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NFFF Ball 2018

Welcome to the Supreme Ball!

The National Federation of Fish Friers are delighted to unveil James T Blakeman Co Ltd as the Principal Sponsor of the NFFF Ball, which takes place on Sunday 23rd September 2018 at the Village Hotel in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

Celebrate fish and chips, celebrate the industry, celebrate with the NFFF!

Are you looking for a night to enjoy, the NFFF has got it covered! Meet up with your friends and your industry and join us at this year’s NFFF Ball. 

Located to the east of Greater Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne offers great transport links to Manchester city centre and is a stone’s throw away from the M60. With a fabulous night of entertainment lined up with an evening of fine food, wine and dancing into the early hours.  

Andrew Crook, NFFF President said "We are absolutely delighted to announce James T Blakeman Co Ltd as the Principal Sponsor of the NFFF Ball, having worked closely with James T Blakeman Co Ltd in the past we believe we can achieve a night that will be remembered long into the history of the NFFF”

Philip Blakeman, Managing Director of James T Blakeman Co Ltd, added "James T Blakeman  Co Ltd is the home of the famous Supreme Sausage for the fish and chip industry. Founded by James Blakeman in 1953, a strong focus has always been on quality, this has made us a leading manufacturer in both the UK and export markets.

Being the Principal Sponsor of the 2018 NFFF Ball underlines our support for the industry. Much like our products, we are looking forward to a supreme night in Ashton.”



Tickets are on sale now and are priced at the superb value of £65 or £600 for a table of ten. The price includes everything you’d expect at the NFFF’s event of the year: drinks reception, a mouth-watering three-course meal, evening long entertainment and dancing into the early hours.

Tickets are available now through NFFF Head Office in Meanwood, Leeds. Please telephone 0113 230 7044 or email

You can also purchase your tickets online by visiting


Staying the night?

A limited number of rooms have been secured for both Saturday and Sunday nights and are available on a first come, first served basis up to the 10th August 2018

Saturday and Sunday night will each cost £75 for single or double occupancy. The price for accommodation includes breakfast.

Book early to avoid disappointment by calling the reservations team direct on 0161 342 8634



Prinicipal Sponsor

James T Blakeman Co Ltd

'Manufacturers of sausage and meat products.'

Contact: Cherry Ward

Tel: 01782 569610
Raise a glass with ... Sponsor

Kerry Foodservice

'Suppliers of Goldensheaf Batter Mixture, Henry Jones Batter Mixtures, Dinaclass Curry Sauces and Gravy.'

Contact: Customer Care

Tel: 0800 138 1938

An Audience with ... Sponsor 

Premier 1 Filtration

'Top quality filters available.'

Contact: Steve Calvert

Tel: 07836 370234



Federation Silver

Drywite Limited

'Providers of numerous products to the catering industry and specialists in products for fish frying.'

Contact: Nicky Lewis

Tel: 01384 569556



Federation Silver

F Smales & Son Ltd

Supplier of frozen fish, seafood and catering products. The UK's number one supplier of frozen at sea fillets to the fish friers, with the widest choice of frozen at brands in the market.

Contact: Simon Smales

Tel: 01482 324997


Federation Silver
V A Whitley & Co Ltd

V A Whitley & Co Ltd

'Supplying the finest products to fish and chip shops throughout the North West since 1899.'

Contact: Tony Rogers

Tel: 01706 364211


Federation Bronze
T Quality

T Quality

'Suppliers of fish and sundries to the fish and chip industry.'

Contact: Derek Dews

Tel: 07769 933 002