Benefits of Membership


Some may question the benefits of membership; the GFMA offers a competitive advantage that sets them apart from other organisations. Potential members need to cut through the average to identify those which offer the best. Grimsby FMA can offer a commitment to working on behalf of its members. We offer a range of services that can be tailored to meet individual needs whilst at all times ensuring total confidentiality Whilst we are Grimsby based our membership is geographically spread from Aberdeen to Grimsby; therefore no matter where you are located you can be a member and receive full support.

Whilst we are Grimsby based our membership is geographically spread from
Aberdeen to Grimsby; therefore no matter where you are located you can be a
member and receive full support.

Membership Services Include

•         Fish Settlement - a bespoke financial service that guarantees
payment to suppliers, vessel owners, merchants' within 10 days. Weekly
transactions average £1M

•         Legal - advice on matters relating to employment law and debt
collection.

•         Representation - we are proactive with industry related
organisations especially Seafish where we serve on various advisory
committees including the Food Legislation Expert Group.

•         Local Government - strong interface with North East Lincolnshire
Council and their partner Balfour Beatty in respect of Regeneration and
Environmental Health for advice on food safety, hygiene, waste disposal and
export certificates etc.

•         National and European Government - close liaison with MP's and
MEP's

•         Grimsby Fish Market - we are shareholders and are proactive in
promoting the port to attract more supply. Grimsby can offer a range of
services and competitive rates to visiting vessels.

•         Humber Seafood Institute - board members.

•         Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education - we have a
close association for training industry innovation.

•         Port Authority - we work closely with ABP on many issues but
especially on waste management and the long-term redevelopment of the fish
dock estate.

•         Waste management - there are local companies who collect
polystyrene free of charge and offer a competitive price for other waste streams.

•         Secretarial (typing/fax/photocopying) service; especially for
small companies.