A Fresh New Look for The North East’s Favourite Chippy

  Following the success of six stores across the North East, the one-stop takeaway Gills carried out a full refurbishment of the Ponteland store. A fresh new look for the north east’s favourite Chippy. Gills have just recently announced the grand opening of the restaurant dine-in service at their latest store. The buzz of the … Read more

Even with two profitable outlets, lenders were steering clear of financing fish and chip shop Sam’s Fish Bar. But having grown wise to alternative solutions, co-owner Navjit Chatha knew where to go instead, helping his family enterprise move on to their next stage of growth. The Chatha family has been operating fish and chip takeaways … Read more

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.

The NFFF is dedicated to raising standards within the industry through offering training at their Academy based near Leeds, in addition to self- study qualifications and the NFFF Quality Award – a scheme rewarding shops that provide top quality fish and chips. Join us for a catch up Media Coordinator, Robert Norris, to discuss member benefits, equipment finance and what’s in store for the fish and chip industry in 2018.

Established back in 2005, Britannia Fish Bar has been a popular establishment on Dartford Road for many years. With plenty of passing trade from the main road, a surrounding residential area and many dedicated regular customers, business is thriving for the busy chip shop. With food quality at the core of the successful business, Yusef and Kanil decided it was time to upgrade their ageing frying range. Britannia Fish Bar was kitted out with a brand new Hewigo high-efficiency range, complete with new frying pans, a fan-heated chip box and a full length heated top display with a servery counter.

Proprieter, Kim Somal, had a vision to open a contemporary new chip shop and takeaway in the Pennywell area. In early 2016, she secured a premises on the busy residential Hylton Road, and with local knowledge and a business-oriented family behind her, Nemo’s was born. Kim approached Johnson Reed, as the UK’s most-trusted chip shop finance company, to explore the finance options for the equipment purchases and shop renovation.

Established in 2004, the Nationwide Caterers Association is the only designated association for for mobile caterers and street food traders in the UK. We chat to NCASS Copywriter, Charlotte Vile, about the multitude of member benefits, flexible finance options and how you can get involved.

Michael Jordan and Emma Payne are the Director duo behind the three-year-old Crabb Cross site in Redditch. The bar, takeaway and restaurant underwent a significant refurbishment and refit earlier this month, financed through unsecured loan and equipment leasing facilities by Johnson Reed. The new frying range unit by Hewigo is entirely bespoke, with a unique design to suit the shop’s contemporary new interior.

Downey’s was established in 2011, when the family opened their first shop in Seaham. The family-run business has expanded as a result of its success and now occupies more sites along the coastal seafront, with a second shop in Seaham and one in Roker, Sunderland. The original Seaham site recently underwent a significant expansion, and Director, Glen Downey, approached Johnson Reed for assistance with fit-out and frying range costs.

Although The Round O is a relatively new venture for Stuart and Lindsay, the couple are certainly no strangers to the chippy trade. In 1988, Stuart followed in family footsteps, and purchased the North Street Chip Shop in Forfar. He later became Scottish Regional Director of the NFFF (National Federation of Fish Friers), and runs several of their initiatives in his business. Before the grand re-opening of the Round O in April, the shop underwent a three-week refurbishment and modernisation process.