When the recession started battering Neil Battye’s building business, he decided the time had come to start battering fish instead – particularly as his wife Jo and their respective families had past experience in running fish and chip shops and catering establishments across the country. There’s a secret family recipe for their batter as well, … Read more

We don’t know what Derren Richardson puts on his passport as his profession. Chippie, or chippy owner? He used to work in a fish and chip shop, then became a joiner, and now he’s returned to the business he swore he’d left for good. But this time it’s his own business, and he’s set it … Read more

Steve and Litsa Kyriacou have shown that, even after taking a few years out, the knowhow for running a successful fish and chip shop business never disappears. They proved this when they identified a chippy called Deep Blue at Bradley Stoke in Bristol that wasn’t performing well. They believed it had potential, so twelve months … Read more

190 Degrees West is a good clue as to the geographical location of one of the many fish and chip shops for which we’ve provided our specialist lease financing. It’s the name of a chippie at Sennen in Cornwall, only a couple of miles from Land’s End. Hence the name of the shop. Once again, … Read more

We just love fish and chips at Johnson Reed. And it seems the rest of the nation does as well. A new survey has revealed that 70 per cent of local chippy businesses are stating that turnover is the same as, or increased on, last year. The survey, conducted by CS Marketing Consultants, shows that despite … Read more

Just about as far away from the sea as you can get in this country, a life on the ocean waves is what many people must be wishing for in Dudley, West Midlands. Local couple, Spiros and Maria Bijouri however, have got a step nearer to that dream by opening a new fish and chip … Read more

Johnson Reed is well known for its expertise in catering. In particular, we have quite a track record of supplying fish and chip shop frying ranges. We also know how critical it is to observe lead times when it comes to new build or refurbishment projects. Delays can hurt budgets and cause untold frustrations to … Read more

Here’s another fishy story, this time from Liverpudlian, Banayiotis Zeniou. He’s been up to his ears in fish for many years, latterly importing frozen sushi, till he had a flash of inspiration and decided to open his own fish and chip shop. So, the Fylde Fish Bar, a takeaway and restaurant in Southport, was born. … Read more

We love our fish and chips. And, judging by the number of requests we get to supply frying ranges to these bastions of the catering world, so do you. But not all of our chippie owners are as hungry as others to publicise their businesses to the worldwide web audiences that view our blogs. A … Read more

As a financial ombudsman, Croydon man Stuart Mok was for many years used to dealing with blue-chip companies in South London. Then he decided to change his lifestyle for the more relaxed profession of ‘chippy owner’. And Johnson Reed helped him along the way with his new career. Stuart’s father had always owned fish and … Read more