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Article Date: 2016-03-17

James T Blakeman & Co Ltd become the Principal Sponsors of the NFFF President’s Banquet & Ball

The National Federation of Fish Friers are delighted to unveil James T Blakeman & Co Ltd as the Principal Sponsor of the NFFF President’s Banquet & Ball, which takes place on Sunday 25thSeptember 2016 at the Celtic Manor in Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, South Wales.

This year’s premiere event in the trades social calendar, is the NFFF’s 80th AGM and President’s Banquet & Ball. The award winning Celtic Manor is set in 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland in the beautiful Usk Valley. Once again we have a fabulous entertainment package lined up with an evening of fine food, wine and dancing into the early hours.

John Penaluna, NFFF Regional Director for Wales said "We are absolutely delighted to announce James T Blakeman & Co Ltd as the Principal Sponsor of the NFFF President’s Banquet & Ball, having worked closely with James T Blakeman & Co Ltd in the past we believe we can only achieve a night that will be remembered long into the history of the NFFF”

Philip Blakeman, Managing Director of James T Blakeman & Co Ltd, added "James T Blakeman & Co Ltd is the home of the famous Supreme Sausage for the fish and chip industry. Founded by James Blakeman in 1953, a strong focus has always been on quality, this has made us a leading manufacturer in both the UK and export markets.

Being the Principal Sponsor of the 2016 President’s Banquet & Ball underlines our support for the industry. Much like our products, we are looking forward to a supreme night in Wales.”


Tickets are on sale now and are priced at the superb value of £67.50. The price includes everything you’d expect at the NFFF’s event of the year: drinks reception, a mouth-watering four-course meal, evening long entertainment and dancing into the early hours. It is a great opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow fish friers and industry colleagues. Such was last year’s popularity we had a waiting list, so book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets are available now through NFFF Head Office in Meanwood, Leeds. Please telephone 0113 230 7044 or email

Staying the night?

We’ve also negotiated an excellent rate of £90 for single occupancy or £115 for a double room, the rates include breakfast for guests attending this event. These rates only apply until the 31stJuly. Book early to avoid disappointment by calling the reservation team direct on 01633 410 337 quoting ‘National Federation of Fish Friers’ and place your booking today!


Bringing the Family

Children are welcome but cannot attend the NFFF President’s Banquet & Ball and any guests intending on bringing children can arrange for the babysitting service.

They would need to pre book the babysitting service online, please see link below;

The cost is £15.50 per hour from 6.00pm until late. Minimum number of 2 hours for up to three children. Parents are advised to contact the Nanny direct for exact prices.

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