16 April 2024

Second award for popular chippie

Whiteheads Fish & Chips in Hornsea has been named the UK’s most sustainable fish and chip shop – a year on from being named the country’s top takeaway restaurant.

Since winning the award at last year’s National Fish & Chip Awards, Whiteheads has boosted its commitment to the environment, including transitioning all business vehicles to electric, and installing solar panels and wind turbines on its premises.

At the ceremony on Friday, March 1, Whiteheads was presented with the award Cecilie Myrseth, Norwegian minister of fisheries and ocean policy, who expressed gratitude to the UK’s fish and chip industry and its distributors for the strides it is making with sustainable practices, in line with the world-leading innovation that is happening in Norway.

Geoff Whitehead, of Whiteheads Fish and Chips, said: “Everything we do at Whiteheads has sustainability in mind. From the energy we generate ourselves with our turbines, the responsibly caught fish we use, and the potatoes we source from just a mile down the road, to the way we manage our oil waste and recycling – every element of business has been designed with the environment in mind.

“We’re delighted to have won the award, and to be recognised for all the work we put into this element of our business. Having been to Norway in the past as a previous winner, I’m extremely excited knowing what’s in store for the team.”

Whiteheads will join all this year’s award winners on a trip to Norway in June, where they will see how cod and haddock are responsibly caught. Seafood from Norway, sponsor of the Sustainability and Environment category, alongside the Norwegian vessel Østerfjord, will be hosting the trip.

Andrew Crook, president of the National Federation of Fish Friers and organiser of the awards, said: “It’s incredible to see how passionate Whiteheads is about sustainability, truly incorporating sustainable measures in their day-to-day. We’re delighted for Geoff and all the staff at the shop and it’s our pleasure to commend and support their efforts.”