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Paul Williams & Peter Hill

We are delighted to support Middleton Foods in launching The Peter Hill Award, in memory of its late CEO, Peter Hill, who passed away at the beginning of the year.

The award reflects Peter’s passion for the fish and chip industry and will nurture new talent in a sector he loved so much.

It comes with a money-can’t-buy set of prizes worth over £10,000, which includes a place for the winner and a guest at our KFE School of Frying Excellence.

Well-known in the bakery and foodservice industries, it was the fish and chip industry that stole Peter’s heart. He adored the trade and worked in it for most of his life. He loved seeing new people come into the industry and placed huge importance on raising standards and seeing the trade represented well. The award is a true legacy to Peter and a special way for Middleton Foods to keep his memory alive.

Speaking about The Peter Hill Award, Ryan Baker, Sales Manager, Middleton Foods says: “It’s a real privilege to announce the launch of The Peter Hill Award, which is dedicated to the memory of our great friend, Peter.

“With his incredible personality, wicked sense of humour, commitment and support of both the catering and fish and chip industries, Peter was a huge presence and known by so many. He loved the fish and chip industry, and the industry loved him. We wanted to create something unique in Peter’s memory. Something which reflects everything Peter thought of the industry he loved so much. He was incredibly knowledgeable and influential, keen to support and help anyone he could; so it was important these qualities shaped our tribute to him. The Peter Hill Award recognises newcomers to the industry, encourages new talent, promotes quality and excellence and allows us to give something back to the trade.

“Peter is missed tremendously and we, his Middleton Foods family, believe The Peter Hill Award is a fitting tribute and perfect way for us to honour him. We know Peter would love it, and we know – with a gin in hand – he’d wish everyone the best of luck!”

KFE Managing Director Paul Williams adds: “KFE are proud to have been asked to support the new Peter Hill Award. Peter was a good friend to KFE and to me personally but more importantly to the fish and chip trade as a whole. His enthusiasm and love for this industry were there for all to see and we are delighted to be a small part of this fantastic award which offers somebody an unbelievable opportunity to source, not only their own unique product, but knowledge and support from award-winning operators.”

The Peter Hill Award welcomes entries from anyone new to the fish and chip trade, until 30th September 2023. Full details on how to enter, judges and the all-important prize, can be found here –