National Fish & Chip awards 2018 – Have you entered yet?

The National Fish and Chips Awards are open for entry!

Now in it’s 30th successful year, the awards are recognised as one of the most prominent and respected seafood industry events in the UK.

First established in 1988, they continue to support the Fish & Chip industry in many ways.

Entering the awards can be nerve wracking for business owners and staff but it can also be very exciting and a great motivation for everyone involved in the business.

Entering the awards is really easy and being apart of the whole experience is a fantastic way to boost your business with the vast amount of marketing that goes with being involved with such a great event.

Why should you enter the National Fish & Chip awards 2018

Boost to Business
The accolade of being shortlisted in the awards can have an enormous impact on business – previous Regional winners’ of the flagship Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award category have seen their turnover increase by up to 50% and some past National winners have seen their turnover increase by as much as 100%!  At every stage of the awards there are fantastic local PR and marketing opportunities for businesses just by being part of the awards.

Travel and Learn
In a number of award categories, shortlisted businesses also have the opportunity to join various all-expense paid industry study trip visits, providing the opportunity to learn more about where our seafood comes from. Previous visits have included trips to destinations including Norway and north east Scotland.

See how it made a Difference to Past Winners
“2016 was a fantastic year for us as national winners of the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award. Winning the title provided us with many new and exciting opportunities, including being invited to Japan to cook for 10,000 people! It has been an honour to represent Seafish and the National Fish & Chip Awards on a global scale.” James & Bonnie Ritchie, Simpsons of Cheltenham

Award Categories
The National Fish and Chip Awards encompass a variety of different award categories:
Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award
Open to all independent fish and chip businesses with a takeaway facility.
Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award
Open to all independent fish and chip restaurants.
Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator Award
Open to operators of mobile fish and chip businesses.
Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award
Open to fish and chip operators with three or more outlets including franchises.
Best Newcomer Award
Open to fish and chip operators that are new to the industry from 1 May 2015 onwards.
Staff Training and Development Award
Open to all fish and chip businesses.
Best Foodservice Operator Award
Open to all foodservice operators that serve fish and chips but where fish and chips is not their core offering – such as pubs, cafes, department stores, hotels, travel and leisure.
From Field to Frier Award
Open to all fish and chip businesses and rewarding knowledge and promotion of responsible sourcing and sustainability practices.
Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award
Open to all applicants who are aged 25 years or younger as of 31 December 2017.
Marketing Innovation Award
Open to all fish and chip businesses.
Good Catch – The Sustainable Seafood Award
Open to all fish and chip businesses and rewarding knowledge and promotion of responsible sourcing and sustainability practices.
Healthy Eating ‘Fish and Chips’ Award
Open to all fish and chip businesses and rewarding those that excel in educating and informing their customers on healthy choices and the nutritional values of fish and chips.
Schools Award
‘Fish & Chip Friday’ – The School Meal Education Award – Open to entry for independent school catering operators and local council catering departments, and rewarding the serving of healthy fish and chips to school pupils.
NFFF Quality Award ‘Champion’ Award
Open to all current National Federation of Fish Friers Quality Award holders.

HOW TO ENTER
To find out more and submit an online entry, visit www.fishandchipawards.com or for further information e-mail [email protected]
You can also keep up to date with all the latest awards news via https://twitter.com/FishnChipAwards.

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