Birthday Honours List gong for owner of top Shetland chippy
Article Date: 2016-06-13
The owner of Frankie’s Fish & Chips, the UK^s No.1 chippy in 2015, has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Valerie Johnson said she was surprised and delighted to have won recognition for her services to the food and drink industry in Shetland.
"I^m pleased, not for myself but for all the staff who have made Frankie^s the success it has become," she said.
"I hope the award is also recognition of the fantastic work done by the fish catching and shellfish industries in Shetland – without the supreme quality of sustainableseafood they produce we would not have been able to achieve what we have with Frankie^s.
"It also reflects well on thecommunity herein Shetland whichhas been fantastically supportive of what we have done, not only with the shop but when it comes to the charity and other events that we have been involved in over the years."
Frankie^s, which is located in the village of Brae, Shetland, opened in September 2008 and in 2015 was named the top shop in the UK in the National Fish & Chip Awards.
The shop also won the Good Catch Award in recognition of its approach to sustainability – 98 per cent of the fish and shellfish sold in the shop come from Marine Stewardship Council accredited stocks.