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The Good Catch Win National Award

The Good Catch has today (25 January) been crowned the UK’s best fish and chip business with multiple sites, as part of the 30th anniversary National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

The business, with six establishments across Merseyside, Manchester, Cheshire and Liverpool, scooped the Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award, during a prestigious awards ceremony, which is widely considered as the ‘Oscars’ of the fish and chip world, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

Open to businesses that operate three or more establishments, this award category assesses shops against a wide variety of judging criteria, including responsible sourcing policies, outlet appearance and facilities, menu development and innovation, supplier relationships, marketing and promotional activity and staff development and training. Award judges also made unannounced visits to shop premises to undertake further assessment of business practices in addition to assessing both the quality of the fish and chips on offer and levels of customer service provided.

Commenting on their award win after receiving the distinguished trophy from awards host, Nigel Barden, voice of food and drink on BBC Radio 2, Chris Pittaras, owner of The Good Catch, said: “We operate a family run business and our heritage is firmly embedded in the industry, with our grandfather and father owning and operating their own fish and chip businesses as well. We pride ourselves on our reputation of providing great service and quality, so to be recognised among some of the best in the industry for delivering the highest standards across all of our locations is a real honour.

“We have worked to combine traditional fish and chips with a modern take on customer service, eco friendliness, sustainability and quality, so that residents are proud to have one of our shops in their communities. Our owners, managers and staff live and breathe fish and chips, and this award is a testament to their hard work.”

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, added: “Establishing a brand identity for your fish and chip business is no easy feat. Regular customers will come to expect an excellent standard of service and high-quality dish, so to ensure this experience is replicated flawlessly across a number of establishment’s takes true skill and dedication.

“Juggling the demands of running a successful chain can certainly prove challenging, however The Good Catch has taken this in their stride. Not only do they have incredible determination and ambition, but their passion to succeed is evident across the entire business operation. With each site working at a high standard to provide an exemplary customer experience, it’s apparent that talent is in abundance at The Good Catch. I wish the team every success in their future endeavours.”

Award sponsor Terry Larkin, Group General Manager at JJ Food Service Limited and FOODit, said: “The standard of entrants this year has been extremely high, and we were particularly impressed with the effort to position fish and chips as a healthier option in the booming home delivery market. It is also great to see operators successfully engaging with and working to satisfy customers, while showing commitment to responsible sourcing policies.

“The Good Catch shone throughout the judging process, upholding excellent standards across all their locations.”

For more information visit or follow @FishNChipAwards #FishNChipAwards.

We are very proud to announce that the good catch fish and chip shops have just won a prestigious award in London last night. Held at the Royal Lanchester Gate Hote;l we are delighted to have won ; -

‘Best UK Fish and Chip shop Multiple Operator Award 2018’’.

We are now officially recognized within the industry as the Best UK Multiple Fish and Chip Shops in the UK which is an incredible feet. The National Fish and Chip awards 2018 by Seafish are widely regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry, rewarding excellence and outstanding achievements across a wide range of categories. From Quality to Customer Service the good catch excelled in all areas.

The competition was conducted by Seafish, the seafood authority that champions sustainability. Other officials included NFFF, MSC and various sponsors including V.A. Whitley, Drywite Limited and JJ Food Service.

The Good Catch is a Multi Award Winning group of Top Quality Traditional Fish and Chip Shops. With branches in Liverpool St Johns, Crosby, Freshfield, Litherland, Urmston and Hale in Manchester. We are due to open our 7th Shop in Great Homer Street Market.

A family run business, their Father’s first shop was in 1979 in Toxteth. Brothers Christopher Pittaras, Robert Pittaras and Sisters Alison Mattravers and Michelle Fairclough are now at the rains. Their Father Kipros Pittaras and their Grandfather Christos Pittaras passed on their knowledge and expertise.

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