I was honoured to be invited to a surprise party for Richard Ord, owner of Colman’s of South Shields. It was to mark Richards 50th anniversary in fish and chips and was held at Colman’s Seafood Temple

Me presenting Richard with a decanter on behalf of the National Federation of Fish Friers

As part of my role as President of the NFFF I was delighted to present Richard with a small token of the regard we hold him in.

Richard Cutting His Cakes

Around 150 of my industry friends descended on South Shields in radio silence to keep the party a secret.

Richard and Frances Ord

The drinks were flowing as the fish and chip gang (and especially Richard Jnr) know how to throw a party!

The amazing Colman’s Seafood Temple

Richard is one of if not the most influential in the business. He has been at the top of the industry for many years and it is a privilege to call the Ord’s friends.

Simon Walsh of Longsands in Tynemouth helping the bar staff out

If you are in the Northeast this place is a must visit!

The Temple