About Us :
Since 1982, Brown & May has been supplying fresh fish, seafood and a large range of other products to the catering industry. In 2002 we moved to brand new, purpose built premises on the Mid Suffolk Business Park in Eye, Suffolk, and have continued to provide quality produce to the catering industry in the East Anglia region.
“I have been using Brown & may as my main fish supplier since opening Sculthorpe Mill in 2021. They have access to local day boat fish, and countrywide markets, making them incredibly important to our business. The team know their stuff and are always willing to help “– Elliot –
Sculthorpe Mill ,Fakenham
“Brown & May have been one of our preferred suppliers for over 10 years . They always go the extra mile. They deliver the quality, competitive pricing and can source products that chefs requires for his unique dishes “– T –
The Galleria , Cambridge
“We have been dealing with Brown & May for many , many years. Quality of fresh, frozen and dry stored products.-Nigel- owner
Quality of service- Excellent !”
Marsham Arms Coaching Inn, Hevingham
Greyhound Inn ,Hickling
“We have used Brown and May for several years now, and their quality and service are second to none. All the staff are friendly, helpful and efficient and would highly recommend the company to other pubs and restaurants.”– Team –
Greyhound Inn, Hickling
“I have been a loyal customer of yours for several years. I am very happy with your customer service, deliveries, and your drivers. I find it easy to speak to you when there is a problem. Nothing seems to be an issue and you always deliver a duty of care to us. I whole heartily recommend you and hope that it will continue for the future. Thank you for supplying us throughout these testing times“
–Mr H Kubala –
Head Chef. The Brook Hotel Norwich Norfolk.
“We’ve been doing business with Brown & May for three years now, and for good reason. They offer us great quality, fresh products at sensible prices and their delivery schedules are excellent, both in terms of turning up on time and the amount of deliveries per week we receive. We find Brown & May to be really proactive in letting us know if they’re unable to source a product in advance which is really helpful in terms of dish planning. It always makes me smile, too when Lesley rings us for our order, as she’s always so friendly, warm and knowledgeable. We like doing business with people, rather than automated systems“– Kate Wood – Owner
Queens Head, Bramfield
“We thoroughly endorse Brown and May as local fresh fish suppliers to Strattons Hotel. Their service is excellent with staff going that extra mile be it the ordering department keeping us informed of products or availability or the delivery team being prompt and always courteous on site.”– Vanessa Scott – Director
Strattons Hotel, Norfolk
The Dennington Queen
“Brown & May have been one of our preferred suppliers for over 5 years. They always deliver on quality , competitive pricing and will source products that we require. We get fresh fish supplied to our specification and delivered 5 days a week “– Jon Reeces – Owner
The Dennington Queen
Threats facing the marine resource have become increasingly apparent in recent years, and the most significant is, quite simply, from us. We are now fishing more from the sea than it is able to generate and around the world fish stocks are in decline. As a result a number of measures to protect and ensure the future commercial viability of fish stocks have been introduced, on an international, national, regional and voluntary scale.
Brown & May Ltd have over 25 years experience as a wholesale supplier of fish & shellfish. Throughout this time our associate company – Brown & May Marine Ltd – has also been in operation, whose expertise lies in natural fish resource and commercial fishing assessments. The combined experience of these companies gives us to have a high level of understanding of the threats facing commercial fish stocks, how best to ensure their sustainability, and how to pass on this knowledge to our customers.
Our Approach to Sustainability
Brown & May Ltd maintain continual awareness of the measures in place to ensure the continued sustainability of all fish stocks. We are committed to the following policies to contribute to the sustainability of the fish and shellfish we supply:
- We source only healthy, adult fish stocks.
- Where possible, and if considered suitable by our own assessment, we source MSC certified species.
- We source species targeted using non-destructive methods.
- We avoid species caught through harmful or irresponsible fishing practices.
- We promote and sell local and seasonal produce.
- We avoid species during sensitive periods – i.e. spawning times.
- We are actively involved in the monitoring and conservation of pressure stocks and endangered species.
- We source farmed fish from small scale responsible farmers wherever possible.
- We promote sustainable alternatives.
- We support local fishermen’s associations and cooperatives.
- We subscribe to the Seafish Responsible Fishing Methods Scheme and monitor the fishing methods used in our supply chain.
Brown & May Ltd participate fully in the development of future practices which will further enable the continued sustainability of fish stocks.