Sunny’s new Plaice in Heckington

Johnson Reed
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Family-run chippy business, Sunny’s Plaice, has a bold mission – to serve the best-quality fish and chips in Lincolnshire. It’s safe to say the brand is well-loved in the local area, with many residents in agreement that Sunny’s traditional fish and chips are the best for miles around!

Owners, Narinder and Sunny Singh, are certainly no strangers to the trade, having accumulated over 19 years’ experience whilst building the business.

The Singh family have enjoyed success as a multi-site operator, occupying sites in Lincoln city centre and its surrounding towns and villages, including Bourne, Bardney and Sleaford. The latest chapter has seen the thriving business take a different direction, settling down to trade from two fixed locations; their popular Sleaford takeaway and restaurant, and a brand new site in Heckington.

Sunny’s Plaice is far from winding down altogether, however, and plan to have a presence in and around Lincolnshire with their mobile catering van. Embossed with their distinctive purple shop branding and fully-equipped with state-of-the-art frying range, the Sunny’s Plaice van allows the Singhs to reach their loyal customer base and deliver consistent, high-quality fish and chips every time!

The new Heckington site, formerly known as Kipper’s Chip Shop, has been transformed with the help of Barland Shopfitters. Having previously worked on a number of Sunny’s Plaice shops, the team at Barland were able to construct a 3D visual design to Narinder and Sunny’s approval; giving the premises a fresher and more-modern feel whilst keeping the designs, colour schemes and branding consistent with their previous sites.

As loyal customers of Johnson Reed since 2010, Narinder and Sunny turned to Mark Johnson to organise the necessary equipment lease facilities for the purchase of their new frying range. Having completed several previous agreements, the Singhs are familiar with the process and the benefits of leasing. Through simple documentation and a speedy turnaround, the necessary funds were arranged for the purchase of a brand new Martyn Edwards four-pan Omega Island Range, complete with chip box, scrap box and six-pot built-in baine marie.

Director at Martyn Edwards, Stan Price, commented, “Mark and Johnson Reed are always on hand to help my clients with finance. We trust their deals and allow clients to acquire the equipment they need whilst allowing them to invest their capital reserves in more proactive areas of their business, like marketing or taking on new staff.”

The regular, fixed repayments over the lease term allow Narinder and Sunny to spread the cost of their range, keeping capital expenditure intact and allowing them to generate a more immediate return on their investment.

Narinder commented,

We are immensely proud to have built up a successful brand and to have such a loyal customer base. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to cover all areas of the thriving fish and chips industry. Sunny and I are raring to open our new site and we are confident it will be a great success.

We like working with Mark Johnson and he always ensures our equipment finance needs are met with his professional and realistic approach, hence our repeat custom. We are also always keen to work with Stan Price at Martyn Edwards. Our range is custom built to suit our shops needs and the design, output and efficiency of the pans in excellent.

We have many ideas for future projects and are both very focused and driven to achieve these dreams. We are very excited for what the future might bring.

Johnson Reed managing director and chip shop finance specialist, Mark Johnson, commented, “We have worked with Narinder and Sunny for many years now and provided frying range and fit out finance on a number of occasions. It’s great to be able to support the business through every new stage, and we wish the family the best of luck with their latest venture.”