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Newry-based Around Noon wins again at the Sammies

Around Noon chief executive Gareth Chambers, left, and executive chef David Graham celebrate the company's latest successes.
Gareth McKeown

NEWRY-headquartered food-to-go manufacturer, Around Noon has up two national awards in London for new product development.

The growing company, which now employs over 300 people, picked up two awards at the British Sandwich and Food-to-Go Association Awards, known as the Sammies. The firm collected the category award for New Sandwich of the Year – Hot and the overall New Sandwich of the Year award 2018, overcoming tough competition from supermarket retailers including Waitrose and The Co-Op. It is the fifth the company has been successful at the Sammies in just two years.

The winning product, Around Noon's 'Breakfast Toast' includes black pudding, mushrooms, spring onions, goats' cheese, cheddar, bacon and spicy house ketchup on sourdough toast.

Gareth Chambers, CEO of Around Noon, said:

“We're delighted to have one of our new products, the Breakfast Toast sandwich, recognised at The Sammies. This is just one of several new products we have brought to market in the past year with more exciting developments in the pipeline."

"We're focused on growing our customer-base and manufacturing output across the UK and Ireland and are continuing to add new significant companies and brands to our existing customer-base. National awards like The Sammies are an important part of communicating to new and prospective customers the level of innovation and quality we want Around Noon to be synonymous with,” he added.

In April, Around Noon's CEO Gareth Chambers won the Young Business Person of the Year award at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards, while the 33-year-old was also recently announced as one of five Northern Ireland-based entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland awards

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