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Kelly Barnes of Krispies to chair Women in Fish and Chips

The owner of Krispies in Exmouth, Kelly Barnes, will be chairing this year’s Women in Fish and Chips (WiFC) conference, taking place on February 28th in Birmingham.

Kelly will join the line-up of successful shop owners and industry experts to discuss how to ‘Build Better Businesses and Teams’ at the event organised by JJ Foodservice.

Serving fish and chips for more than 20 years, Kelly’s shop has won numerous national and local awards, including being crowned Best Fish & Chip Shop in the UK in 2019.

Elit Rowland, head of communications at JJ Foodservice, said, “Kelly is a great addition to our line up – she’s extremely motivating and has a great story.”

Taking place in Birmingham, topics planned for the day include recruitment and retention, future food trends and how to make fish and chips more attractive to the next generation.

Commenting on her involvement, Kelly said: “We’re all facing the similar challenges right now with rising food and energy costs, not to mention skills shortages. It’s great to come together with other like-minded shop owners, in a friendly environment, where we can share ideas.”

Speakers include Kaylee Herbert, director of Harlees Fish & Chips, Nick Miller, co-owner of Millers of Haxby, and Loren Hiller, commercial manager for the MSC. Click here for the full line up of confirmed speakers and themes.

Register for the event here. Or email

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