6000 jobs in Grimsby seafood processing, with supply chain of 12,000 jobs
Grimsby’s ancient smokehouses produce Geographical Indicator (formerly PGI) traditional smoked haddock used by Michelin Star chefs across the UK.
World class people in innovation, sustainability and marketing
Approximately 70% of the UK's Seafood is processed in Grimsby
Meet the Lincolnshire Chef
Stephen Bennett is a renowned chef from Grimsby and has been the adopted #MadeGreatInGrimsby chef since 2020. Stephen loves cooking fish and seafood and has been hosting our cook alongs since the early part of 2021. Stephen is also a Seafish Industry Authority ‘Love Seafood’ Seafood Champion. Stephen operates Healing Manor Hotel with excellent dining facilities and a popular venue for weddings. Our cook along series one of 5 parts can be viewed here.
Grimsby’s five largest processing businesses serve all the major UK retailers with fresh and frozen seafood.
Further along the value chain there are medium sized businesses that are family owned or overseas investor owned that also serve the UK retail market as well as food service including UK wide fish & chip shops.
Underpinning the this is a fish auction market that opens Monday to Friday, over 100 independent mobile fish vans that load their fish and seafood products each week and deliver mainly throughout England and finally, an artisan traditionally smoked haddock fillet with world renowned Geographical Indicator status.
Major investors from Canada, Japan, Iceland, USA and Faroe Islands trust in Grimsby, its heritage, its world-class know-how to produce fish and seafood products for kids all the way through to Royalty and Michelin star restaurants.