Whitby Seafoods Ltd
|Headquarters||Whitby, United Kingdom|
Whitby Seafoods is a private British company specialising in frozen seafood coated in batter and breadcrumbs that was founded in 1985. It employs 140 people in the North Yorkshire fishing port of Whitby. The business processes up to 3,000 tonnes each year and realises an annual turnover of £15 million across the UK in both food service and retail sectors.
Whitby’s economy is based on fishing and the tourist trade, and located at the mouth of the river Esk, it is well suited for shipping to other areas in Europe. Nipmark Ltd began trading as The Whitby Shellfish Company in 1963. The assets were acquired by Graham Whittle in 1985, creating Whitby Seafoods Ltd. The company moved to a 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) factory on the outskirts of Whitby, and in 2007 acquired Kilkeel, Northern Ireland based Middleton Seafoods.
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