County and National Awards…

Having secured our Quality Award last year we realised the benefit of having targets – it keeps us focused on getting things right and on making improvements!

Today we have been shortlisted – one of only three – in the “Best Newcomer” category of the UK annual Fish and Chip awards.  Apparently the calibre of applicants was outstanding!  I am SO proud of our whole team. As well as a very detailed application form the judging is based on a “mystery shop” and unannounced visit (which coincided with the unannounced Environmental Health Officer’s inspection!) which must have gone better than it felt!

The judging of the final three (the others are in Keighley and Cleveland) takes place over the next month or so, with more mystery visits… The National Fish and Chip Awards Press Release is here.

On the screen at the awards ceremony

On the screen at the awards ceremony

Last month we were at the Cumberland News Business Awards gala dinner – a grand night out where Shap Chippy was a finalist in the Best New Business category.  We had to settle for being a runner up on what was a great occasion!