Silver for our green efforts!

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The team at BigFish Brand is proud to have once again achieved a Silver accreditation in the national Investors in the Environment (iiE) scheme

Silver Award 2016-17C

Investors in the Environment is a national environmental accreditation scheme. It is designed to help organisations save time and money, reduce their impact on the environment and get promoted for their green credentials.

Participation means that we are comprehensively audited each year on our environmental approach.  This includes a review of our use of energy, water and transport; how we deal with waste and recycling; our interaction with our local community and our overall approach to improving our environmental impact.

During our audit, the assessor commented that we have moved forward over the past year to the point where we are close to achieving our ‘Green’ level accreditation, which is the highest level of  iiE certification.

Well done to everyone at BigFish Brand, keep up the good work!

Introducing our fab new BigFish Brand breaded range!

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

We are delighted to announce the launch of our fantastic Salmon Bites and Goujons!

Breaded duo

Everyone loves fish fingers, chicken goujons and scampi so now let us introduce our fantastic new salmon alternative – the BigFish Brand Breaded range!

We have six brand new, ultra-convenient products, all made with Omega3 rich salmon fillet and coated in a light, crisp golden crumb.  Choose your favourite shape – either Bites or Goujons – and select either our great tasting plain breaded crumb or one of our two fantastic flavours: Lemon & Pepper or Chilli & Lime.

Cooking in minutes from frozen, these products are perfect fast fish for lunches, midweek meals or supper, even for feeding the kids to make sure they’re getting their regular portion of Omega3!

Celebrating a ‘AA’ Achievement

Monday, September 4th, 2017

We are delighted to have achieved certification to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) AA Grade standard – doubling up on our achievement last year of A Grade status.

Ann, Luke and LouFINAL

BRC Global Standards is an independently audited safety and quality certification program which major supermarkets require from their suppliers. It is an international standard which is now used by 22,000 certificated food suppliers in 123 countries. As our business grows, BRC AA Grade is vital for underlining our reliability to potential customers and demonstrating that JCS Fish and BigFish Brand are achieving the very highest standards of safety, quality and legal compliance.

Director at JCS Fish, Louise Coulbeck, said “We are all delighted to have passed the even more rigorous AA standard this year, which is testament to the continued dedication of our hard-working team in Grimsby”

Great Taste Award for BigFish Brand Sea Trout!

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

A year after the introduction of our new BigFish Brand Sea Trout Fillets, we are delighted to announce that the product has just won an award in the ‘Oscars’ of the fine food world, the Great Taste Awards.



Our lovely new Smoked range

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

We are excited to be taking BigFish Brand™ into new territory this spring with the launch of two exciting new smoked products.

BigFish Brand Smoked range 2017 V2


Salmon is Britain’s favourite fish (it’s official!)

Friday, November 18th, 2016

We read in the-grocerthis week’s Grocer magazine (12 November) that total sales of salmon have now overtaken those of tuna – confirming salmon as officially ‘Britain’s favourite fish!’

The Grocer also reports that overall sales of all fish are up, with shoppers spending nearly £3bn on seafood last year.

Here at JCS Fish of course salmon has always been our favourite, but it’s great to know that the rest of the UK agrees with us.  And why not, as well as being delicious, salmon is one of the healthiest fish you can buy!

Read more about this story here.

BigFish Brand Trout: A first for frozen retail

Friday, September 9th, 2016

sea-trout-from-bigfish-brand-bbJCS Fish has launched BigFish Brand™ Sea Trout Fillets – an extension to its established BigFish range which currently focuses on frozen prepared salmon fillets.

The new product utilises a strain of rainbow trout (Oxyrhynchus mykiss) which is slow grown at sea, producing a fish with full marine flavour and firm flesh that is an excellent alternative to farmed salmon.

BigFish Brand Sea Trout shares the established BigFish packaging format, with individually wrapped fillets which can be poached in the pack, microwaved or baked straight from frozen. From frozen to plate in four minutes, it’s a highly convenient option for time-poor consumers looking for healthy meal ideas.

Founder and managing director, Andrew Coulbeck, says, “Our new product handles and eats much like salmon but offers an interesting point of difference for consumers. Our tried and tested prepared and individually portioned frozen format also has strong benefits in terms of consumer accessibility and the long shelf life helps minimise wastage.”

Atlantic salmon buyers have faced a ‘perfect storm’ of supply and pricing issues this year, starting with a sea lice outbreak which affected Scandinavian production followed by a toxic algal bloom in Chile which further increased the pressure on European supplies.

Andrew says. “Given that the ongoing supply problems with farmed salmon will inevitably feed through to higher in-store prices this autumn, there is a distinct benefit in stocking our BigFish Sea Trout, which capitalises on the growing consumer appetite for prepared salmon but is an accessible alternative with more stable pricing and availability.”

BigFish Brand Sea Trout is supplied in a 250g pack for two fillets.

For more information, contact JCS Fish on 01472 355217.

JCS Fish Celebrates ‘A GRADE’ Achievement

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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 program used by over 22,000 certificated food suppliers in 123 countries.

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 BRC celebration

Some of the team at JCS Fish are pictured celebrating BRC A Grade at a barbecue lunch which the company held at its Grimsby docks factory to thank staff for their contribution to the achievement.

JCS Fish – Business Growth Award Winners

Monday, May 23rd, 2016


We’ve done it again! JCS Fish have another award winning title under our belt. We’ve been awarded by ABP Humber at the ‘Grease themed’ Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards evening on Friday (13th May, 2016).

We received the ABP Humber Business Growth Award, which recognises that JCS Fish have grown in terms of workforce, turnover and profit over the last few years.

Louise and Andy with award

‘Lou and Andy with the award’ –Managing Directors, Andrew and Louise Coulbeck receiving the ABP Humber Business Growth Award!


Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards

Friday, May 6th, 2016

North Lincs Business AwardsJCS Fish have been shortlisted for the Business Growth award at this year’s Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards, held at The Grimsby Auditorium on Friday the 13th May.

Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some but at JCS Fish we make our own luck. Our team of 40 employees work hard and are proud of what we do at our site on the Grimsby Docks. JCS Fish founders, Andrew and Louise Coulbeck will be at the event along with a few other members of the JCS Fish team.

The Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards recognises the talent and hardworking ethos of business in the area. The theme for the event this year is the well-known and classic theatre adaption of the fabulous movie “Grease – The Musical”.

Be sure to check back after the awards ceremony to see how the night went for JCS Fish…