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“The Finest Quality Frozen At Sea Fish”

Catch - up Autumn 2013

Welcome to customers old & new

our newsletter is here!

We wanted to take the opportunity to thank our customers for their business over the years and share with you some of the great news stories Collins Seafoods have generated recently. The newsletter will also give you a chance to see any new products we have as well as any special promotions for our newsletter readers only! Please let us know of any of your news and views and we would love to include it in our newsletter or on our new website.


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New Collins Seafoods Website Launched

In August this year we launched our new website to give customers and suppliers instant access to in-depth information on the wide range of products and services provided by Collins Seafoods. We wanted to give our customers a chance to sign up, to receive our newsletter and on the spot promotions.You can also get involved by looking at our various social media platforms. Claire Carter, our operations director, said: “Social media is a fantastic platform on which to build relationships with our customers and suppliers and

generate new business. It’s also a great way for us to promote our sustainable fishing values. “We were really keen to improve our communication systems with our customers and suppliers, we wanted to make their experience with us as easy and helpful as possible, and we really hope we’ve done that.” Take a look at the new website at @collinsseafoods Collins Seafoods Ltd collinsseafoods

INDUSTRY NEWS Sustainable Fishing Quota Changes & The Opinions of Celebrity Chefs

Brakes Best Supplier 2012 Collins Seafoods, were thrilled to pick up the Brakes Best Supplier 2012 Fish & Seafood award earlier in the year. Brakes is a Europe-wide catering giant and the accolade was given to Collins Seafoods for its excellent support and service as well as its impressive track record in delivery and quality.

Current Business

What Collins Seafoods do! At Collins Seafoods we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the finest quality fish possible. Which is why we are constantly looking for suppliers throughout Europe who can offer us exactly what we promise our customers – only the Finest Frozen at Sea Fish.

From a little fish. We were created back in 1980 when Richard Collins first filled his van with fresh seafood with the aim of supplying local restaurants, bars, hotels and fish and chip

shops. His customers developed such a taste for Richard’s delicious produce; he quickly had to increase his single van to an entire fleet. Today we are growing even further with the purchase of Wraggs Seafoods in Leeds, creating an additional depot in the North. It has already increased our productivity and has enabled us to provide more fish to our customers even further afield.

area. Back in Newton Aycliffe we have increased our office size and have grown our sales team to focus on developing new business.

The Leeds base is still working under the name Wraggs as their reputation is so good in the Leeds

Customer Casebook Q&A Colmans Fish and Chips

What services do Collins Seafoods supply to you today?

Where are you based?

Still the same service of quality fish.

What type of business do you have?

Do you find Collins Seafoods achieve all of your requirements, in terms of cost, delivery times, promotions etc?

South Shields, Tyne and Wear. Restaurant and take away. How long have you been supplied by Collins Seafoods?

30 years.

What is the value of Collins Seafoods supply to your business?

They’re our preferred supplier and have been for over 30 years. The quality of fish, sourcing of fish and their service is the best. What services did you originally require from Collins Seafoods?

Fish services.

Yes they do. Would you recommend Collins Seafoods to others? If so, why?

Absolutely, simply because they’re leaders in the field supplying the finest quality fish and sustainable fish. Are there any services Collins Seafoods doesn’t currently supply that you wished it did?

No. Have you received good feedback on the quality of the products

Collins Seafoods supply to you?

Yes we’ve won many awards over the years. Have you anything to add about Collins Seafoods sales team, management or services?

Their sales team is second to none. They’re excellent, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Especially when it comes to sustainability.

Industry News - blog

We have recently been blogging on our new website about sustainable quota changes - a subject we find of great interest due to our commitment to sustainable and quality fish products. Why celebrity chefs

For a sneak preview….

should stick to TV and leave sustainability issues to us…. In chip shop queues and fish restaurants across the country a dangerous epidemic is spreading. It started in TV land and has quickly worked its way through the general public and continues to spread its reach with no signs of slowing. It is in fact, the misconception that cod – the battered British favourite – is in short supply and that eating it is an ecological crime. Read more at

for the full blog.

What We Do Best

The entire Frozen At Sea Fish process happens within 2-6 hours of the trawl being caught. The trawlers are equipped with special sized nets that let out the smaller, immature fish. Once on board, the live trawled fish are transferred into holding tanks. Within 1 hour the fish has been hauled, gutted, bled and put in ice. Fish are covered in ice immediately to maintain peak freshness. Once filleted, all produce is trimmed and graded, with only the superior fillets being selected for our needs and frozen. The product is then stored in a temperature controlled hold. Want to know more? Call our 24 hour sales hotline on 01325 315544 or 0113 2498832 or email

Product Promotion Two great offers to try from our sundries range. To say thanks to our loyal customers, we have produced a great promotion on our entire sausage range.

Limited Stocks Available

Buy 4 boxes and get 1 free or buy 2 boxes and get the 3rd at 1/2 price. Promotion available on full sausage range, including, McWhinneys, Penny Lane and Blakemans.

Support of the F ish and Chips Awards We are proud to co-sponsor the Good Catch Award at the highly regarded Fish and Chip Awards 2014. The award recognises those fish and chip businesses that are leading the way in the responsible sourcing of sustainable fish, working to protect fishing supplies so they are available for future generations to enjoy.

Meet the Tea m

Team member name:

Craig English Job title:

Sales Manager

What is your favourite fish joke?

Which fish can perform operations? A sturgeon!

We are sponsoring the award alongside the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and with them we will work together on the various judging rounds.

As we are a MSC certified firm, we focus on highlighting the importance of sustainability to all our customers and we hope a new Sustainability logo we are just about to launch will be proudly displayed in our customers’ shops to show the quality and source of the fish we provide. Keep checking our website for more news on the exciting launch as well as the shortlisted businesses for the awards.

So far the shortlists have been released and we have been delighted to see the quality of the entries in the category and particularly Richard Collins is pleased to see how they have taken sustainability to the heart of their businesses.

What do you order when you go to a fish & chip shop?

Haddock and chips

Collins commitment to MSC

Collins Seafoods new sustainability logo

Tea m news

Congratulations to Claire our Operations Director who got married earlier this year to Hugh Carter, at Ackergill Tower on 25th May.

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