The National Fish & Chip Awards 2016 have got off to a ‘frying start' but potential winners only have limited time left to enter.
Awards organiser Seafish is urging fish and chip businesses up and down the country to get their entries in now.
"Many of our past winners and finalists have gone on to reap substantial benefits from entering, including international fame through industry trips overseas, increased shop footfall and turnover and even launching their own products.
"I'm urging takeaways and restaurants to put themselves forward to not only challenge their own business offering, but to also support the UK industry and help us reinforce its reputation as the home of the world's best fish and chips."
Carlyn Kearney of Frankie's Fish & Chips in Brae, Shetland, winner of the 2015 Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, commented: "Being crowned champion was a huge honour for everyone here at Frankie's and we've had a phenomenal amount of interest in our shop from a wide range of people - with customers travelling from far and wide just to get a taste of our fish and chips!"
This year, all businesses who submit an entry to the flagship Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award will be entered in a free prize draw to win a £2,000 voucher from BD Signs of Nottingham - which can be used for the purchase of some new state of the art digital menu boards and signage.
For full details on the awards visit www.fishandchipawards.com. The first closing date for the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award is 19 June 2015.