2018 WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN 29th OCTOBER AND 4th NOVEMBER

Don’t be a silly sausage!

Make the most of UK Sausage Week, download your free poster using the link below.

Why UK Sausage week?

In short UK Sausage Week is here to help boost trade this autumn.

It will take place from 29th October through to 4th November. The event was designed by Meat Management magazine last year to replace the usual autumn British Sausage Week which was not run by AHDB in 2017.

Graham Yandell, publisher of Meat Management magazine, said: “Many in our industry felt the trade should still be supported with a major sausage event and we at Meat Management are ideally placed to provide the infrastructure for promotion and events. Plans are underway once again for a celebratory lunch which will highlight many of Britain’s best sausages, recognising winners from all around the country and of course the overall Supreme UK Champion. Retail butchers, multiple retailers and manufacturers will be recognised and 2017’s successful judging infrastructure is in place again, featuring a large team of industry experts under the direction of chief judge and Liveryman Keith Fisher, the well-known CEO of the Institute of Meat.

“We are continuing to look at interesting ideas to raise the profile of sausages over 2018’s seven day period, with useful content designed to celebrate and promote the UK’s sausages appearing in Meat Management magazine and online.”

What is UK Sausage week?

UK Sausage Week is an annual meat industry campaign designed to help boost trade each autumn.

The initiative was designed by Meat Management magazine.

A variety of events took place throughout the 2017 campaign. Butchers, manufacturers, retailers and associations across the UK hosted their own sausage events, special promotions, competitions and tastings across the week. For a taste of what went on, click here

Companies were able to download an official UK Sausage Week poster to display, as well as a logo to print and use for product labels. We also gathered an extensive selection of sizzling sausage recipes available for use. The recipes can still be downloaded and enjoyed all year round.

This 2017 UK Sausage Week kicked off with a bang (or banger!) with a celebration lunch on 30th October at Plaisterers’ Hall, London, when awards were presented for some of the country’s best sausages.

TV celebrity, Antiques Roadshow expert and 2017 sausage ambassador Eric Knowles presented the 27 winners with their certificates.

The event included the UK Supreme Sausage Champion accolade which was awarded to Kent butcher J C Rook & Sons Ltd for its Battle of Britain Memorial Sausage.

More than 400 different products were entered into the competition and were judged at The Regional Food Academy, Harper Adams University, by Institute of Meat CEO Keith Fisher, Ladies In Pigs and other industry experts.

Chief judge Keith Fisher said: “It’s been one of the best events I can remember and the standard of entries was fantastic. It is really good news that Meat Management magazine stepped in to save Sausage Week.”

A full list of winners can be found here.

UK Sausage week will return between 29th October and 4th November 2018.

Category Guide

Independent Butcher – England

North
North West
North East
West Midlands
East Midlands
South West
South East

Butcher

Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

Best Foodservice Sausage

Best Supermarket/Multiple Retailer Sausage

Best Manufacturer Own Brand Sausage

UK Supreme Sausage Champion

(Awarded based on all entries to decide an overall UK champion).

Entry is free. Companies may enter a maximum of 2 different types of ‘traditional’ and 2 different types of ‘innovative’ sausage.

A special thanks to our 2017 Awards partners

UK Sausage Week partnership packages are now available for 2018, contact Michelle Ingerfield to find out more. Call 01908 613323 or email michelle.i@yandellmedia.com.

A special thanks to our partners
A special thanks to our partners
A special thanks to our partners

OUR CHIEF JUDGE

Keith Fisher

Keith Fisher

CEO of the Institute of Meat

“I think I can speak for many in the trade when I say how pleased I am that UK Sausage Week is taking place this year. Sausages are so important to both our industry and to many millions of consumers and it’s great news that an autumn promotion continues.”

Keith Fisher

Keith Fisher

CEO of the Institute of Meat

“I think I can speak for many in the trade when I say how pleased I am that UK Sausage Week is taking place this year. Sausages are so important to both our industry and to many millions of consumers and it’s great news that an autumn promotion continues.”

OUR AMBASSADOR

Eric Knowles

Eric Knowles

Antiques expert and TV presenter

Eric said he was delighted to be involved with UK Sausage Week. He explained: “People often say to me: ‘I don’t know much about art but I know what I like!’ The same could be said about me and sausages. I wouldn’t claim to be a sausage expert but I certainly know a good one when I’m eating it.”

Eric Knowles

Eric Knowles

Antiques expert and TV presenter

Knowles said he was delighted to be involved with UK Sausage Week. He explained: “People often say to me: ‘I don’t know much about art but I know what I like!’ The same could be said about me and sausages. I wouldn’t claim to be a sausage expert but I certainly know a good one when I’m eating it.”

Plaisterer's Hall
Plaisterer's Hall ready for an event

our venue

Plaisterers’ Hall, London

The venue for UK Sausage Week’s celebration lunch, taking place on 30th October, has been unveiled by organisers YPL Exhibitions & Events.

The event will highlight many of the UK’s best sausages, recognising winners from all around the country as well as an overall UK Supreme Sausage Champion.

Announcing the venue, event organiser Emma Cash commented: “Plaisterers’ Hall is a superb venue and we were very pleased with the setting, food and service when we used the hall for the launch of our FMT Food Industry Awards in 2015.

“I am sure we can look forward to an excellent occasion in one of the city’s most prestigious locations.”

Tickets are now available. Click the button below and fill out our simple form to purchase them.

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