Leading female fish and chip shop owners have been confirmed to speak at the inaugural Women in Fish and Chips conference, organised by JJ Foodservice.
The event is taking place on January 13th 2020 in central Birmingham and is offering best practice tips from industry leaders, including the UK’s no.1 fish and chip shop, Krispies.
Kelly Barnes, joint owner of the Exmouth-based shop, overcame great hurdles to help her business to become the UK’s leading shop – she will be reveal her top tips on ‘How to Win in Fish and Chips’ on the day.
Other early-confirmed speakers include Caroline Murphy, director of the Wetherby Whaler, one of Yorkshire’s most recognised brands with five award-winning branches.
Caroline will share her experiences in opening and growing successful shops in her presentation 'How to Grow Your Business'.
Social media-savvy Lesley Graves, co-owner of Burton Road Chippy in Lincoln, will reveal how shops can grow their press and PR coverage. Lesley has been in the industry for more than 30 years, running several fish and chips shops in and around Lincoln.
Her activity on social media has helped her to develop key contacts within the media and press, resulting in TV appearances as well as radio and press coverage.
The guest speaker of the day is Sarah Heward, joint owner of The Real Food Café in Tyndrum.
Sarah has gone from being almost bankrupt to achieving a turnover of more than £1.5 million after quitting the London rat race to open her own fish and chips diner.
Group general Manager for JJ Foodservice, Terry Larkin, said: "We are very excited about our first event and hope that our programme will help to deliver top business tips from the industry's best shops."