Fish & Chip Awards 2015: Winners Announced!

On Tuesday 20th January 2015, the build up to the most important date of the year for the Fish & Chip world reached it's peak as the winners of The National Fish and Chip Awards 2015 were announced.
The prestigious event was hosted by Nigel Barden, voice of food and drink reason on BBC Radio 2, who did a spectacular job at the finale to nearly a years worth of entries, shortlisting and judging. With over 14 awards up for grabs including Young Fish Frier of the Year, Marketing Innovation Award and the coveted Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year, Friars Pride made sure to keep fellow 'tweeters' up to date with a live feed via our Twitter page.

As an official sponsor of the National Fish & Chip Awards, Friars Pride would like to congratulate all winners and finalists!

The full list of winners are listed below

Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award

National Winner: Frankie's Fish & Chips -
2nd Place National: Simpsons Fish & Chips -
3rd Place National: Papa's Barn -

Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award - Regional Winners

Scotland - Frankie's Fish & Chips
Region: Wales - Penaluna's Famous Fish & Chips
Northern Ireland - FishCity
North East England - Mister C's
North West England - Papa's Fish & Chips
Midlands - Simpsons Fish & Chips
Eastern England - Burton Road Chippy
London & South East England - Papa's Barn
Central & South England - Broughton Fish & Chips
South & West England - Harbourside Fish & Chips

Frymax Best Newcomer Award

National Winner: Shap Chippy

Other Finalists:
Old Time FisheriesPelican Jacks

MSC & MCS ‘Good Catch’ – The Sustainable Seafood Award

National Winner: Frankie’s Fish & Chips
Other Finalists:
Kingfisher Fish & Chips
Olley’s Fish Experience

Lo-Salt Healthy Eating 'Fish and Chips' Award

National Winner: Towngate Fisheries
Other Finalists:
Harbourside Fish & Chips

Isle of Ely From Field to Frier Award

National Winner: Simpsons Fish & Chips
Other Finalists:
Kingfisher Fish & Chips
Moore’s Fish & Chips

The Q Partnership Marketing Innovation Award

National Winner: Poppies Fish and Chips Restaurant & Takeaway
Other Finalists:
Frankie’s Fish & Chips
Hennighan's Top Shop

Goldensheaf Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award

National Winner: Burton Road Chippy
Other Finalists:
Fylde Fish Bar
Papa's Barn
Simpsons Fish & Chips

Blakemans Staff Training and Development Award

National Winner: Burton Road Chippy
Other Finalists: 

The Frying Squad
Top Gun Fish & Chip Shop

Best Seasonal Fish and Chip Operator Award

National Winner: Dodson’s Fresh Catch
Other Finalists:
StarChip Enterprise
The Jolly Fryer

The Great 'Fish & Chip' School Lunch Award

National Winner: Holy Trinity Primary School
Other Finalists:
Cambridge Regional College
Venerable Edward Morgan School

Community Contribution Award

National Winner: RockFish
Other Finalists:
Alf’s Fish and Chips

Best Multiple Foodservice Operator Award

National Winner: Greene King with Flame Grill
Other Finalists:
Garfunkels Restaurants
Wm Morrisons PLC

Best Multiple Operator Award

National Winner: Rockfish
Other Finalists:
John Dory’s Traditional Fish & Chips
The Good Catch Fish & Chips

NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award ‘Champion’Award

National Winner: Kingfisher Fish & Chips
Other Finalists:
The Chippy
Burton Road Chippy

Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Competition

National Winner: Rachel Tweedale - The Elite Fish & Chip Company
Other Finalists:
Kat Deuchars - John Dory’s Traditional Fish and Chips
Amy Grimwood - Mister C’s
Ryan Hughes - The Crispy Cod Fish Bar
James Hulston - Our Plaice
Jonathan Leech - Garstang Fish & Chips

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