Grimsby firm celebrates 'A grade'

GRIMSBY salmon specialist JCS Fish is this month celebrating its achievement of certification to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) A Grade – the international ‘gold standard’ for safety and quality standards.
BRC Global Standards is an independently audited safety and quality certification programme used by more than 22,000 certificated food suppliers in 123 countries.
JCS director Louise Coulbeck said: ‘Achieving BRC A Grade is a particularly big achievement for a smaller business like ours.
‘It means we can prove to our customers that we are maintaining the very highest standards of safety, quality and legal compliance.
‘We are delighted and proud of our achievement.  BRC A Grade is one of the key tools to our future growth plans as it demonstrates that we have the right facilities meet the needs of bigger customers.’
JCS Fish is a family seafood company which was founded in Grimsby in 2000 by Andrew and Louise Coulbeck. It produces added value salmon products for retailers under its own BigFish brand and is also a major supplier of salmon to the catering trade.
The company has a turnover of around £6 million a year and employs 40 people at its site on Murray Street in Grimsby Fish Docks.
Picture: Some of the team at JCS Fish celebrating their BRC A Grade