AN Evesham business has been crowned the UK’s best mobile fish and chip business, as part of the 30th anniversary National Fish and Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

StarChip Enterprise scooped the Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator Award, during an awards ceremony, which is widely considered as the ‘Oscars’ of the fish and chip industry, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

To secure the top spot, StarChip Enterprise had to fry at the top of their game and have been appraised across a wide range of judging criteria, including sustainable sourcing policies, staff training processes and marketing activities, as well as receiving mystery dining inspections.

Jeff Warren, director and proprietor of StarChip Enterprise, said: “These are the most prestigious awards in our industry and we are honoured to be recognised yet again for all our hard work, dedication and passion.

"Having been shortlisted before and winning this award in 2016, it’s a fantastic feeling to be taking home the crown once again.

“We continually work to champion fish and chips to make sure that they stay the number one takeaway choice in local towns and villages, and at festivals and events throughout the UK.”

Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, added: “We’ve seen a rise in the number of mobile fish and chip units touring the country in response to a growing demand for ‘street food’.

"As fish and chips have captured the hearts of the British public since the mid-19th century, it’s no surprise that fish and chips vans are one of the most popular types of mobile catering options – the dish is our nation’s favourite takeaway after all.

“Juggling the demands of a mobile business can be a challenging task, but StarChip Enterprise show true leadership and a great deal of passion to succeed.

"Their desire to ensure that families in rural communities have access to and can enjoy fish and chips is inspiring. I hope other mobile businesses are encouraged to follow their exemplary lead.”

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