The National Fish & Chip Awards 2017, organised by Seafish, launched last week marking the start of a nine-month search for the UK's best fish and chip businesses.
Now in their 29th year, the awards celebrate the great British tradition of fish and chips and aim to showcase the best talent, quality and choice offered by fish and chip businesses across the UK through 13 award categories.
Mel Groundsell, corporate relations director of Seafish, said: "With a fast and simple entry process, getting a bite of the action has never been easier. From traditional coastal resorts to buzzing city centres, entries are open to any fish and chip business, big or small, with a passion for frying and providing fantastic customer service.
Reigning champions James and Bonny Ritchie of Simpsons Fish & Chips in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, added: "Winning the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards was a life changing experience and a moment we'll treasure forever. It meant so much to us as a family - we genuinely can't put it into words.
"Taking home the overall title was the ultimate seal of approval from an industry that we're so honoured to be part of. It's a true privilege to be regarded as champions and ambassadors in our field and we have grasped any opportunity with both hands to promote the nation's favourite takeaway.
For further information and to enter visit www.fishandchipawards.com
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