What are your earliest memories of fish and chips?
I remember my mum, dad, grandma and grandad having fish and chip shops from a young age, but my clearest memory was probably when I was about six. We had our first shop in Market Deeping, The Deeping Fry (now Linfords), and I used to stand on an empty crate serving the customers and thinking what a joyful thing it was taking their money and seeing how happy they were.
What are your goals for the company?
I’d like to continue to reassure customers that KFE is a family business, that there is a second-generation in the company giving KFE longevity. So for customers who are buying a new range, they know they have the peace of mind with myself, my husband Matt and my brother Nikki all family members. Also, the expansion of the sales department, the grilling area, the training school, they’ve all been dad’s ideas so I hope in the next 10 years people will see us come up with similar great ideas that not only benefit KFE but the industry too.
Who has inspired you?
My dad because of how much he’s done since starting KFE. He’s never had any training in marketing and although I can’t say all his ideas are great, most of the time they are. And he’s so passionate about giving back to the industry – the two KFE on a Mission events have raised over £30,000 for the Fishermen’s Mission while the Open Days are a great opportunity for operators to come and learn something new.