The Billingsgate Gossip
10th March 2017
Farm Shop & Deli Show
Birmingham NEC 24th - 26th April 2017
FREE to attend, the Farm Shop & Deli Show is a market leading retail event, at the show you'll find ideas, innovative suppliers and exciting products you need to make 2017 a year to remember! Passionate about what you do, finding like-minded suppliers is necessary to make your business succeed. So make sure you come along to Farm Shop & Deli 2017 to touch and taste everything it has to offer.
The show is also the home of the Farm Shop & Deli Awards where 13 category winners (including a 'Farm Shop & Deli Fishmonger of the Year') and our overall 'Retailer of the Year' are announced live on stage on Monday 24th April by Nigel Barden.
With over 450 companies exhibiting from across the full speciality retail spectrum, there is much to see, read more at http://www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/
15th February 2017
Calling all fishmongers
Billingsgate Seafood School needs your help
The Seafood School at Billingsgate is taking part in an EU wide project looking at the training which is currently available to fishmongers in different countries.
The e-fishNet project is part of Erasmus+ the EU programme for education and training. We would like to know what training you have received or are currently undergoing and what you think about it. We would also like to know what training fishmongers would like to see available and how you would want it to be delivered.
The aim is to identify gaps in the training and to develop a programme that would be available to everyone. If you can spare 10 minutes of your time to complete a questionnaire and give your views, we would be very grateful.
There are 3 ways you can take part:
- Go to www.seafoodtraining.org, click on 'About us' then 'Fishmonger and specialist training' where you will see the questionnaire
- If you prefer to receive a copy of the questionnaire by email please contact Lyn Gower at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call Kirsty at the Seafood School on 0207 517 3548 and answer the questions over the phone
12th February 2017
Seafish to kick off new health campaign – Fish 2 a week
Seafish is launching a new health campaign which aims to encourage the public to eat two portions of fish a week.
Fish 2 a week will focus on the health benefits of seafood by explaining that by eating just two portions of seafood each week, people can lead healthier lives, and has been developed following the success of Seafish's award-winning Superfishoil campaign which concentrated on omega-3.
The new campaign is an opportunity for businesses to promote the benefits of eating seafood and as a way of encouraging the general public to eat more fish and shellfish. An industry toolkit of marketing materials, social media ideas, and official logos is available to download on the new website www.2aweek.co.uk. You can also get involved in the campaign, which launches on February 13, on social media by following the hashtag #my2aweek.
NHS and health professionals recommend we eat two portions of fish each week, one of which should be oily fish. Fish 2 a week will be getting this message out to people and encouraging them to eat more fish more often.
For further information on the campaign, contact Kieran Westbrook at Seafish by emailing Kieran.email@example.com.
2nd February 2017
Business Opportunity - Mobile Fishmonger Van for Sale
Sadly due to other commitments, an opportunity is available to purchase a mobile fishmonger van, complete setup and, if required, an established delivery round in the Taunton/Somerset area will be included free of charge.
For Sale by a long standing member of the NFF and well known face within the fish industry, the vehicle is in great condition, with all the necessary fixtures and fittings, including hot water, and in its current form has been awarded a 5 for food hygiene rating.
The van is a 2014 VW Transporter T28 SWB. it is a 2.0TDI and has only covered just over 24k miles, with one previous owner up to 3800miles the van is well maintained and fully serviced.
Purpose converted as a mobile fishmonger van in 2015 it has a Webasto under bonnet fridge unit fitted by the Cold Consortium in Hull. It has a hot water basin, led internal lighting, paper dispensers, storage, display and preparation areas.
A great opportunity for someone new to the industry to get a flying start and a great price of just £16000 plus VAT - for more information or to view the van please contact Rob on 07792 750405