Service Company of the Year

This award will recognise a UK or Irish shore-based company that has provided outstanding service to the commercial fishing industry in 2019. Nominees could range from fueling and icing companies, to box provision, boatyards, chandleries, net-makers, auctions and vessel agents. We are looking for evidence of outstanding customer service.


Brixham Trawler Agents, Brixham

BTA prides itself on outstanding service to the commercial fishing industry. Provision of services is given to all vessels landing their catch at Brixham, whether they are locally registered vessels, or from other ports in the UK or further afield.
This quality service is provided 24 hours every day (some exceptions) and includes: sorting and grading; a daily auction; settlements within 24 hours of market; fuel; ice; box washing; landing assistance; transport and overland.
June 2019 BTA saw the start of the world’s first ever online clock auction. KOSMOS was developed by BTA with the auction company Aucxis.

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Faithlie Trawl

Fraserburgh netmaker Faithlie Trawl is well known for supplying all types of high-quality nets to existing and new customers, from the SW to Shetland. Personal recommendations, based on both the fishing performance of their nets and the minimum quayside maintenance required, reflects the high level of skilled workmanship and quality of material that goes into their nets. In emergencies they will go above and beyond to ensure you’re back fishing as quickly as possible.
In addition to supervising every stage of making a new net, Willie Hepburn, supported by an experienced team of netmakers, places great importance on providing a personal service to deliver quality products, with an emphasis on fast turnaround times.

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Karl Thomsen

Karl Thomsen’s willingness and ability to work around vessel movements and requirements with his rigging services has been a valued service to the industry for 35 years. Customers say that nothing is a problem to this company, who will always goes out of their way to get you back fishing as quickly as they can, wherever you are in the country. “Karl should be recognised for his services to the fishing industry.”

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