About Us

Our aim is to unite retail fishmongers within an organisation which can speak with one voice whenever and wherever necessary, to help safeguard both their interests and those of associated trades, throughout the British Isles.

 

The Best in the Business

The Federation was formed in 1932 to protect and further the interests of the Fishmonger and associated trades. During the second world war, membership stood at over 9000 members and despite the changing market, supply situation and pressures on the independent retailer, we still represent approximately 50% of independent fishmongers.

Today the Federation is recognised as the voice of the retail fish trade by Government departments, other trade Federations and Associations and by official bodies such as Seafish and the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation.

Many of our our current team have been awarded the coveted Master Fishmonger award by the Fishmongers Company in recognition of their knowledge and abilities.

 

How we do it…

Members are directly served by the Federation’s Head Office and its branch association the London Fish and Poultry Retailers Association. Management of the Federation is in the hands of a democratically elected council which normally meets every 3 months and deputes more routine work to an Executive and Finance Committee.

Sub-committees are formed for the organisation of events such as the British Fish Craft Championships and other programmes. The Federation is also represented by selected members of the council at official meetings concerning such matters as Training, Aquaculture, Legislation.

All members responsible for the administration of the Federation give their services free on behalf of their fellow traders.

The occasions when the opinions of retail fishmongers as a body need to be expressed are numerous.
With government departments and other statutory bodies wielding such power in matters affecting trade and industry the Federation is constantly being consulted regarding proposed legislation or regulations. The Federation regularly meets with the Sea Fish Industry Authority to highlight the needs of our sector.

Experienced

NFF Committee Members

The NFF committee is made up of a diverse collection of highly experienced and knowledgeable fishmongers and businessmen from all areas of the UK

Rex Goldsmith

Rex Goldsmith

Rex

NFF President

Region 2

London

Rex Goldsmith

Sue MacKenzie

Vice President

Region 2

London

Andrew Kenny

Andrew Kenny

Treasurer & Honorary

Company Secretary

Region 5

East

Chris Parker

Council Member

Region 3

Wales & West

Tush Hamilton

Tush Hamilton

Council Member

Region 1

South

Terry Martin

Terry Martin

Council Member

Region 1

South

Tim Silverthorne

Tim Silverthorne

Past President

Region 1

South

Ken Watmough

Ken Watmough

Past President

Region 7

Scotland & N.Ireland

Alan Gibson

Alan Gibson

Honorary Member

Region 1

South

John Kenny

John Kenny

Past President

Region 5

East

David Ridley

David Ridley

Past President

Region 6

North

Gareth Hughes

Gareth Hughes

Council Member

Region 1

South

Clive Miller

Clive Miller

Council Member

Region 4

Midlands

Charlie Caisey

Charlie Caisey

Past President

Region 2

London

Francis Greene

Francis Greene

Honorary Life Vice President

Region 3

Wales & West

John Sullivan

Past President

Region 3

Wales & West

Giles Shaw

Giles Shaw

Immediate

Past President

Region 6

North

History

National Federation of Fishmongers Past Presidents

A.C. Marshall. 1933-1935
A.M. Lloyd. 1936-1938
W. Johnson. 1938-1939
J. Webb. 1939-1947
W. Rickard. 1947-1948
A.E. Gardiner. 1948-1949
R.B. Barr. 1949-1950
S.I. Vandersluis. 1950-1951
L.D. Ashston. 1951-1952
W.H. Lorraine. 1952-1953
R.T. Clack. 1953-1954
D.W. Hill. 1954-1955
A.E. Cload. 1955-1956
S.B. Percival. 1956-1957
B. Hooper. 1957-1958
H.J. Eva. 1958-1959

 

S.T. Slape. 1959-1960
W.B. Rush. 1960-1961
L.N. West. 1961-1963
T.S. Hart. 1963-1965
B.H. Slater. 1965-1966
C.S. Corke. 1966-1967
J.O. Green 1967-1968
C.S. Corke. 1968-1969
A.V. May. 1970-1971
R.S. Holmes. 1971-1972
P. Davies. 1972-1973
D.W. Bradfield. 1974
F.C. Greene. 1974-1976
J. Adams. 1976-1978
A.M. Bannerman. 1978-1980
B. Bunkell. 1980-1982
J.A. Hooper. 1982-1984
J. Masters. 1984-1986
P.G. Vincent. 1986-1988
A. Roome. 1988-1991
T.J. Silverthorne. 1991-1993
J. Kenny. 1993-1995
C. Caisey. 1995-1997
J.L. Sullivan. 1997-1999
K. Watmough. 1999-2001
P. Mann. 2001-2003
G. Sage. 2003-2005
K. Welch. 2005-2008
D. Ridley. 2008-2010
G.Hooper. 2010-2013
J.Adams 2013-2016
A. Kenny 2016-2019
G. Shaw 2019-2022
Current President R.Goldsmith 2022-