Unique Seafood are delighted to have been nominated as a finalist in the Seafood Supplier of the Year, The Food Awards London. A big "Thank you" to the judges for this prestigious accolade; looking forward to seeing many of our friends at the awards ceremony on the 20 March.
From 24 December 2016 Unique Seafood Ltd and Unique Seafood Pelagic Ltd are moving offices. Our new address will be:
2 Floor, Grabex Business Centre
Murray Road, Orpington
15 April 2016
The sourcing and supply chain agreement between Unique Seafood and JJ Food Service was mentioned in a report by the Publicans Morning Advertiser after The Sunday Times top 100 private companies league table ranks JJ Food service 70th following annual profit growth of 66.38%.
31 March 2016
Unique Seafood is delighted to have won The Seafood Supplier of the Year award at the Food Awards London 2016 event held on 29 March at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London.
Unique Seafood was one of ten nominated seafood distributors in the event. Martin Brown, Unique Seafood Sales Director said, "Winning this Award is a great honour for Unique Seafood. We will treasure the accolade and it will spur us on to continue in our mission to provide top quality, sustainable seafood direct from our partner vessels in volumes to meet the appetites of our customers."
18 February 2016
Unique Seafood has merged its London depot with JJ Food Service Ltd's distribution and from 24 Feb 2016 Unique's online ordering for customers served by our London (Thamesmead) depot will cease.
If you are in Wales, West of England, the Midlands and South West please continue to order online for distribution from our Cricklade depot. Customers can of course still order by telephone during normal office hours on 0203 260 3580 as always.
East of England customers will still be able to order online and by calling Unique Seafood East Depot at Mildenhall 01638 718888.
1 February 2016
National wholesaler JJ Food Service Ltd and Unique Seafood Ltd are pleased to announce a sourcing and supply chain agreement whereby Unique Seafood’s foodservice distribution London depot and Southwest depot will be merged into the JJ distribution network.
Managing director of JJ Mustafa Kiamil said, “Working with Unique Seafood will enable us to secure a consistent, reliable supply of high-quality, competitively-priced fish for our customers”.
Unique Seafood CEO, Harald Nissen, said, “With eight UK branches and three more scheduled to open in 2016, JJ’s national coverage continues to grow. Combining their expertise in distribution with our knowledge of the fish market will benefit everyone involved.”
JJ Food Service first launched its range of products for the fish and chip market in 2015 and has continued to expand its range to cover the full shopping basket. “This latest investment further demonstrates our intention to become a major player in the fish and chip market,” added Mustafa Kiamil.
19 November 2015
Three of the UK's leading fish and chip businesses have been shortlisted as finalists in the Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award as part of the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish and sponsored by Unique Seafood.
The three finalists - FishnChickn (with 35 establishments* across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire and Hertfordshire); Harlees (with outlets in Amesbury, Corfe Mullen, Ferndown, Herston, Poole Quay, Verwood, Parade Swanage and Salisbury) and Seniors Fish and Chips (operating in Bispham, Blackpool, Lytham and Thornton) - have been ‘fried and tested' coming out on top as the ultimate fish frying groups. They will now complete against each other in the race to bag the top accolade and become the UK's best multiple fish and chip operator.
The shortlisted businesses have been assessed across their whole business operation on a variety of criteria including the responsible sourcing policies of raw ingredients, outlet appearance and facilities, menu development and innovation, customer satisfaction monitoring, staff development and training programmes, marketing and promotional activity and the adherence to dietary requirements.
Finalists will receive further mystery shopping assessments by industry experts to ascertain the quality of the fish and chips on offer and the levels of customer service provided by staff, to determine who will be announced as overall winner at the awards ceremony in London in January 2016.
Sponsored by Unique Seafood Limited, the Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award recognises and celebrates the best fish and chip businesses with three or more premises in the UK.
Award sponsor Martin Brown, Director of Retail and Distribution of Unique Seafood Limited, commented: "We're once again very proud to sponsor the Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award. Now in its seventh year, the award has become an excellent vehicle for ensuring that businesses strive to maintain high standards across multiple locations.
"The standard of entrants increase year on year, it's encouraging to witness fish and chip businesses paying more attention to the topic of sustainability as well as offering great value and choice. I would like to thank all the entrants and congratulate the three finalists, they should be very proud of their hard work and commitment."
Mel Groundsell, Corporate Relations Director of Seafish, said: "The National Fish & Chip Awards showcase a diverse range of award categories that cater for every aspect of running a successful business, including the maintenance of high standards across multiple outlet establishments.
"Running three or more premises is a very demanding task that requires an efficient systematic approach and a high level of commitment. The finalists showcased all of these qualities and their determination to succeed has definitely paid off. I wish them the best of luck in the final round of judging – I look forward to seeing who will take the crown at the awards ceremony."
Culminating in an awards ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel on 20 January 2016, The National Fish & Chip Awards are recognised as one of the most prominent and respected seafood industry events in the UK. Widely considered as the ‘Oscars' of the fish frying industry, they celebrate the great British tradition of fish and chips, recognising the best talent, quality and choice offered by fish and chip businesses.
left to right: Douglas, Lee, Brian, Frazer, Alex, Josh, Niklas, Harald and Claude.
14 October 2014
A team of Unique Seafood's adrenalin junkies have just taken part in a thrill-packed full day of paintballing. Just another day in the office hitting targets then!
13 October 2014
Thanks to all that met us yesterday at Fish Frying Fast Food Show. It was great to meet you and we look forward to supplying MSC certified Cod and Haddock
10 October 2014
The latest addition to our fleet has taken to the road to meet customer demand for superb quality, healthgiving Unique Seafood
Unique Seafood's team have just returned from a busy time at Seafood Expo in Brussels. Attending as part of the SperreFish stand demonstrates Unique Seafood's position as a complete supply chain solution, from net to delivery.
Customers can depend on Unique for consistent quality and quantity, with known provenance Cod and Haddock from the MSC approved cold clear waters of the Barents Sea. The time lapse video below shows buyers' appetites for Unique Seafood and SperreFish seafood quality:
Unique Seafood's Alan Butt and Doug Watts are meeting a steady stream of visitors at The Expo West Cornwall Show, the catering, hospitality, food and drink show for the South West which continues today and tomorrow 5 & 6 March 2014 at Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE
Great interest is being shown by fish friers, takeaway owners, hoteliers and restuarateurs for Unique Seafood's MSC approved source IQF Cod and Haddock which is already a huge success across the region.
Meet Alan and Doug from Unique Seafood on Stand H33a or call 0203 260 3580
Our IQF Cod and Haddock bites delivered direct to your door are the perfect portion and fillet for popular size fish and chip meals.
The succulent, bite-sized chunks of MSC certified, IQF Cod and Haddock have a deep even thickness and are supplied as prime and standard cut providing a nutritious, cost-effective and flexible serving option to serve as you want, from a child's meal to a feast!
Our Cod and Haddock bites are skinless and boneless and are available in 10Kg packs – and your customers will love them!
Contact us for direct supplies - 0203 260 3580
Brent Bedford managing director of Unique Seafood Pelagic Ltd. has just returned from the Conxemar Seafood Show in Vigo North West Spain http://www.conxemar.com/
"The directors and management here at Unique Seafood believe it is of upmost importance to maintain our personal relationships with our suppliers from every corner of the globe. Visiting seafood exhibitions such as Conxemar enables us to meet our suppliers face to face to discuss global market conditions and issues affecting the industry.
This personal approach helps us to ensure the on-going continuity of quality products that we can offer to our ever expanding customer base"
Our top quality Haddock and Cod Loin provides a deep even thickness of fish that your customers will love.
For direct supply call Unique Seafood - 0203 260 3580
Leigh Foster, Lee Taylor, Sarah Taylor and Adele Kilpatrick of Pantrinis, Whitley Bay, winners of the Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award at The National Fish & Chip Awards 2013, organised by Seafish, the authority on seafood, with Martin Brown (R), Director of Retail and Distribution at award sponsors Unique Seafood Limited and Rory Bremner (L).
Pantrini's, the fish and chip shop chain in Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear celebrated winning a national award as part of the National Fish & Chip Awards 2013 organised by Seafish, the authority on seafood.
The fish and chip shops won the 'Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award,' sponsored by Unique Seafood Limited, having gone through a gruelling judging process. All areas of business were under scrutiny; from head office level to shop level, with judges taking into account the standard of customer service, marketing and promotional activity, responsible sourcing of ingredients, general business practices and commercial awareness.
Sarah Taylor, director of Pantrinis said: "We're over the moon to have won the Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award and it means a great deal to everyone who works with us.
"It's great to be recognised for our efforts as it's always a challenge opening a new unit and expanding our operations, however this award gives a confidence boost and lets us know we're on the right track."
Paul Williams, Chief Executive of Seafish said: "The standard of entrants was incredibly high and it took the judges a considerable time deliberating over who the overall winner would be.
"Pantrini's bagged the top spot as they demonstrated a fantastic understanding of the importance of crucial business elements, from head office to shop level, and across all their outlets. As such, their customers can benefit from the efforts of the entire team when enjoying their great tasting fish and chips."
Martin Brown, of Unique Seafood Limited said: "Pantrini's is a great example to the industry, as maintaining high standards across a number of units is never easy."
The National Fish & Chip Awards, now in their 25 year, are the most prestigious event for anyone involved in sourcing, producing and selling Britain's most iconic dish.