STONEHAVEN-based The Bay Fish & Chips has beat off competition from three other UK businesses to take home the Sustainable Business Award at ‘The Cateys’, hospitality industry ceremony.
The Bay was one of only two Scottish winners on the night, with judges saying owner Calum Richardson and his team’s sustainability initiatives would be impressive coming from a large corporation, let alone a single unit fish and chip shop.
To win the award, The Bay had to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability across the entire business.
It is the highest rated fish and chip shop accredited by the Sustainable Restaurant Association, it runs on 100% renewable energy and all suppliers and selected with sustainability in mind. 90% of produce is sourced within 50 miles of the business, and there is no single use plastic to be seen.
Calum Richardson, who is also a chef at The Bay Fish & Chips, said: “Being a sustainable business has been our number one priority for a long time now and it’s great to have our efforts recognised at a UK national level like this.
“It’s a case of constantly reviewing what you’re doing and making the necessary improvements to ensure you’re at the top of your game. I’m proud to say that everyone in the business contributes to this, it’s not just me.
“100% sustainability is the goal everyone needs to be working towards, and we’ll be working on it every day as long as we are still operating.”