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Business / Business as usual as new owners take charge of Brae fish and chip shop

THE AWARD-winning Frankie’s fish and chip shop in Brae is now under new ownership.

Corinna and Mark Hoseason, from Gott, have bought the business after previous owner Valerie Johnson put it up for sale.

The Brae chippy launched in 2008, and in 2015 it was named the UK’s top independent takeaway fish and chip shop.

Johnson put the business on the market to allow time for other interests.

Mark Hoseason, a former partner in the Guardian Angell (LK 272) whitefish trawler, said that after 23 years at the fishing it was the right time to take on an establish local business that is promoting local produce.

“We bought the business on Monday night, and had family and friends gathering with the staff here on Tuesday, and today [Wednesday] is the first day in business,” he said.

The 39 year old said he had spent most of the day in Lerwick meeting suppliers and getting a handle on running the business.

He said Frankie’s had moved away from using plastic packaging and cutlery some time ago, and this was something he and his wife were keen to continue.

“We are hoping to keep things going, keep a good name and have a happy staff and family,” he said.

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