A free range pork sausage made by Frank Parker butchers has been named the BPEX Foodservice Sausage of the Year 2014.
It triumphed over 15 other finalists in the competition, drawn from three finalists in categories including traditional pork sausage, speciality pork sausage, best export sausage, best Innovative pork sausage and best hot dog.
The winner had been entered by Nuneaton-based Frank Parker butchers in the traditional pork sausage category.
Butcher George Parker said: "We are over the moon to have won the overall champion title.
"We have been making our free range sausage for around three and a half years and have worked hard to perfect the recipe. Available in restaurants and also sold in our butcher's shop, it regularly receives great feedback on its flavour and texture so we hoped it would do well in the competition. To win the hotly contested Overall Champion title confirms that we are doing things right and that's very reassuring."
The competition marks the starts this year's British Sausage Week (3-9 November), which celebrates the nation's love of the great British banger.
The full BPEX Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year 2014 results:
OVERALL CHAMPION: Frank Parker Butchers, Free range pork sausage
Category 1 - Traditional Pork Sausage Category
Winner: Frank Parker Butchers, Free range pork sausage
Second Place: A Turner and Sons , Best of British
Third Place: Owen Taylor and Sons, Country Herb special sausage
Category 2 - Speciality Pork Sausage Category
Winner: York House Meat Products, Pork with stilton, onion, chutney and fresh rocket
Second Place: A Turner and Sons, Dragons fury hot chilli
Third Place: JC Rook and Sons, Pork, chilli and mango sausage
Category 3 - Innovative Pork Sausage Category
Winner: Franconian Sausage Company, Hot smoked Londoner sausage
Second Place: Rothbury Family Butchers, The three kings sausage
Third Place: Groovy Foods, The sasquatch
Category 4 - Best Export Pork sausage Category
Winner: Graham White & Co, Director's sausage
Second Place: Welsh Sausage Co, Pork sausage
Third Place: Westaway Sausages, Old English pork sausage
Category 5 - Best Hot Dog Category
Winner: Broadoak Farm Sausage Company, Smoked hot dog
Second Place: Aubrey Allen, Maple cured gammon, maple syrup, chipotle chilli with smoked paprika and fennel hot dog
Third Place: Tulip, Smokey red hot dog