Oxford’s Harrison’s Fish & Chip Co. selected as a finalist in brand new The Peter Hill Award


Harrison’s Fish & Chip Co., a much-loved chippy on Botley Road in Oxford, is celebrating having been recognised as a finalist in a brand new national fish and chip shop award, ‘The Peter Hill Award’! 

The Peter Hill Award was launched by leading UK food manufacturer Middleton Foods in memory of its late CEO, Peter Hill, to reflect Peter’s passion for his beloved fish and chip industry.

The inaugural Award was a hotly run contest with a staggering number of entries.

Speaking about The Peter Hill Award, Ryan Baker, Sales Manager, Middleton Foods, said: “Huge congratulations to Harrison’s Fish & Chip Co. on being recognised in our first-ever Peter Hill Award! 

“Peter loved the industry so much and was always keen to support and nurture new talent in the trade he adored. 

“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.”

Commenting on their achievement, Ryan Harrison, Owner of Harrison’s Fish & Chip Co., said: “We’re delighted and very proud to be named as one of the Finalists in The Peter Hill Award 2023. 

“A truly special Award, and we’re extremely grateful to receive such fantastic recognition from those in our fabulous fish and chip industry! 

“Thank you, Middleton Foods. We’d like to send our congratulations to all those celebrating success in the inaugural Peter Hill Award.”

The Winner and Runners-Up of The Peter Hill Award will be announced on Thursday, 09 November 2023. The Winner will receive a money-can’t-buy set of prizes worth over £10,000, which includes:

  • £1,000 worth of Middleton Foods stock;
  • Design of their own, ‘own label’ bespoke batter mix;
  • Two places at the KFE School of Frying Excellence;
  • Two places on the NFFF Fish Frying course; 
  • 1-1 ForkedUp training with Calum Richardson for 3 months;
  • Two tickets to the Fish & Chip Shop of the Year Awards 2024 (with hotel accommodation and travel expenses); 
  • A years’ support from Middleton Foods very own Batter Boys, and 
  • Additional support for National Fish and Chip Day 2024.

Each of the Runners-Up will win £100 worth of Middleton Foods stock.

Middleton Foods wanted to keep their great friend Peter’s memory alive. Creating The Peter Hill Award, which reflects Peter’s passion for his beloved fish and chip industry, is a true legacy to Peter. 

Middleton Foods would like to thank the independent expert judging panel – Fred Capel, Nigel Hodgson and Calum Richardson – as well as KFE and NFFF too for their support.

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