WINNERS! ONLINE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2014
We are very proud to announce that The Cornish Fishmonger has won 'Online Business of the Year 2014' at the Farm Shop & Deli Awards!
The Farm Shop & Deli Awards, in partnership with Olives et Al, recognise the very best standards in speciality retail and celebrate the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of the speciality retail scene, with categories ranging from butchers, bakers, farm shops and delis through to garden centres, food halls and online businesses.
The Farm Shop & Deli Awards received a record number of entrants from hundreds of businesses across the UK, judged by an elite team of discerning foodie favourites, including Chef Tom Aikens, Actress and television cook Lisa Faulkner and British Bake Off alumni Ed Kimber, Brendan Lynch and Cathryn Dresser, along with thousands of public votes from consumers supporting their favourite speciality retailers.
BBC Radio 2's Nigel Barden, Chair of Judges, said:
"It's gratifying to know that there are so many excellent purveyors of food & drink in Britain, like The Cornish Fishmonger. I have been delighted, moved & inspired by the people I've met and it's marvellous to find local retailers like The Cornish Fishmonger, are so much at the heart of their community."
When buying fresh fish online it is vital that we give our customers as
much trust and authority as we can about our service and the quality of
our seafood. Winning the ‘Online Business Of The Year' Award helps
enormously with that message. Our customers have now another independent
trusted source to reference when choosing between us and our
It wasn't all down to the judges, here are some of the comments from the people that vote for us:
"Fabulous fish. Delivery next day always about 9 am before 12. Easy to order. So efficient. Amazing quality and variety. Packed in insulated boxes. Just excellent."
"First class web site showing all of their products, with a very good delivery system & low prices "
"They provide constantly good quality products which arrive in tip top condition. They very rarely have stock issues and their enormous prawns are just that"
"Top quality fish consistently delivered on time. Very friendly customer service. Range of fish available is extensive. I can only say again how fresh the fish is"
"It is difficult in most areas of the UK to find really good fishmonger selling fresh fish, and if you are one of those people who are lucky enough to find such a supplier locally then you are most often forced to pay a very high price for the product. It is very refreshing then to find a company that not only catches seafood of all varieties on their own trawler(s), but will prepare them to your requirements, charge a very reasonable price, and deliver them anywhere in the UK for the small charge of £7.50."
"We struggle to get good quality fish in our area so I rely on online retailers. I was drawn to Wing because of the clarity of their website, their knowledge and detailed information provided about the products they offer. Including yearly availability of various fish. I was delighted with the first shipment. The fish was well prepared, filleted, packed well and arrived on time. When I placed my last order, I suggested that they offer a selection of shell waste for stock. Albeit I had already placed my order, my email was responded to within minutes (which is a first in my experience) offering me crab shells. The delivery arrived. Once again, on time, well packed and presented with what must be a few pounds of crab shells included with the order. Very pleased. Great responsive online retailer. Good website, great products and reasonably priced. I would certainly recommend Wings to others. They deserved to be recognised for the quality and variety of their products but also for their excellent customer care"
"Superb online service - excellent choice of produce and always seasonal and fresh local seafood and fish available. Very solicitous staff. Marvellous to be able to get such fresh fish in mid-wales! I have used this business two or three times now and the service has been terrific - great quality fish, brilliant service (always delivered on time, to wherever is most convenient) and competitive price. Takes away a lot of the stress of sourcing and preparing fish for large dinner parties (which is usually one of the most difficult elements)"
"The whole package of ordering on line to delivery cannot be faulted. The quality of the product is superb, packaging as requested and delivery is spot on. Opening the parcel is a pleasure, so well packed are the contents."
"Have in the last hour received another outstanding order of fresh fish from Wings. The quality of their products is second to none. The whole process of ordering, receiving and eating is a great joy to me. A great family friendly business I would recommend to anyone."
"I have been buying the best quality Cornish fish from Wings whilst on holiday in Newquay and delivered to my home in Chester for several years. They can be relied on for both expert advice and prompt, reliable service. The Wings website has helpful information about all of their fish - availability, sustainability and helpful advice about preparation - as well as recipes formulated by some of the country's top chefs. It is a treat to eat their high quality products and they should be justly proud of their reputation and their achievements to date"
"Incredibly responsive and professional customer service combined with high quality fish supplied is a winning combination"