SCOTTS Fish and Chips business is no stranger to winning awards after netting a plentiful catch over the last four years.

In March 2013, Tony Webster, an experienced board director and business consultant, took over the 75-cover Scotts of Helmsley fish and chip restaurant. And, since then, the business has enjoyed a continued run of success.

The following year, Mr Webster purchased the Bilbrough shop and take away, on the A64, as a sister venue to Helmsley and both have won a host of awards and accolades.

The business is now hoping for success in the Small Business of the Year and the Retail, Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year categories.

Staff at Scotts work hard to make sure both locations are more than your average fish and chip restaurant.

The sourcing of fresh produce from sustainable and local suppliers, plus the way it is cooked, is crucial also to Scotts’ growing reputation. Scotts only buys Icelandic sustainable fish which, when it comes to quality, is recognised as the best!

Scotts is committed to providing food for all and has achieved GF (gluten-free) accreditation for two years running from Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpitiformus.

Both venues have recently been awarded the TripAdvisor International Excellency Award for the fourth year running.

The Helmsley site maintained the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) Quality Award, (QAward) for the fourth year in a row, with the Bilbrough site having won it three years running. Scotts has also won an international sustainability recognition award twice due to it only serving fish from sustainable supplies. It is in a select band of just 80 fish and chip shops in the country to carry the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council’s) Fisheries Standard.