Blakeman^s welcomes Frankie^s Fish and Chips
Article Date: 2013-06-26
James T. Blakeman & Co (Blakeman’s) extended a warm welcome to Frankie’s Fish and Chips, winners of the 2013 Staff Training and Development Award at The National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.
Phil Blakeman, managing director of Blakeman’s, a leading UK manufacturer of sausage and meat products and sponsors of the Staff Training and Development Award, invited Valerie Johnson and John Gold, owner and manager of Frankie’s Fish and Chips in Brae, Shetland, to be his special guests on an exclusive tour of the Staffordshire site and to meet staff.
The Staff Training and Development Award is a prestigious award category open to fish and chip businesses that demonstrate exceptional levels of staff training and are committed to developing talent throughout the entire organisation.
Blakeman’s are long-time supporters of the award and this will be the seventh consecutive year that they have sponsored this award. The Staff Training and Development Award has become a highly respected award category and sets the standard for the rest of the sector, ensuring high standards and quality are maintained.
Seafish, organisers of The National Fish & Chip Awards, are encouraging UK fish and chip shops that provide staff with excellent training and development opportunities to submit their award entries before the deadline on 19 July 2013. Full details of the 2014 awards and downloadable entry forms are available at www.fishandchipawards.com
John Gold, manager of Frankie’s Fish and Chips said: “Since winning a clutch of awards including Staff Training and Development, our business has been firmly put on the UK map and we’ve had customers travel from far and wide to sample our product. It was a great experience meeting the Blakeman’s team and being shown around the site. Since winning the award, we’ve met a great deal of industry contacts who have given us fantastic insight and invaluable advice.
“Winning the Staff Training and Development Award was a huge achievement and showed the industry what we already knew; Frankie’s is a fantastic team.”
Phil Blakeman, managing director of Blakeman’s said: “We invest a great deal of resources into staff training and development as we want our employees to know how important they are to the company and it offers them the chance to develop their own skills and talents.
“When businesses invest in training and support their employees, they reap the awards of motivated and dedicated staff. We are lucky to have great employees at Blakeman’s, some of who have worked with us for 30 years.”
The National Fish & Chip Awards, celebrating 26 years of the UK’ best fish and chips businesses and is recognised as one of the most prominent and respected seafood industry events with over 1,000 entrants taking part in 2013.
Full details of the 2014 awards and downloadable entry forms are available at www.fishandchipawards.com