These approved training providers (ATPs) have been approved by us as meeting high standards of training with respect to materials, trainers, resources, and experience. Only Seafish approved training providers may deliver our onshore training courses.
Open Learning Food Hygiene and Health & Safety
ALL Seafish approved trainers and ATPs are approved to invigilate examinations for Seafish open learning programmes in food hygiene and health & safety. ALL Seafish employees and offices are able to invigilate these examinations.
Specialist and Independent Providers
National Federation of Fish Friers, Leeds and Kilkeel
Contact: Helen Brook
Tel: 0113 2307044
The NFFF is a Partner in the Seafood Training Academy and provider of fish frying and customer service training throughout the UK with their network of trainers and assessors. They deliver taught courses at the Fish Frying Training School in Leeds and at their Training Hub in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.
Southern Shellfish Training Centre, Devon
Contact Martin Syvret
Approved for Bivalve Purification Operations and Management training in England, Wales and Southern Ireland.
Scottish Shellfish Training Centre
The Scottish Shellfish Training Centre is currently without a trainer and training is being delivered by the Southern Shellfish Training Centre (see above for contact details). As soon as a trainer is recruited and approved by Seafish normal services will be resumed.
Campden BRI, Chipping Campden
Contact Training Department
Tel: 01386 842104
Campden is an approved venue for advanced quality assessment training, along with the Billingsgate seafood training school, the Grimsby Seafood Village training school, Llangefni Food Technology Centre, BIM's fish technology centre in Co Cork, and several Colleges including Blackpool and the Fylde College.
KFE School of Frying Excellence, Market Deeping
Contact: Tanya Henderson
Tel: 01778 380448
KFE is one of two approved training centres for fish frying training, the other being the NFFF School in Leeds.
Adrian Barratt, Epsom
Tel: 0208 391 0230
Adrian is approved for food safety and HACCP, and is Seafish's Senior Trainer for seafood quality assessment at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. He is able to deliver training throughout the UK.
Richard Chivers, Wellington
Mobile: 07811 643209
Richard is approved for food safety and HACCP, as well as seafood quality assessment up to advanced level. He is able to deliver training throughout SW England and S Wales.
Paul Neve, Hull
Tel: 01482 633639
Paul is approved to deliver Introduction to Fishmongering, Introduction to Fish Filleting, Introductory Seafood Quality Assessment, Fish and Shellfish Display and Merchandising. He is able to deliver training throughout Yorkshire and the Humber and elsewhere in the UK.
Ivan Jaines-White, Grimsby Seafood Village
Tel: 07788 598 661
Ivan is approved as a senior instructor in fish smoking and can deliver smoking courses throughout the UK. Ivan manages the Grimsby Seafood Village Training School and has access to two AFOS micro kilns for smoking training and facilities for delivery of fish filleting and fishmonger training.
Ursula Hartland, Wales and England
Tel: 07752 249808
Ursula is approved to deliver food safety courses for Seafish, and is also able to deliver training in fishmongering skills, knife skills, customer service etc. Ursula is an experienced assessor and business development manager with extensive experience of apprenticeships in fish processing, mongering and fish frying.
Ursula also sits on the steering groups for Seafood Training Network for Wales and supports Seafish onshore training as an independent author of training materials.
Peter Kearney, Independent Trainer
Tel: 07752 248292
Peter is approved by Seafish to deliver food safety courses, and is also able to deliver fishmongering training. As an independent trainer and assessor Peter is able to support fish and shellfish businesses throughout Wales and England with many of their training and staff development needs.
Ian Helmrich, York
Ian is approved to deliver Introductory Food Hygiene, Elementary (Level 2) food hygiene and Introduction to HACCP courses. He is able to deliver in Yorkshire and the Humber and the North of England.
Arthur Brecknell, North West England
Mobile: 07715 917 746
Arthur is approved to deliver Introductory and Elementary Health & Safety courses along with Introductory Fish Quality Assessment courses.
Michael Sim, North East Scotland
Tel: 07813 708487
Michael is approved to deliver a wide range of Food Hygiene, HACCP and Health & Safety training courses. Michael is the Head of Technical for Thistle Seafoods Ltd.
Brian Artingstoll, North East Scotland
Tel: 01779 482732
Brian is approved to deliver various Food Hygiene, HACCP and Health & Safety training courses. Brian is also the Training and Development Manager at Thistle Seafoods Ltd.
Jean Meikle, North East Scotland
Tel: 01779 480890
Jean is approved to deliver Food Safety and HACCP training courses. Jean is also the Technical Training Consultant for the Scottish Seafood Association.
Liz Soutar, Annan
Tel: 01461 201873
Mobile: 07860 601299
Liz is approved to deliver Introductory Food Hygiene in the seafood industry as well as Elementary Food Hygiene. She is also able to invigilate both Elementary open learning programmes in food hygiene and health & safety, as well as REHIS's Intermediate Food Hygiene by eLearning programme for Seafish.
Liz is able to deliver training in SW Scotland and NW England and further afield.
Ian Meek, Inverness
Tel: 07780 965049
Ian is approved to deliver Introductory Food Hygiene in the seafood industry as well as Elementary Food Hygiene. Ian is also able to deliver Introduction to HACCP.
Emma Cunningham, Fraserburgh and Livingston
Emma delivers Food Hygiene training courses to her colleagues at Young’s Seafood and Macrae.
Michael Bates, North East Scotland
Michael delivers Food Hygiene and HACCP training courses.
Sheila Chapman, Orkney Islands
Tel: 07470 292517
Sheila is approved to deliver Introductory and Elementary Food Hygiene as well as Introduction to HACCP. She focuses on the seafood manufacturing sector and the sea farms industry.
Donna Maver, Portlethen
Tel: 01224 784461
Donna is approved to deliver Introductory and Elementary Food Hygiene as well as Introduction to HACCP and is available to deliver training across a variety of regions throughout Scotland and the Isles.
Neil Jones, Grimsby
Tel: 07889 314 984
Neil is approved to deliver food safety, health & safety and HACCP training courses. He is able to deliver throughout Lincolnshire and the Humber.
Nick Stobbs, Carlisle
Tel: 01228 590800
Nick is approved to deliver Introductory Food Hygiene industry. He is able to deliver training in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway.
Hugh Mantle, North Yorkshire
Tel: 01423 872455
Mobile: 07831 577296
Hugh is approved to deliver Introductory (Level 1) and Elementary (Level 2) Food Hygiene and also delivers training courses for the National Federation of Fish Friers.
Anne Ellison-Webb and Steve Ellison SW England
Tel: 01736 763939
Anne and Steve are trainers in food safety and HACCP. They are approved to deliver REHIS courses in food hygiene and HACCP in the seafood industry, and are based in the South West. Ellison-Webb Training has centres in the SW and Birmingham and can deliver training in both these areas.
Generalist Training Provider Organisations
Billingsgate Seafood Training School
Eastern Seafish Training Association
Contact: Clive Monk
Tel: 01362 822449/07754 196777
Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
Contact: Emma Durham
Tel: 01472 311222 ex.1359
Midlands Seafish Industry Training Association
National Federation of Fish Friers
Trainers for Scotland include (see above):
Trainers for Northern Ireland include:
Trainers for Wales include Ursula Hartland, Peter Kearney, Chris Parker and others.
Trainers for England include: