George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle visited main Falfish site in Redruth last Friday and met with David Potts, Morrisons Chief Executive, to hear about the companies plan for investment and growth.
Mr Eustice was met by Mark Greet, Falfish Managing Director, and Site Manager Ed Polley who gave him a tour of the site. Mr Eustice toured the Redruth main site, the new 1400 pallet coldstore and a nearby development to increase Falfish's freezing capacity for Cornish Sardines. Afterwards the group reviewed the full range of British fish supplied to Morrisons.
Falfish operates from two sites in Redruth and Falmouth docks on the south Cornish coast and was acquired by Morrison’s earlier this year in March. The business has long-term relationships with the owners and skippers of over 70 partner boats in the South West who land their total catch direct to Falfish. Falfish’s buyers also buy direct from the three key South West fish markets in Newlyn, Plymouth and Brixham.
Falfish, a family-owned wholesaler of sustainably sourced seafood has been a trusted supplier of high-quality fresh fish and shellfish to Morrison’s for over 16 years and approximately 50 per cent of Falfish’s c. £40 million turnover is through Morrison’s.
Following the visit, George said; “Falfish, based here in Redruth, is renowned across the UK as a trusted supplier of high-quality and sustainably sourced seafood.
“It was great to visit the Redruth site recently and hear more from Morrison’s about their plans to invest in Falfish to help create more jobs in our local area.”
David Potts, Morrisons chief executive, added: "We were delighted to welcome George Eustice to Falfish and update him on our plans for investment and growth. Bringing Falfish into Morrisons further strengthens our position as Britain's biggest foodmaker and we look forward to working with owners and skippers in the south west as we begin this exciting new chapter."
Mark Greet, also said: “It was great to welcome George back to Falfish where, as our constituency MP, he has been supportive of us and the wider Cornish fishing industry for many years. We discussed the range of challenges currently being faced across the seafood supply and also the opportunities of being an independent coastal state for local fishermen and the business in the months and years ahead."