NEW fish and chip event to support female managers

We are launching Women in Fish and Chips (WiFC) to help female managers connect with other successful operators and grow their business networks.

Congratulations to our Graphic Designer Gulen for designing our Official WiFC logo!

The event will be held on Monday 13th January from 10am at The Studio, 7 Cannon St. B2 5EP.

“We care passionately about the fish and chip shop sector and want to provide all the support we can to ensure our customers succeed,” said Group General Manager for JJ Foodservice, Terry Larkin.

The event will provide a “friendly, informal network for like-minded women to meet and connect, helping individuals to thrive on both a personal and professional level,” he added.

The line up of inspiring speakers includes Sarah Heward, owner of The Real Food Cafe (Tyndrum) which went from being almost bankrupt to a turnover of in excess of £1.5 million

According to our recent survey, 74% of female shop owners said they would like to meet other successful people running fish and chip shops. 64% would like to build their business networks and connections.

62% said they would like to have support with managing staffing issues and 57% would like the opportunity to sample new products.

43% said they need help to balance work and home life better.

Proposed event chairperson, Nikki Hawkins, Trade Events Manager at the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) said: “I have been working in the seafood industry for 18 years. I’m delighted to be involved in an event that spotlights and celebrates women in our industry.”

JJ Foodservice supplies thousands of fish and chip shops in the UK across 11 MSC-certified branches. We are proud sponsors of the National Fish and Chip Awards and members of the National Federation of Fish Friers. We sell a wide range of fish and seafood products, including IQF, Line-Caught and Frozen at Sea options, all sustainably priced, for collection or delivery.

WiFC is free-of-charge event for shop owners and staff. Tickets for suppliers cost £150 + VAT. Register your interested for the event here

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