I have been in the fish and chip industry almost 20 years full time and I have met some fantastic people and had some amazing experiences. Today has really caught me off guard and I am still stunned to have received this award at the National Fish and Chip Awards.
Around a hundred of my peers were asked who in the industry they felt had contributed the most to help the fish and chip industry and I am humbled by the thought that they felt I deserved this accolade. This Award has been given to many legends in the fish and chip industry and i am lucky enough to call there people my friends.
I have been joking that I can retire from my industry role now, but I have many more projects in the pipeline an intend to continue trying help keep the nations favourite meal in that number one spot.
I was also on the Judging Panel of the Independent takeaway category, the main category in the awards. Congratulations to Tim and Kelly Barnes from Krispies in Exmouth who have won the coveted title.
Congratulations must also go to the winner of the NFFF Quality Award Champion Award, Blacks of Halton, It was a pleasure to crown them champions!.
I have been in fish and chips for 21 years and currently hold the position on President of the National Federation of Fish Friers