Fairfield is just the plaice to be

Carl Heery of Fairfield Plaice
Carl Heery of Fairfield Plaice
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Buxton fish and chip shop Fairfield Plaice is in the running to pick up a prestigious award at the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2012.

The innovative establishment will be judged by a panel of experts including television’s ‘The Apprentice’ star, Karren Brady in the Best Use of Technology category, after founder Carl Heery nominated it.

Mr Heery said, “I entered to show that small businesses are key to setting Britain back on its feet and that technology can be used in traditional industries and not just in new industries.”

If successful, Fairfield Plaice will win not only the award, but also a bundle of prizes including £2,000 cash, £500 worth of office supplies and a spot at the Small Business Awards roundtable event.

After opening in February 2010, Fairfield Plaice has made its name as an environmentally friendly fish and chip shop, using products that are strictly recyclable, sustainable or renewably sourced.

The secret to Fairfield Plaice is the blend of innovation and environmental intelligence.

As well as using a high efficiency fryer that uses 40 per cent less gas, packaging made from the waste of sugar cane production and fish from managed fish stocks in Iceland, the shop has its own Facebook page providing customers will weekly offers and fresh ideas, such as gluten-free days, and will, later in the year, be launching a summer menu, providing low cost, lighter alternatives to typical fish and chip fare.