PARADE FISHERIES, in Cottingley, has been recognised as one of the best chippies in the country after receiving the prestigious National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) Fish and Chip Quality Award.

The fisheries was handed the award after an inspection from an NFFF Approved Assessor and can now count itself amongst the top 225 fish and chip shops in the country, within only a year of being open.

Both top quality fish and chips and high standards of hygiene are amongst the must need requirements for a shop to receive the award.

The benefits of being recognised by the scheme is twofold: customers can buy with confidence knowing the location is one of the best in the country, and it also encourages other outlets to raise their standards.

Owner of Parade Fisheries, Rob Starbuck, said: “To be recognised as one of the top fish and chip shops by the NFFF is indeed an honour and a credit to our hardworking staff.”

He added: “The award doesn’t just represent the fish and chips we produce, but also the hard work and high quality produce our local suppliers provide us to work with.”

Staff training, sales skills and a shop’s presentation are also assessed under the scheme.

The award is valid for two years and retention is based on standards being maintained by officials from the NFFF. Fellow local chippie, Towngate Fisheries, in Idle, know all about this having held the award for over 10 years now.

NFFF President, Andrew Cook, said: “Parade Fisheries clearly takes pride in where it sources its fish and potatoes from.”