Fish and Chips is nothing unusual but this was a more unlikely combination when the owner of Chips Away in Shrewsbury won a box of fish in a Facebook competition. The contest was held by Newport company Fish in a Box, which delivers parcels of selected fresh seafood to homes all over the country.
Stuart Williams, of professional car body repair service Chips Away, based at the Benbow Business Park in Shrewsbury, said he was thrilled to receive some fresh salmon fillets from the firm after he liked their page on Facebook.
“It was a really great surprise to find out that I’d won this prize and the fish tasted absolutely superb.
“I supposed it was destined that Fish in a Box and Chips Away would be brought together at some point, after all, it’s a British thing and we’re both proud British companies,” he said.
Martin Newbrook, officer administrator for Fish in a Box, said the Facebook competition was a spur-of-the-moment idea and it proved very popular.
“The combination of Fish and Chips Away did not dawn on me until we were having our picture taken,” he said. “It’s quite ironic.”
For more information about Fish in a Box see, www.fishinabox.co.uk.
To find out more about Chips Away, see www.chipsawayshrewsbury.co.uk or call (01743) 466111