Onshore Approved Training Providers

At Seafish we work in partnership with individuals to ensure that the onshore seafood industry has access to high quality and cost-effective training.

Providers of Seafish training courses
Our network of expert approved training providers deliver a range of training courses which are endorsed by us. To book a training course, you need to contact an approved training provider. Their contact details along with further information can be accessed below. Scroll down or click on the topic you’re interested in and a list from the jump links and that will take you to a list of training providers with their contact details.

Online training invigilated examinations
Some of our training courses follow an open learning programme or can be studied online. Examples include online food hygiene and online health and safety. Following completion of an open learning or online course, please email our Onshore Training team to book an invigilated exam. We will put you in touch with one of our approved exam invigilators.

Food Hygiene

Martin Syvret, Southern Shellfish Training Centre
Location: England, South West (Devon) - can deliver training in England and Wales 
Contact details: martin@aquafishsolutions.com, 07966 461 810   
Level offered: Introductory - bivalve                                           

Gordon Gibb, Polaris Learning
Location: Scotland
Contact details: gordon@polaris-learning.com, 07739 591 228
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary              

Donna Maver, DM Training Consultants 
Location: Scotland, Aberdeenshire - can deliver training through Scotland and the Isles
Contact details: donna@dmtraining.org, 01224 784 461  
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary

Liz Soutar, Liz Soutar Training
Location: Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway - can deliver training in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Southern Scotland and Cumbria 
Contact details: lizsoutartraining@outlook.com, 07860 601 299
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary

Jean Meikle, Scottish Seafood Association
Location: Scotland, Grampian- can deliver remote support across Scotland and the Isles
Contact details: jean@scottishseafoodassociation.com, 07557 704 6249 / 01779 480 890
Level offered: Intermediate via eLearning programme, Introductory, Elementary        

Michael Sim, MAS Food Consultancy Ltd    
Location: Scotland, North East
Contact details: michael.sim@live.co.uk, 07813 708 487
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary, Intermediate (eLearning)           

Steve Ellison, Ellison-Webb Training
Location: England, South West and Birmingham
Contact details: anne@ewt.co.uk, 01736 763 939
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary    

Mathew Thompson, University of Lincoln             
Location: England, Lincolnshire - can deliver training throughout the UK 
Contact details: MaThompson@lincoln.ac.uk, 07966 179 174
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary                              

Hugh Mantle, Independent Trainer but also works with National Federation of Fish Friers 
Location: England, North Yorkshire    
Contact details: hughmantle@hotmail.co.uk, 01423 872 455 / 07831 577 296
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary                                

Sheila Chapman, Independent Trainer
Location: Scotland, Orkney
Contact details: chapmans65@yahoo.com, 07470 292 517
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary              

Irene Williamson, Train Shetland
Location: Scotland, Shetland
Contact details: irene.williamson@shetland.gov.uk, 01595 744 702
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary              

Peter Kearney, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales - can deliver training throughout Wales and England
Contact details: peterk126@sky.com, 07752 248 292
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary                              

Ursula Hartland, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales / England
Contact details: suhartland@sky.com, 07752 249 808
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary              

Rachel Jones, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales, Snowdonia - can deliver courses across North Wales
Contact details: Rachel@a470training.co.uk, 07941 150 236
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary (in Welsh)        

Company specific approved training providers

Michael Bates is approved to delivery Introductory and Elementary Food Hygiene training courses to staff at Seafood Ecosse.

Brian Artingstoll is approved to deliver Introductory and Elementary Food Hygiene training courses to staff at Thistle Seafoods.           
 

HACCP

Liz Soutar, Liz Soutar Training
Location: Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway - can deliver training in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Southern Scotland and Cumbria
Contact details: lizsoutartraining@outlook.com, 07860 601 299
Level offered: Introductory HACCP, Elementary HACCP

Donna Maver, DM Training Consultants
Location: Scotland, Aberdeenshire - can deliver training through Scotland and the Isles
Contact details: donna@dmtraining.org, 01224 784 461 
Level offered: Introductory HACCP, Elementary HACCP

Jean Meikle, Scottish Seafood Association
Location: Scotland, North East
Contact details: jean@scottishseafoodassociation.com, 07557 704 6249 ,01779 480 890
Level offered: Introductory HACCP, Elementary HACCP

Michael Sim, MAS Food Consultancy Ltd
Location: Scotland, North East
Contact details: michael.sim@live.co.uk, 07813 708 487
Level offered: Introductory HACCP, Elementary HACCP

Peter Kearney, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales - can deliver training throughout Wales and England
Contact details: peterk126@sky.com, 07752 248 292
Level offered: Introductory HACCP         

Ursula Hartland, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales / England
Contact details: suhartland@sky.com, 07752 249 808
Level offered: Introductory HACCP    

Mathew Thompson, University of Lincoln
Location: England, Lincolnshire - can deliver training throughout the UK
Contact details: MaThompson@lincoln.ac.uk, 07966 179 174
Level offered: Introductory HACCP                                     

Sheila Chapman, Independent Trainer
Location: Scotland, Orkney
Contact details: chapmans65@yahoo.com, 07470 292 517
Level offered: Introductory HACCP         

Irene Williamson, Train Shetland              
Location: Scotland, Shetland      
Contact details: irene.williamson@shetland.gov.uk, 01595 744 702
Level offered: Introductory HACCP               

Rachel Jones, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales, Snowdonia - can deliver courses across North Wales
Contact details: Rachel@a470training.co.uk, 07941 150 236
Level offered Introductory HACCP, Elementary HACCP (in Welsh)

Company specific approved training providers

Michael Bates is approved to delivery Introductory and Elementary HACCP training courses to staff at Seafood Ecosse.

Brian Artingstoll is approved to deliver Introductory and Elementary HACCP training courses to staff at Thistle Seafoods. 

Health and Safety         

Arthur Brecknell, Independent Trainer 
Location: England, North West
Contact details: ab.associates@ymail.com, 07715 917 746
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary              

Steve Ellison, Ellison-Webb Training
Location: England, South West and Birmingham
Contact details: anne@ewt.co.uk, 01736 763 939
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary

Gordon Gibb, Polaris Learning
Location: Scotland
Contact details: gordon@polaris-learning.com, 07739 591 228
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary                      

Brian Artingstoll, Thistle Seafoods
Location: Scotland, North East
Contact details: brian.artingstoll@thistleseafoods.com, 01779 482 732
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary              

Irene Williamson, Train Shetland
Location: Scotland, Shetland
Contact details: irene.williamson@shetland.gov.uk, 01595 744 702
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary              

Ursula Hartland , Independent Trainer
Location: Wales / England
Contact details: suhartland@sky.com, 07752 249 808
Level offered: Introductory, Elementary

Bivalve Purification

Martin Syvret, Southern Shellfish Training Centre
Location: England, South West (Devon) - can deliver training in England and Wales
Contact details: martin@aquafishsolutions.com, 07966 461 810
Level offered: Bivalve Purification Operations and (in prep) Bivalve Purification Management

Andy MacLeod, Food Standards Company
Location: Scotland, Oban - can deliver training throughout the UK
Contact details: andy.macleod@runbox.com, 07540 356 419
Level offered: Bivalve Shellfish Hygiene Verification (for EHOs and other inspectors/auditors).

Fishmongering

Ivan Jaines-White, Independent Trainer
Location: England, Grimsby - can deliver training throughout the UK
Contact details: ivan.jaines-white@outlook.com, 07788 598 661

Paul Neve, Independent Trainer              
Location: England, Hull - can deliver training throughout Yorkshire, Humber and elsewhere in the UK
Contact details: neve@samak.karoo.co.uk, 01482 633 639

Gordon Gibb, Polaris Learning
Location: Scotland
Contact details: gordon@polaris-learning.com, 07739 591 228

Peter Kearney, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales - can deliver training throughout Wales and England
Contact details: peterk126@sky.com, 07752 248 292

Ursula Hartland, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales / England
Contact details: suhartland@sky.com, 07752 249 808

Terry Martin, Independent Trainer
Location: England, Hampshire - London and SE England
Contact details: terrysinbox@icloud.com, 07979 705 010

Hal Dawson, Independent Trainer
Location: Northern Ireland
Contact details: hal.dawson@btinternet.com, 07771 815 589

 

Fish Filleting and Knife Skills

Ivan Jaines-White, Independent Trainer
Location: England, Grimsby - can deliver training throughout the UK
Contact details: ivan.jaines-white@outlook.com, 07788 598 661

Paul Neve, Independent Trainer
Location: England, Hull - can deliver training throughout Yorkshire, Humber and elsewhere in the UK
Contact: neve@samak.karoo.co.uk, 01482 633 639

Gordon Gibb, Polaris Learning
Location: Scotland
Contact details: gordon@polaris-learning.com, 07739 591 228

Peter Kearney, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales - can deliver training throughout Wales and England
Contact details: peterk126@sky.com, 07752 248 292

Ursula Hartland, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales / England
Contact details: suhartland@sky.com, 07752 249 808

Terry Martin, Independent Trainer
Location: England, Hampshire - London and SE England
Contact details: terrysinbox@icloud.com, 07979 705 010

Hal Dawson, Independent Trainer
Location: Northern Ireland
Contact: hal.dawson@btinternet.com, 07771 815 589

Fish Frying

National Federation of Fish Friers
Location: England, Leeds
Contact details: training@nfff.co.uk or helen@nfff.co.uk.co.uk, 0113 320 8276

KFE School of Frying Excellence
Location: Lincolnshire, England
Contact details: tanya.henderson@kfeltd.co.uk or sarah.mcloughlin@kfeltd.co.uk, 01778 380 448

 

Fish Quality Assessment

Adrian Barratt, Independent Trainer
Location: England, Surrey - can deliver training throughout the UK
Contact details: adrianbarratt@btinternet.com, 0208 391 0230
Level offered: Principles (remote), Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced

Paul Neve, Independent Trainer              
Location: England, Hull - can deliver training throughout Yorkshire, Humber and elsewhere in the UK
Contact details: neve@samak.karoo.co.uk, 01482 633 639
Level offered: Principles (remote), Introductory, Support for Intermediate and Advanced

Arthur Brecknell, Independent Trainer
Location: England, North West
Contact details: ab.associates@ymail.com, 07715 917 746
Level offered: Introductory        

Peter Kearney, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales - can deliver training throughout Wales and England
Contact details: peterk126@sky.com, 07752 248 292
Level offered: Introductory

Ursula Hartland, Independent Trainer
Location: Wales / England
Contact details: suhartland@sky.com, 07752 249 808
Level offered: Introductory

Food Authenticity and Integrity Verification

Andy MacLeod, Food Standards Company
Location: Scotland, Oban - can deliver training throughout the UK
Contact details: andy.macleod@runbox.com, 07540 356 419

Food Defence and Integrity

Mathew Thompson, University of Lincoln
Location: England, Lincolnshire - can deliver training throughout the UK
Contact details: MaThompson@lincoln.ac.uk, 07966 179 174

Others to be advised upon application to Seafish.

Seafood Smoking

Ivan Jaines-White, Independent Trainer
Location: England, Grimsby - can deliver training throughout the UK
Contact details: ivan.jaines-white@outlook.com, 07788 598 661
Level offered: Principles (remote), Introductory, Advanced and inhouse coaching and consultancy

Gordon Gibb, Polaris Learning
Location: Scotland
Contact details: 
gordon@polaris-learning.com, 07739 591 228
Level offered: Introductory

Other seafood training providers

If you are looking for training that isn’t included on the list of Seafish courses above you can try contacting the following training organisations:

Midlands Seafish Industry Training Association
Website: www.midlands-seafish.org.uk

Billingsgate Seafood Training School
Website: www.seafoodtraining.org

Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
Website: grimsby.ac.uk

University of Lincoln - National Centre for Food Manufacturing
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/holbeach/

Contacts

Contact our Onshore Training team
E: onshore@seafish.co.uk
T: 01472 252 300

If you are a trainer interested in becoming approved to deliver our onshore courses contact
Lee Cooper, National Learning & Standards Manager:
E: Lee.Cooper@seafish.co.uk
T: 01482 486 482