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NFFF thanks AGM and Banquet & Ball sponsors

Article Date: 2013-05-15


As many of you will know, the NFFF Centenary AGM and Banquet & Ball will take place at the glitzy Midland Hotel in Manchester on Sunday 23rd June.

The AGM will start at 12.00 noon and finish at 3.00pm, followed by refreshments. After that it^s party time with the Banquet & Ball, consisting of a drinks reception, live entertainment and a sumptuous four-course banquet.

There have been many companies who have generously supported the NFFF as official sponsors of this great event. We^d like to take this opportunity to thank the following companies: 

Kerry Foodservice 

Goldensheaf, Henry Jones and Dinaclass have over 50 years each of serving the fish & chip shop market and we warmly appreciate the support and direction which the NFFF has given the industry over its 100 years – it is interesting times for everyone in the trade and we look forward to supporting the NFFF over the next 100. 

Elite Shopfitters

As the UK’s number 1 shopfitting specialist within the fish & chip shop and restaurant industry, Elite Shopfitters Leeds are extremely proud & honoured to be sponsoring the AGM in the centenary year of the NFFF.

James T Blakeman & Co Ltd

James T Blakeman & Co Ltd is the home of the famous Supreme Sausage. 

One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of sausage and meat products, the Blakeman family has supplied domestic and export catering and fast food markets for over 50 years.

Middleton Food Products

Middleton Foods are manufacturers of ‘The Nation’s favourite batters’. The family-owned company produces a range of batters, breadings, curries and gravies that are synonymous with quality and consistency in the fish and chip industry. Middleton’s are proud to support the NFFF 100 year anniversary and look forward to continue working with the Federation for many years to come.

VA Whitley & Co Ltd

Throughout their history VA Whitley & Co Ltd have been proud to supply purveyors of the finest fish, chips and mushy peas in the North West of England and North Wales and wish to congratulate the NFFF on attaining their centenary.


Drywite Ltd also celebrates a significant anniversary this year, being 80 years since its original incorporation as the Pioneer Potato Company Ltd in 1933, and is proud to sponsor the National Federation of Fish Friers in their Centenary celebrations as recognition of their extremely long association.


As a key sponsor and associate member, Smales are proud to support the National Federation of Fish Friers and congratulate them on 100 years of service to the industry. Having celebrated our own 75th anniversary in 2012, we look forward to working with the NFFF and continuing to supply sustainably sourced fish to the fish and chip shop sector for many more years to come.


T. Quality is proud to support the NFFF centenary celebrations.

The national fish & chip shop supplier and fast food wholesaler providing a local, efficient, friendly and reliable service. Please contact our sales team who has a wide variety of samples from the full range of products.  

Henry Colbeck

Established in 1893, Henry Colbeck Limited is the oldest independent supplier to fish and chip shops in the United Kingdom and remains a family owned and managed business. As well as fish and chip shops, we also supply independent fast food takeaways, wholesalers and food processors. We’d like to congratulate the NFFF on their successful centenary.

Friars Pride

Friars Pride is an independently run family-owned business with over 40 year’s experience in delivering fats & oils, fish, frozen goods, dried goods to the fish & chip and fast food industry. We care about our customers and share a real passion about the industry we operate in – our motto is ‘putting the pride into food service’.

Morrish Solicitors LLP

Morrish Solicitors LLP are proud to have acted for NFFF for over 30 years and are delighted to be able to support the Federation in celebrating its Centenary. In addition to acting for the Federation, we are also able to provide legal services to members, whether it’s simply writing a will or advising in respect of the purchase of a new business we have the expertise to assist you.


The National Association of Range Manufacturers (NARM) has now been running since before the 1st World War, as an industry body and regulator for all fish friers and British range manufacturers up and down the country. NARM itself has developed a well-recognised name within the industry and it is very prestigious for a British range manufacturer to be associated with this highly recognised name. Current members are Hopkins Ltd, Mallinson’s of Oldham Ltd, Preston & Thomas Ltd and Martyn Edwards Franks Ford Ltd. 

Seafood Scotland

Seafood Scotland has just stepped on-board as a proud sponsor of the National Federation of Fish Friers’ (NFFF) centenary celebrations. The organisation is working with head chef Andre Matter at The Midland Hotel, Manchester, to put MSC Scottish haddock on the menu at the NFFF gala dinner in June.  

Haddock is one of the most important white fish species for the Scottish fishing industry and the fish frier’s trade, and Seafood Scotland thought it fitting to offer it as a fish course for the birthday celebrations.    

The sponsorship is part of a wider programme to support and raise awareness of Scottish MSC haddock amongst the food service sector and fish frier’s trade. 

“Scottish haddock is plentiful, sustainable and high quality, and we are proud to see such an excellent product on the menu at this event,” said Graham Young, head of Seafood Scotland.  



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