Grimsby F.M.A was incorporated in 1911. Membership has declined in recent times due to retirement and consolidation, despite this there are 85 full members and 23 associate members. The majority of members are small processors employing between 5 - 20 staff. However we are proud the large Grimsby based companies who supply 70% of the nations chilled seafood to the major high street retailers are members and support the work of the Association. Collectively members employ circa 2500 people. The Association has a board of seven directors, including one from Hull. We are pleased to have several Hull based processors as members thus creating a strong and focused voice for the Humber processing industry.
The Chief Executive is responsible for the day to day running of the business and is supported by one part-time member of staff. Grimsby FMA is the only Association that is run on a full time basis. One of the primary roles is working with various partners within the industry to develop a focused and cohesive industry; this is essential when lobbying.