Nominated for:
Family business of the year
Customer Service
Best Business to work for

The Elite Fish & Chip Company is a family-run chain of traditional fish and chip restaurants and takeaways, operating in Lincolnshire. Founded in 1988 by David and Freda Tweedale, the company is now overseen by three generations of the family. 

The company’s focus is on customer service and great-tasting fish and chips. The family is also passionate about CSR and giving back to the communities they serve. 

As a result of the company’s focus on customer service, many customers are long-standing regulars. This also means that many generations of the same family return year after year to the Elite’s familiar surroundings to enjoy great fish and chips. The Tweedale family is immensely proud of this fact and takes pride in having a loyal local following.

The Elite also has a commitment to sustainability and is registered with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). This means that the fish and seafood they serve is certified as being caught in sustainable fishing grounds. The Elite can also trace where the fish they serve is from, down to the trawler that caught the fish frying that week. 

This year the Elite is aiming to raise more than £30,000 for three chosen charities to celebrate 30 years in business. The RNLI, the RAF Association and Sleaford Dementia Support are all set to benefit from customers’ and staff’s generosity.

What town/city are you based in?
LincolnLincolnshire (Midlands)

Number of generations
3rd generation


Number of employees