SIMPSONS Fish & Chips are delighted to announce they have been named the best Independent Takeaway Fish & Chip Shop in England. The family run business were also crowned winner of the Field to Fryer Award.
Simpsons took a strong 2nd place in the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year award, loosing closely only to Frankie’s Fish & Chips in Brae, Shetland, Scotland.
Simpsons Co-Founder James Ritchie said: “These awards are the Oscars of the fish and chip world and we’re absolutely over the moon to be recognised amongst such great company. The evening was such a fantastic night out and a great chance to ditch the hairnets and headscarves and put on our best clobber – although the signature red lipstick was still firmly in place for the girls!
Each year we strive to better ourselves and bring our customers only the very best, so for us we cannot thank them enough for their continued support – without them we wouldn’t be here!”
The announcement was made at a glamorous award ceremony held at the Lancaster London Hotel and was hosted by Radio 2 Presenter, Nigel Barden. The entire Simpson family attended the prestigious ceremony along with members of the Simpsons team.
Crowned the best in the region, Simpsons’ fought off tough competition from 9 other finalists from across the UK to take second place in the Independent Takeaway of the Year category.
Selected from 3 finalists in the Field to Fryer category Simpsons took home this award for their passion for potatoes. Simpsons came out on top during judging of seasonal variety selection, storage facilities, preparation and frying process.
One of the toughest annual food competitions, The 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards involved a gruelling judging process, which took place over the last few months. This climaxed with a ‘Dragons Den’ style presentation to a panel of top industry experts including representatives from Seafish, the Potato Council, The Caterer, MSC and the Craft Guild of Chefs and more.
Now in their 27th year, The National Fish & Chip Awards are recognised as one of the most prominent seafood industry events in the UK. Organised by Seafish, the UKs authority on seafood, the awards recognise outstanding people and businesses performing at the top of their game.
For more information about Simpsons Fish and Chips, visit www.simpsonsfishandchips.com