Stock Exchange honour for seafood firm

THE Grimsby seafood company Flatfish has been listed by the London Stock Exchange as one of its ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.
The list is a celebration of the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.
To be included, firms need to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers.
Flatfish is a family owned company, founded in 1979 by Steve Stansfield. He heads a multi-million pound business from a modern processing facility in the heart of the town, which is one of the largest centres of fish processing in Europe.
A continuous programme of investment has enabled it to remain at the forefront of current advances in fish processing technology, improving both its processing capacity and manufacturing efficiencies.
The company says it is committed to upholding the integrity of its supply chain, by reference to scientific research into the sustainability of the fish stocks.
Stansfield said: ‘’I am thrilled that Flatfish are featured in the London Stock Exchange 1,000 companies to inspire Britain.
‘This is testament to the commitment of the whole team at Flatfish. We will continue to innovate, invest and inspire within the seafood industry.’
Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, said: ‘High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need.
‘But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance.
‘That’s why today’s event is so important, demonstrating the strong alliance between UK government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies to support these inspiring businesses.’