The link below will give details of the extension of EFF/MMO grant funding.
If you are interested please contact Liz at Seafox details as below. Liz is an expert and will advise you accordingly
Director of Funding and Grants
Seafox Management Consultants Ltd.
Office: Humber Seafood Institute, Origin Way, Europarc, Grimsby, DN37 9TZ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1472 361623
Mob: +44 7817 471 525
We continue to work with colleagues in Iceland but we recognise the internal changes that have resulted in less whole fish being exported to Grimsby.
The dynamic of fish procurement is changing, France is a good example were Icelandic fillet exports have grown year-on-year. This may be the next significant phase in the UK. At the same time Norway continues to promote fish to a variety of UK customers / consumers.
Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, the Icelandic Ambassador is keen to discuss mutual business opportunities, not just seafood.
Seafood Grimsby and Humber: this new organisation is becoming established and features at the Brussels Seafood Expo 21 - 23rd April, part of the English Seafood stand.
Two projects are well underway. Phase one of the mobile fishmongers was a vehicle inspection by a former senior environmental health professional. This was followed up with a code of practice. The second phase will be to market the 'vans' via social media, apps, web etc.
The second project is supply chain and will feature working with the Grimsby Fish Market and the local catching sector amongst others to identify potential sourcess of supply. We know the dynamic of purchasing is changing, its much easier to source direct. But there is still a need for a market. The ports Agents have a responsibility to attract suppy, if that fails the Market will have no option than source and sell direct.
This business plan articulates the collective view of the industry on the strategy for the continued development and growth of the seafood processing cluster.
Key challenges include:
Financial stability – strengthen and stabilise the organisation’s financial position
People – develop and grow an experienced team that can meet industry’s increasing demand
Focus – provide a package of support that meets members and partners expectations and offers value for money
Communications – improve awareness of the industry and engagement with its stakeholders across the cluster
Projects – annual programme of initiatives to address industry challenges and opportunities with the support of partners and funders.
Seafood Grimsby and Humber (SGH) - Vision for the future
“To champion the Grimsby and the wider Humber seafood processing cluster across the supply chain from mobile fishmongers to corporate giants”.
“To develop and enhance the competitive performance, quality practices and global reputation of a sustainable Grimsby and wider Humber region seafood processing industry”.