The National Federation of Fish Friers has welcomed a new President to its helm. Andrew Crook of Skippers Fish Bar was appointed at the organisation’s 81st annual general meeting this week.
Held at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, the AGM also saw Craig Maw owner of Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plympton, Plymouth appointed as Vice President and Alan Hanna owner of Pitstop Fast Food in Kilkeel, County Down appointed as National Treasurer following a shop interim period in the role.
Andrew initially joined the NFFF Board of Directors in 2010 and has previously served as Treasurer and most recently Vice President of the NFFF.
Andrew said: “I am honoured to have been elected as NFFF National President. We have a great team at the NFFF, with a very proactive board and fantastic people in head office. I am looking forward to working with them and representing the fish and chip industry for the next twelve months.”
Andrew thanked outgoing National President Gregg Howard and went on to say “Under Greggs control the NFFF has gone through many changes over the last six years. Gregg was instrumental in pushing through the refurbishment of our head office and academy in Leeds, giving students an aspirational experience and providing ideas when they open their own businesses, while also making the office an open environment that makes it more efficient to serve the industry. We have much more of a voice on many of the boards and meetings we attend, giving the industry more political clout. Gregg’s knowledge and passion for fish and chips has helped to drive the NFFF and the industry forward. We owe Gregg a huge vote of thanks for the time his have given back to the industry and I look forward to working with him for many years to come.”
Since its inception in 1913 the NFFF has worked to protect and promote the interests of fish and chip businesses throughout the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. Dedicated to raising standards within the industry through offering training at our Training Academy based near Leeds, qualifications and the NFFF Quality Award – a scheme rewarding shops that provide top quality fish and chips in a clean, hygienic and safe environment.
Through NFFF membership fish and chip shop owners can enjoy a number of benefits including health & safety and legal support, discounts from leading suppliers and access to 24 hour advice on all things fish and chips from the NFFF Regional Directors.