BIM SEAFOOD CIRCLE
The BIM Seafood Circle Award winners and coveted membership places for 2011 have now been announced.
21 March 2011
Ireland’s wealth of top class seafood retail outlets and restaurants received a ringing endorsement from BIM, the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, as the BIM Seafood Circle 2011 Award winners and coveted membership places were announced recently.
Almost 200 Seafood Circle members for 2011 were listed in addition to Quinlan’s Kerry Fish in Tralee winning the Seafood Specialist of the Year Award, Scally’s SuperValu, Clonakilty winning Supermarket Seafood Counter of the Year and Fishy Fishy Café in Kinsale banking Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2011.
Visit www.seafoodcircle.ie for a full list of members.
Could your outlet become a member in 2012?
There are two categories of membership for the retail sector.
Supermarket Seafood Counter
All multiple, symbol groups and independent supermarkets offering a range of seafood from a wet fish counter, as part of a much greater offering of other foodstuffs, are invited to apply for membership in the Supermarket Seafood Counter category.
The Seafood Specialist category is open to seafood retailers who derive in excess of 60% of their turnover from seafood sales and where the retail portion of their premises does not exceed 300 sq m.
The retail element of the programme is assessed by experienced BIM personnel and independent assessors. Applicants receive unannounced visits during the assessment period and report their findings to an independent approvals committee. Spot checks are carried out as required. If you feel your premises is a candidate for membership please contact 01 2144100 or email email@example.com to request an application form.
Closing date for receipt of applications for 2012 membership is 31 March 2011.