JCS Fish is owned and run by the Coulbeck family and was founded by husband and wife team, Andrew and Louise, in 2000. Both have deep roots in the fish industry: Louise is from a trawling family whilst Andrew was brought up in his family business, Richard Coulbeck Limted (RC).
When RC acquired another long-established Grimsby firm, Jack Smith Limited, Andrew Coulbeck starting worked closely with Jack Carlisle Smith himself. Jack was renowned for his knowledge of salmon and his fish handling skills, sharing his fifty years of experience with Andrew before he retired.
With Jack as his mentor, Andrew Coulbeck had in turn become one of Grimsby's most well-known salmon experts. In fact, such was Jack Smith's influence on Andrew's career that when he came to set up his own company, he named it JCS Fish in honour of his early mentor.
Now we now supply both foodservice and retail customers. And we're still very much a family business, having welcomed Andrew and Louise's son, Jack, as our commercial manager in 2017, alongside his fiancé, Rosie, who is our financial manager.