Top UK fryers to speak at Women in Fish & Chips

Leading female fish and chip shop owners are confirmed speakers at our up-coming Women in Fish and Chips conference on January 13th 2020.

The event is taking place in central Birmingham and is offering best practice tips from industry leaders, including the UK’s no.1 shop, Krispies.

Kelly Barnes (pictured below, centre), Joint owner of the Exmouth-based shop overcame great hurdles to help her business to become the UK’s leading shop – she will be reveal her top tips on ‘How to Win in Fish and Chips’ on the day.

Other early-confirmed speakers include Caroline Murphy (pictured below, left), Director of the Wetherby Whaler, one of Yorkshire’s most recognised brands with five award-winning branches.

Caroline will share her experiences in opening and growing successful shops in her presentation ‘How to Grow Your Business‘.

Social media-savvy Lesley Graves, co-owner of Burton Road Chippy in Lincoln will reveal how shops can grow their press and PR coverage.

Lesley (pictured above, right) has been in the industry for more than 30 years, running several fish and chips shops in and around Lincoln.

Her activity on social media has helped her to develop key contacts within the media and press, resulting in TV appearances as well as radio and press coverage.

The guest speaker of the day is Sarah Heward, joint owner of The Real Food Café in Tyndrum.

Sarah Heward will reveal how she went from being almost bankrupt to achieving a turnover of more than £1.5 million for her Tyndrum fish and chip diner

Sarah has gone from being almost bankrupt to achieving a turnover of more than £1.5 million after quitting the London rat race to pursue her dream of opening her own fish and chips diner.

Group General Manager for JJ Foodservice, Terry Larkin, said: “We are very excited about our first event and hope that our programme will help to deliver top business tips from the industry’s best shops.” 

Register here for more details.


About Women in Fish and Chips

WIFC is a free event owned and organised by JJ Foodservice for female fish and chip shop owners and aspiring managers. The event is designed to help businesses to connect with other successful shops, grow their business networks and learn about new products. Event topics are tailored around market insight, staff attraction and retention, leadership, marketing and more. The first event is taking place on Monday 13th January 2020 in Birmingham. 

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