Entries are now open for the new ‘People’s Choice Best Chips Award,’ part of the national ‘Best Chip Shop’ competition, which allows people from all over the country to vote for their favourite chip shop. The award is judged purely via text and online voting.

The Billington family of Oceanz Seafood in Silverdale won the Best Chip Shop competition in 2013 and have experienced first-hand the benefits of this exposure.

“The Best Chip Shop Competition is a great way to promote your business,” said Richard Billington. “What’s more, it provides valuable feedback on the quality of your hot chips. Since winning the award our business boomed. We often get customers travelling long distances just to try our award winning chips.”