The Fishmongers’ Company congratulates the recent success of new MFS Master and Recognised Fishmongers

June 05, 2024

Four new recipients of the MASTER FISHMONGER STANDARD (MFS) were congratulated this month, as they completed their assessments to recognise their skills in the fishmongering trade. These marked the first candidates to pass since Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance became the new custodians for the scheme.


Fishmongers' Company and Grimsby Seafood Cluster Visits North East Scotland fishing and harbour businesses

May 31, 2024

The Fishmongers' Company and Made Great In Grimsby Seafood Cluster recently embarked on a landmark visit to North East Scotland that included visits to the bustling Peterhead Fish Market and Fraserburgh Harbour plus engagement with key fishing businesses in the area. This visit hosted by The Scottish Seafood Association and The Fishmongers’ Company marks a significant step in fostering stronger ties and collaborative opportunities between two of the UK’s leading seafood hubs.


Fish Mish

May 13, 2024

Maritime charities, the Fishermen’s Mission, The Seafarers’ Charity, and Stella Maris joined forces to support a new annual National Fishing Remembrance Day in Grimsby for those who have lost their lives while fishing at sea.


Seafood Expo Global 2024 - Made Great in Grimsby blog post event

May 01, 2024

This year Made Great in Grimsby invested in its own identifiable booth within the Great Britain and Northern Ireland stand at Seafood Expo Global 2024.


Icelandic Government Announce New Fisheries Minister

April 17, 2024

Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir MP was announced last week by the Icelandic Government as the new Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. The Minister was given a Made Great In Grimsby welcome in Reykjavik by Pétur Björnsson and Simon Dwyer, both Directors of Grimsby Fish Dock Enterprises Limited, at a reception held at the British Embassy in the Capital.


Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance (SG&HA) to be the next custodians of the Master Fishmonger Standard

April 07, 2024

The Master Fishmonger Standard (MFS) was developed by The Fishmongers’ Company, to celebrate skilled craftmanship, quality seafood, and responsible and sustainable practices. Becoming certified helps showcase traditional craft skills and commitment to the trade. Seafood Grimsby & Humber (SGHA) are the newly appointed custodians of the standard.


Seafood business leaders from the Made Great in Grimsby region were recently recognised in the IntraFish 'Seafood Power Top 100 Executives' - influencing the global seafood sector.

March 28, 2024

In Grimsby senior executives of New England Seafood International, Dan Aherne, Young's Seafood, Simon Smith and Hilton Seachill, Matt Lee, were recognised as was for the first time, Simon Dwyer, Seafox Management Consultants. Seafox manages the business affairs of the region's seafood cluster membership organisations and were celebrated by IntraFish declaring 'And when you think of Grimsby, you think of Simon Dwyer'.


British Ambassador joins Grimsby seafood businesses at North Atlantic Seafood Forum

March 08, 2024

Several leading Grimsby based seafood businesses attended the North Atlantic Seafood Forum, Bergen, along with over 900 delegates from across the globe.


Grimsby Seafood Businesses Attend Norwegian Seafood Council UK Conference at Fishmongers' Hall

March 04, 2024

Seafood businesses from Grimsby and the Humber attended the Norwegian Seafood Council annual conference at Fishmongers' Hall, London.


UK businesses welcome protection for iconic British food and drink in Japan

March 01, 2024

Grimsby’s Traditional Smoked Fish, which also showcases the Made Great In Grimsby logo on the packaging, welcomes the news that it is one of 37 Geographical Indicators (GIs) for UK food and drink in Japan, formally gaining protection this week.


Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance Group to host the UK reception at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum 2024

February 23, 2024

Discover the pioneering Seafood Carbon Emissions Profiling Tool! Join the UK reception on 6th March after sessions end, hosted by Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance Group.


Launch of The National Seafood Chef of the Year Competition at the Grimsby Institute

February 22, 2024

The National Seafood Chef of the Year Competition was officially launched at the Grimsby Institute. The launch luncheon held at the Institute's Gallery Restaurant was attended by key figures from Seafood Grimsby and the Humber Seafood Cluster Board and competition Sponsors including The Norwegian Seafood Council organisation. The National Seafood Chef of the Year Competition celebrates exceptional talent within seafood culinary. It provides a platform for young chefs in education and training across the nation to showcase their skills, creativity, and passion for seafood cuisine.


Leading Grimsby Fishmonger, Premier Seafoods, Showcases Their New "Made Great in Grimsby" Chefs Aprons

February 19, 2024

Grimsby’s Premier Seafoods, proudly unveiled their latest addition to their team's attire - the "Made Great in Grimsby" Chefs aprons that will be proudly displayed to their customers and local community in their Riby Street fishmonger’s shop.


'Made Great In Grimsby’ have been supporting and hosting the Humber Place Narrative Charette team and Future Humber (Bondholders) programme.

February 09, 2024

At a critical time of renewed confidence and transformation for the region, Future Humber (Bondholders) have begun an extensive programme of work to redefine the Humber Place Narrative. This is a narrative that will have added value and impact for our region in place promotion and inward investment, and the united message for ‘Why the Humber’ is much needed for so many sectors, businesses, and organisations to ensure we can continue to prosper and grow.


Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance Spearheads UK Seafood Industry Decarbonisation Agenda with a workshop on the Seafish Seafood Carbon Emissions Profiling Tool

January 25, 2024

The Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance (SGHA) supported by its members including Hilton Seafoods, New England Seafoods, J Marr (Seafoods) and Sofina’s Young’s Seafoods, is taking a collaborative pioneering step towards seafood sustainability with the launch of the Seafish Industry Authority’s Seafood Carbon Emissions Profiling Tool. The Workshop on Thursday, 25th January, at Fishmongers' Hall, marks a significant milestone in the Alliance's commitment to the decarbonisation of the UK seafood sector.


Empowering the Future: Seafood Grimsby and Humber Alliance Appoints Schools Ambassador for Regional Seafood Cluster

January 19, 2024

Seafood Grimsby and Humber Alliance (SGHA) a driving force in the regional seafood industry, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Joanne Woodhouse as the Schools Ambassador for the dynamic seafood cluster. This strategic move aims to foster connections with regional schools, inspiring the next generation's interest in the vibrant and sustainable world of seafood processing.


Grimsby Fishmongers Experience 'Best Christmas Year Ever' With Seafood Sales

January 08, 2024

Grimsby's local fishmongers are celebrating as they announce unprecedented seafood sales, solidifying their reputation as the go-to destination for fresh, high-quality fish and seafood. The surge in sales reflects seafood consumers demand across the country for premium seafood and appreciation of the fishmongers' commitment to excellence.


Simon Smith, Seafood Grimsby & Humber (SGHA), A 2023 Year End Message

January 02, 2024

2023 has been another highly productive year for the Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance (SGHA), its board and stakeholders. Our key successes are aligned with our strategic priorities for the seafood cluster namely, skills, decarbonisation and trade competitiveness.


Alfred Enderby, Grimsby's Heritage Smokehouse, Caps Off 2023 with Prestigious Slow Food England Award.

December 11, 2023

Despite being its busiest time of the year, Alfred Enderby, the iconic traditional fish smoker rooted in the heart of Grimsby's seafood heritage, proudly concludes 2023 on a high note. The renowned smokehouse has been honoured with the prestigious Slow Food England Award, reaffirming its commitment to artisanal craftsmanship and preserving the rich traditions of smoked fish.


Seafood Future Leaders: A Cohort of 22 Completes Comprehensive National Seafood Industry Programme

December 05, 2023

In a landmark achievement, 22 emerging future leaders in the Grimsby seafood cluster have successfully completed a rigorous and dedicated seafood programme, marking a significant step forward in their professional development. The programme, designed to cultivate future leaders in the seafood sector, has equipped participants with a comprehensive skill set and deep insights into the challenges and opportunities within the industry.


UK Government’s North America Seafood Specialist visits the Humber seafood cluster

November 29, 2023

The Grimsby and Humber's seafood processing and trade cluster recently welcomed the Department of Business and Trade's USA seafood representative, Marcy Bremiller and its UK seafood trade specialist, Julie Waites to the region. They were joined by Deb Lok and Joe Newton from the UK's DEFRA Government body.


Grimsby & Humber Seafood Cluster Hosts Norwegian Ambassador and Norwegian Seafood Council CEO, to Explore Collaborative Seafood Trade Opportunities

November 28, 2023

The Grimsby and the Humber's seafood processing and trade industry welcomed The Norwegian Ambassador to the UK, Tore Hattrem, alongside Christian Chramer, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council, and Victoria Braathen, Norwegian Seafood Council UK Director, to engage in exploration of one of the northern hemisphere's leading seafood clusters.


Alfred Enderby scooped another prestigious local award

November 20, 2023

Grimsby based Geographical Indicator traditional fish smoker, Alfred Enderby, has added to their tally of 2023 awards by winning Lincolnshire Food & Farming excellence award for Food Producer of the Year.


Oregon Seafood Delegation brings Pacific seafood flavours to the heart of Grimsby Seafood Processing Cluster.

November 20, 2023

A delegation of representatives from the thriving Oregon seafood industry participated in an exclusive seafood tasting showcase. Bringing Pacific flavours to Grimsby demonstrated the rich diversity that the Oregon coast and sustainable MSC fisheries has to offer.


The 3-day #MADEGREATINGRIMSBY seafood careers programme has been delivered six times in the past 2 years to over 60 DWP clients.

November 10, 2023

The 3-day seafood careers programme has been delivered six times in collaboration with CAT Zero over the past 2 years to over 60 DWP clients. The introduction to the programme has had a tremendous impact on the candidates from DWP in Grimsby, it has it given them an insight into the sector, it's created employment for many, and had a positive effect on their confidence and self-esteem.


Grimsby based Chapman's Seafoods Wins Silver at the Great British Foods Awards

November 08, 2023

Grimsby based Chapman's Seafoods Wins Silver at the Great British Foods Awards: A Culinary Triumph for Seafood Ready Meals


Seafood Carbon Collaboration - Next Steps

November 07, 2023

Grimsby headquartered Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance has provided the following update since it held its inaugural seafood de-carbonisation workshop in London on Tuesday 18th April. Hosted by The Fishmongers' Company, the workshop was attended by the UK's major retailers, food service providers, and seafood processors.


Great British Food Awards 2023 - silver award for Alfred Enderby

October 30, 2023

Alfred Enderby were delighted to receive the silver award at the Great British Food Awards 2023 recently, for their cold smoked salmon, which also has the Made Great in Grimsby brand incorporated on the packaging.


The Aquaculture Stewardship Council award for UK Retail Supplier of the Year 2023 - New England Seafood

October 30, 2023

We were delighted to join the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) last week at Fishmongers’ Hall in London to celebrate the responsible seafood sectors’ success in 2023! The Aquaculture Stewardship Council award for UK Retail Supplier of the Year 2023 was won by New England Seafood


Premier Seafoods won the “Clicks & Mortar” category at the Great Big Small Awards 2023.

October 27, 2023

Premier Seafoods won the “Clicks & Mortar” category at the E-factor and Business Hive  - Great Big Small Awards 2023.


Grimsby's seafood sector 'at the heart' of health and levelling up solutions

October 27, 2023

Grimsby’s seafood sector has a dual role to play in helping the UK overcome its biggest challenges, an esteemed businessman and adviser to the government has told.


Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) based in Lowestoft visits the Grimsby seafood processing cluster.

October 17, 2023

Neil Hornby, CEO of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) based in Lowestoft visited the Grimsby seafood processing cluster.


E-factor's Great Big Small Business Festival week - Made Great in Grimsby showcase the seafood industry

October 09, 2023

E-factor's Great Big Small Business Festival week, Made Great in Grimsby held at Industry Insight morning for members of E-factor on the 3rd of October, accommodating 10 business leaders to show case and introduce them to the Grimsby seafood cluster.


DWP praises MGIG career in seafood programme

October 05, 2023

At the CAT Zero 15th Anniversary event held at Young's House, Grimsby Port, DWP's Nick Gregory, praised the MGIG careers programme.


Seafood Industry Insight Day for members of Future Humber

September 28, 2023

Made Great in Grimsby held at Industry Insight Day for members of Future Humber on the 26th of September, accommodating two groups of 12 business leaders to showcase and introduce them to the Grimsby seafood cluster. This was carried out with presentations and a tour of two seafood businesses – Pelagia and Alfred Enderby’s.


Chapman Seafoods Unveils New Frozen Fish Range with Revamped Packaging and "Made Great In Grimsby" Logo

August 21, 2023

Chapman Seafoods, a leading name in the Grimsby Seafood Processing cluster, proudly announces the launch of their latest frozen fish range. This exciting release comes complete with a fresh packaging design that showcases the company's commitment to quality and innovation. Notably, the packaging features the iconic "Made Great In Grimsby" logo, a symbol of the company's deep roots in the local community and dedication to producing exceptional seafood products.


Grimsby Seafood Cluster Launches Future Leaders Skills Programme

August 17, 2023

The Grimsby seafood cluster has launched its groundbreaking "Future Leaders" skills programme, aimed at fostering leadership and innovation within the seafood processing cluster. This initiative underscores the industry's commitment to developing the next generation of leaders who will drive sustainable growth and excellence in the sector.


Grimsby Fish Merchants Association have teamed up with E-Factors' Great Big Small Business Festival

August 09, 2023

Grimsby Fish Merchants Association have teamed up with E-Factors' Great Big Small Business Festival to offer a very unique insight into the world of Grimsby's fish and seafood cluster and the importance it has on the local economy.


Chapmans Seafoods, is thrilled to announce its remarkable victory at the prestigious 2023 Great Taste Awards.

August 09, 2023

Leading Grimsby seafood producer, Chapmans Seafoods, is thrilled to announce its remarkable victory at the prestigious 2023 Great Taste Awards. It takes home awards in this year's competition for its smoked haddock florentine fish cakes and its lemon and pepper haddock goujons.


Showcasing the UK Food Valley at the Lincolnshire Show 2023

July 31, 2023

Around 100 guests gained an insight into the potential of the UK Food Valley at a VIP brunch held on the first day of the Lincolnshire Show 2023.


Grimsby and regional Seafood producers, chefs and recipes headline Cleethorpes' new 'Grub Fest'

July 25, 2023

 Over 35 food, drink, and independent traders came to Cleethorpes for the first ever 'Grub Fest', including classic street food and drink vendors from all over Grimsby and Cleethorpes come together with a number of independent makers to provide an "amazing" experience.


UK Seafood Infrastructure Fund awards £5.3m to Grimsby seafood businesses

July 18, 2023

Three seafood businesses in Grimsby have successfully been awarded grants totaling £5.3m through the Government's Infrastructure Scheme: round 2, to strengthen the seafood supply chain, bring social and economic benefits, and reduce the seafood industry’s impact on the environment.


Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance ‘Schools Engagement’

July 10, 2023

Following a meeting at Fishmongers’ Hall in December 2022 with Fishmongers’ (FM) representatives, it was agreed that SGHA and David Ross Education Trust (DRET) representative, Joanne Woodhouse (JW), would plan for the Grimsby seafood cluster to be engaged with Schools in the region. The purpose being raising awareness of careers in Seafood among pupils, teachers, parents, and pupils of varying age groups.


Made Great In Grimsby sponsored Old Clee Sewell FC

July 04, 2023

Made Great In Grimsby sponsored Old Clee Sewell FC were delighted to finally win the Grimsby Sunday League Division 1 title this 2022-2023 season after going so close last season.


Norway Fish Trade visit

June 18, 2023

Seafood Grimsby & Humber representative Simon Dwyer traveled to Oslo recently, to discuss fish and seafood trade from Norway into the Grimsby & Humber cluster.


Seafood Alliance breaks new ground with UK Seafood De-carbonisation initiative

April 21, 2023

Grimsby headquartered Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance held its inaugural seafood de-carbonisation workshop in London on Tuesday 18th April. Hosted by The Fishmongers' Company, the workshop was attended by the UK's major retailers, food service providers, and seafood processors.


Grimsby seafood cluster lands £250,000 to help ease acute skills shortage and net future leaders

March 28, 2023

Projects to support Grimsby’s seafood cluster in building the next-generation skills base have secured more than a quarter of a million pounds.


Grimsby Seafood Businesses Headline at World’s Largest Seafood Conference

March 24, 2023

The 18th North Atlantic Seafood Conference was held in Bergen, Norway, recently with over 850 registered attendees from 28 countries, including 50 representatives from the UK.


Launch of #MadeGreatInGrimsby electric mobile fish vans

March 23, 2023

Sustainable sales of seafood around the UK have taken a significant step forward with the launch of an electrification pilot with Grimsby’s fish van fleet.


Refrigeration Business go for #MadeGreatInGrimsby branding

February 16, 2022

Coldstar Refrigeration based in Grimsby that supply many regional seafood and food businesses with refrigeration and air-conditioning units have opted to use the #MadeGreatInGrimsby branding for their employees clothing.


#MadeGreatInGrimsby Patron Sponsor Youngsters’ Hockey Team

February 03, 2022

Grimsby based Pelagia Limited, a founder partner of #MadeGreatInGrimsby, have sponsored the Grimsby Tornado’s under 16s ice hockey team.


Launch of Community Renewal Funs to support #MadeGreatInGrimsby Seafood and Hospitality Businesses

January 18, 2022

Over 40 people gathered at Grimsby Town FC football stadium to celebrate the launch of the Community Renewal Fund that will support businesses based in North East Lincolnshire involved in seafood processing and the supply-chain as well as hospitality.


End of Year Visit from DEFRA Team to #MadeGreatInGrimsby

January 04, 2022

A team of six from DEFRA Ministry visited Grimsby in December ’21 to view the newly constructed Border Control Post and meet seafood cluster representatives at the Humber Seafood Institute.


Prime Minister's Trade Envoy Visits Grimsby

December 08, 2021

The Prime Minister's trade envoy for Norway & Iceland, Felicity Buchan MP, was welcomed to Grimsby by Cluster Board Chairperson, Simon Smith, CEO of Sofina Foods owned, Young's Seafood, headquartered in Grimsby. 


Ground Breaking Workshop on Fish and Seafood Testing

December 02, 2021

Teams from Lincoln University’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) and Belgium Headquartered Eurofins Limited who are represented in Grimsby had two days of discussions about collaboration on future testing initiatives and meetings with #MadeGreatInGrimsby based seafood and fish processors.


UK Government Officials learn about #MadeGreatInGrimsby story

November 29, 2021

Officials from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) funding team visited Grimsby to meet industry and stakeholders to learn about the dynamic cluster.


UK Government Community Relief Fund Success

November 22, 2021

The Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance and Grimsby Fish Merchants Association organisations have collaborated with The University of Lincoln Campus, The National Centre of Food Manufacturing, on the opportunity to secure funding for primarily, but not exclusively, the members of both organisations.


#MadeGreatInGrimsby Score with Grimsby Town FC

November 01, 2021

New #MadeGreatInGrimsby signage at Blundell Park, the home of Grimsby Town FC, was revealed at their game versus Yeovil Town FC. The mighty Mariners celebrated a 2-0 victory in front of over 6,000 fans.


Amy meets top Chefs to talk about Grimsby Seafood Sourcing

October 28, 2021

#MadeGreatInGrimsby Amy Salisbury of Cheshire based, We Are Particular Limited, met food hero's James Martin and Marco Pierre White last week at the 'Love Cheese Live' show.


#MadeGreatInGrimsby business partners scoop award

October 19, 2021

Leading Grimsby fishmongers have scooped the 'A Team' award at the recent Great Big Small Awards hosted by business enterprise organisation, E-Factor. Great Grimsby Town Hall was packed full to see directors, Jules & Nathan, receive the award on behalf of their business and work colleagues.


Seafood Cluster Descend on Fishmongers’ Hall to Meet Iceland Seafood Industry

October 08, 2021

Over 20 Grimsby & Humber region seafood businesses travelled to Fishmongers’ Hall, London, to meet their seafood trading partners from Iceland on 7th October.


Social Entrepreneur Gets #MadeGreatinGrimsby welcome during visit

September 29, 2021

Globally renowned Social Entrepreneur, Hilary Cottam, visited Grimsby in late September and found time to tour the #MadeGreatInGrimsby seafood cluster employing 6,000 jobs in the town.


Norwegian Ambassador to UK visits #MadeGreatInGrimsby Seafood Cluster

September 15, 2021

Ambassador Wegger Strommen and colleague, Simen Sveinheim, visited Grimsby and the region on 9th & 10th September to see the development of the new Border Control Post construction and meet the industry who are buying fish and seafood from Norway.


#MadeGreatInGrimsby support Old Clee Sewell FC in their amazing charitable efforts

August 04, 2021

Made Great in Grimsby are delighted to announce a partnership with local Sunday League football team Old Clee Sewell FC. The partnership will see the #MadeGreatInGrimsby logo on the back of the team’s tracksuits.


CatZero Team enjoy a #MADEGREATINGRIMSBY trip to London

August 03, 2021

Complete with their #MadeGreatInGrimsby t.shirts, the CatZero’s Grimsby Youth Futures Foundation team enjoyed a stop-off in London on their sail from Grimsby to Portsmouth.


New UK Ambassador to Iceland Learns About #MADEGREATINGRIMSBY

July 12, 2021

The newly appointed British Ambassador to Iceland, Dr Bryony Matthews, visited Grimsby to meet representatives of the #MadeGreatInGrimsby seafood and trading cluster.


UK Fisheries Minister Visits Grimsby

July 06, 2021

DEFRA UK Fisheries Minister, Victoria Prentis MP, visited the Grimsby Seafood Cluster to meet seafood businesses and participate in a Q&A session with Grimsby based processors of all types of fish and seafood.


Icelandic Ambassador to UK visits Grimsby Seafood Cluster

June 28, 2021

Iceland’s new Ambassador to the UK, Sturla Sigurjonsson, visited Grimsby for some key meetings with the seafood processing cluster and the supply chain. The Ambassador was met by Simon Dwyer representing the Grimsby Fish Merchants Association including their Chairperson, Mike Woods of Jaines Seafoods, and Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance organisation along with their Chairperson, Simon Smith, CEO Young’s Seafood.


Strictly’s Joanne Clifton to launch Festival of the Sea, Grimsby

June 14, 2021

Join us on Instagram live @thelincolnshirechef this Wednesday at 430pm as Grimsby’s new Festival of the Sea launches its programme and hosts Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton in a ‘Made Great in Grimsby’ Cook-along special.


Made Great in Grimsby TV

May 17, 2021

Series 2 of Made Great in Grimsby TV Cook-Alongs are in preparation following the successful series 1 hosted by MGIG’s adopted chef, Steven Bennett aka Lincolnshire Chef.


Made Great in Grimsby - Merchandise

May 17, 2021

Made Great in Grimsby introduced its own merchandising late 2020 and they have been extremely popular with people not just in Grimsby but abroad too.


Made Great in Grimsby - Commissions local Photographer

May 16, 2021

Made Great in Grimsby has commissioned local photographer Chris Waud to photograph MGIG subjects for the new MGIG webpage.


Grimsby FMA team up with Seafish for Seafood Industry Insights Workshop

January 01, 0001

The Grimsby Fish Merchants Association (FMA) teamed up with the Seafish Industry Authority to hold a Seafood Industry Insights workshop in Grimsby.