Q&A with John Ewing

How long have you been doing what you do (i.e. working in the sector)? 28 Years

Describe the culture of your business in three adjectivesFamilial, Buzzing, Thorough.

How would your clients describe your business? Best in class for quality of fish and quality of service.

You’re the Queen’s fishmonger…what would you cook for her? Dover sole Or Halibut.

What would we find in your fridge? Sliced Meat, Cheese and finger food.

How many seabass can you fillet in a minute? Scale, fillet, pin = 2 fish

How many seabass can your fishmonger colleagues fillet in a minute? Scale, fillet pin = 3 fish

What’s the one problem you are best solving for your clients? Understanding and communicating specifications and requirements.

What are you most passionate about professionally? Reputation of James Knight of Mayfair (Integrity).  

What are some qualities that you value in a person? Integrity, Honesty, Team work.

Would you recommend your sector as a good career opportunity for a youngster? Absolutely, A person with the hunger to develop has great opportunities in learning a great work ethic, customer relations and business management.

What time do you get up? 7:30 am – Unless the needs of the business dictate otherwise. Sometimes 5am if required. In my years in the business, I have got up at varying times including 10pm, midnight, 1am, 2am, and 3am. Thankfully it’s more sociable now!

What’s the most random customer request you’ve ever had? 150 X FISH EYES I have absolutely no idea what they were to be used for.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? Spending time with my family.

Our Business Development Director

John Ewing

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