Britain’s Best Cafe Crowned by SIG Roofing

CAMBRIDGE, England, November 23, 2016

A three-month competition involving 120 SIG Roofing branches, 500 cafes from across Britain and more than 25,000 public votes came to a rousing conclusion in London on Tuesday 22nd November when the Super Sausage Cafe from Potterspury was declared Britain’s Best Cafe.

Andrew Wakelin, Managing Director of SIG Roofing hosted the presentation lunch at the famous Chiswell Street Brewery and welcomed everyone on behalf of the company.

Andrew offered his thanks and congratulations to all those who played their part in the highly successful competition, which was organised to recognize and celebrate the relationship between the local SIG Roofing’s branches, its customers, the cafes and the local community – where they all enjoy great food and company.

Guests at the lunch included the competition’s Regional Winners – from the local cafes who keep their communities and SIG Roofing customers well fed and ready for the day’s work. During the awards lunch Andrew reflected on the fact that cafes or coffee houses, as they were originally called, dated back to the start of the 18th century and that despite all the changes in eating and drinking habits over the years had continually adapted to the times.

He then went on to present the competition’s Regional Winners with their awards, congratulating each of them for their achievements.

Finally, with tension mounting, the National Winner was announced and the jubilant team from the Super Sausage Cafe stepped up to take their trophy and the prize of a four-night trip to New York City, as Britain’s Best Cafe.

Reviewing the success of the competition SIG Roofing’s Marketing Manager, Janine Brady, paid tribute to the cafes up and down the country that had entered and to their customers for voting in such large numbers.

“It’s been a real pleasure to hear from so many cafe owners and their customers. To be able to see first-hand the enthusiasm for what they do and the huge diversity of sizes, styles and character of our nation’s cafes. The competition has been a great way to get media attention focused on the local cafes and the much-loved role they play in their local communities. Thank you to those cafes that entered and well done to you all!”