Reasons to enter - The 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards

Increase your turnover

Motivate your staff

Benchmark your business

Fantastic PR opportunities

Variety of award categories to enter

Free to enter

Celebrating the great tradition of fish and chips, the annual National Fish & Chip Awards showcase the best talent, quality and choice offered by fish and chip businesses across the UK. Rewarding excellence, the awards also put successful businesses on the map, via regional and national media coverage. Now in their 31st successful year, and recognised as one of the most prominent and respected seafood industry events in the UK, the awards have come to be regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the fish and chips world.

Established in 1988, the awards, overseen by Seafish, continue to support the wider fish and chip industry by:

Rewarding individual excellence in a range of different award categories.

Playing a role in raising quality standards and providing a benchmark for all fish and chip businesses to aspire to.

Providing a robust platform from which to undertake a wide variety of media activity promoting the fish and chip sector and its many diverse facets, and to encourage the continued consumption of fish and chips amongst both the UK population and visitors to the country.

Entering the awards can also add excitement in motivating staff to be the best.

Entering the awards is easy and the accolade of being judged one of the best fish and chip businesses in the UK can have an enormous impact on business performance.

Media activity undertaken by Seafish in relation to the awards generates fantastic publicity for both participating businesses and the wider fish and chip sector.

Across the award categories, various judging rounds culminate at a prestigious awards ceremony in London in January where all the award winners are announced.


The accolade of being shortlisted in the awards can have an enormous impact on business – previous Regional winners’ of the flagship Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award category have seen their turnover increase by up to 50% and some past National winners have seen their turnover increase by as much as 100%!

However, at every stage of the awards there are fantastic local PR and marketing opportunities for businesses just by being part of the awards.


In a number of award categories, shortlisted businesses also have the opportunity to join various all- expenses-paid industry study trip visits, providing the opportunity to learn more about where our seafood comes from. Previous visits have included trips to destinations including Norway and northeast Scotland.


Read more on how entering the awards has made the world of difference to business owners at www.

Kingfisher Fish and Chips of Plymouth, Devon - Winners of the 2017 Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award.

“2017 was a fantastic year for us as national winners of the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award. Winning the title provided us with many new and exciting opportunities, including being invited to Japan to showcase award-winning fish and chips to Japanese consumers. It has been an honour to represent Seafish and the National Fish & Chip Awards on a global scale.”

Nikki Mutton and Craig Maw, Kingfisher Fish and Chips

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