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Top shops for staff training revealed

Three fish and chip shops have been recognised for their efforts to invest in their workforce by making the final of the Staff Training and Development Award category at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020.

Fylde Fish Bar in Burscough, Lancashire, Harbour Lights in Falmouth, Cornwall,

and Wetherby Whaler in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, exceeded the judges expectations by providing great staff training opportunities and apprenticeships for their employees - the people who make and serve up the nation’s favourite takeaway.

The winning business will be revealed at the National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony, held in London on 23rd January 2020.

Commenting on the finalists, Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, says: “Supporting new members of staff within fish and chip businesses is essential in ensuring that they continue to thrive. The shortlisted businesses in the Staff Training and Development Award have shown fantastic apprenticeship opportunities, clear staff training programmes and unique ways to help staff to achieve their career goals.

“We’re extremely heartened to see such great staff training and development at the centre of these businesses, and to see them make their mark within the industry. These businesses are a real credit to the industry and we’d like to wish them all huge congratulations on their achievements to date.”

Philip Blakeman, managing director at award sponsor James T. Blakeman & Co, adds: "As a family business with over 60 years' experience, staff training has always been an important part of our success.

"The owners of fish frying establishments cannot overlook the importance of quality training for young staff members. As a proud sponsor of The National Fish & Chip Awards, this category showcases the businesses that are a credit to the industry. We would like to congratulate the finalists in reaching this stage of the competition.”

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