Last year we were excited to announce the launch of the KFE Family Scholarship. As a company, we’re always very keen to invest back into the industry, which is why we put the Scholarship together. It’s a unique programme designed to help the successful candidate, the owner of fish and chip shop or restaurant based in the UK, to realise his or her ambitions.

Entry to the Scholarship was free of charge, giving all fish and chip shop owners the opportunity to benefit from advice, training and knowledge from leading suppliers and customers.

We were really impressed by the standard of entries. After a careful consideration, we reached a shortlist of three finalists and Paul Williams, MD of KFE and National Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Winner, Mark Petrou, visited all three to discuss their entries. All three finalists truly deserved to win and it was very hard to come to a decision, but we are proud to announce that the winners of the first KFE Family Scholarship are Nadine and Simon Morriss of Margate in Kent.

KFE MD, Paul Williams said ‘We felt that the winners, who are new to the fish and chips industry, had some really ambitious plans and that they’d make full use of the knowledge and support that we offer.’

The two other finalists submitted such high-quality entries that KFE has also committed to support their businesses too. And as a ‘thank you’ to all those who entered the scholarship, KFE is also providing free training at the KFE School of Frying Excellence.

The winners of the Scholarship will receive a full year of support including dedicated training, mentoring and expert advice from our award-winning trainers and sales team. Our experts advise on frying, improving profitability, sourcing raw materials, staff training and marketing.

KFE has already accompanied winners Nadine and Simon on their first educational trip to visit industry leaders Fred Capel of Chez Fred in Bournemouth, and Garry and Dan Rosser at both The Oyster Shell and The Scallop Shell in Bath.

Watch out for the progress of their business over the coming 12 months……