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Employee at Harrogate chippie shortlisted for national award

Liam Williams from Jennyfield Fisheries has made the top 10 for the ‘Employee of the Year’ award at the National Fish and Chip Awards in 2024.

Employee at Harrogate chippie shortlisted for national award An employee at a Harrogate fish and chip shop has been shortlisted for a national award. Liam Williams from Jennyfield Fisheries has made the top 10 for the ‘Employee of the Year’ award at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2024. He will be subject to a judging process from an expert panel, who will analyse the finalists’ industry knowledge, work ethic and customer service skills. The Fish and Chip Awards aim to champion small businesses in local communities. Employers’ investment into skills development is a key ingredient for helping team members serve up the best experience for fish and chip diners, as well as furthering their personal career progression in the industry. Awards organiser Andrew Cook, who is also the President of the National Federation of Fish Friers, said:

“The greatest asset any chip shop, or business, could ever have is its people and we have received a fantastic amount of nominations for individuals who are setting the bar sky high and blazing a fantastic trail for others. “It’s so exciting for us to see how passionate these professionals are for the industry and how much their careers mean to them, as well as the customers they serve.”
The Employee of the Year is a new category that will launch at the awards next year for the first time. Sarah Robb, foodservice marketing manager at Premier Foods, and sponsor of the category said:
“As home to some of the nation’s much-loved brands such as McDougalls, Bisto and Batchelors, we’re delighted to support this new category in the National Fish and Chip awards. As the UK’s most popular dish, fish and chips is an iconic British institution and we’re thrilled to celebrate the passionate people up and down the country who make the industry thrive.”
Joanne Newman from Towngate Fisheries in Bradford is the only other Yorkshire finalist alongside Liam. A winner will be announced on February 28th 2024 at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London. Read more about the award here. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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