Finalists for a new category at this year's National Fish & Chip Awards 2013, hosted by Seafish, have been announced.
The Quality Award ‘Champion' is a newly created accolade, as part of the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) Fish & Chip Quality Award scheme which was launched in January 2011.
The three finalists in the new category are: Harbour Lights, Falmouth; Platten's, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk and The Chippy, Antrim.
Denise Dodd, general secretary of the NFFF said: "The response to the competition was excellent and we have so many shops to thank for sending in their entries.
"Just about every entrant told us that passing the assessment gave a morale boost to their staff and that the quality of their service and turnover increased dramatically.
Paul Williams, CEO of Seafish said, "It's great to have so many quality fish and chip shops in the UK today, each striving to improve the industry through a number of different initiatives and ensuring that our national dish, fish and chips, will be enjoyed for generations to come."
The National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony will be held on the 24 January 2013 at the Lancaster London Hotel.
The NFFF awards scheme is designed to acknowledge those who continue to raise the standards of the nation's fish and chip shops, rewarding the operators that achieve the perfect balance between good quality products, clean hygienic premises, high standards of appearance and highly trained and competent managers and staff.
By Lisa Jenkins
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