Chip shop owners aim for first plaice at top awards night

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The owners of a Belper fish & chip shop have been nominated for a prize at a top industry awards night.

George’s Tradition, which has a shop on Bridge Street, has made it to the finals of this year’s Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award for the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Staff will now be invited to a prestigious awards ceremony, held in London in January 2014 and hosted by the Michelin starred television chef Jean Christophe Novelli, where they will be competing against Rockfish, which has outlets in Devon and Bristol and Harlee’s Fish & Chips operating in Dorset and Wiltshire.

Andrew Constantinou, managing director of George’s Tradition said: “We are honoured to be a finalist in the Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award.

“This is testament to the hard work that is put in to delivering great fish and chips, using sustainable fish and 100% British potatoes grown on a family farm.

“At George’s Tradition we are passionate about all areas of our business and award nominations such as this are proof of that.

“Each and every member of staff has been exceptional throughout the entire process and we’re all looking forward to the final in London.”

The competition is open to all fish and chip businesses throughout the UK with three or more premises.

George’s Tradition has shops across Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire.

It started as a family business back in 1967, with Belper being the first shop.