At Stickleback Fish, we work closely with our suppliers to guarantee products of the highest quality from sustainable sources. Our success is grounded in forming long-term partnerships to provide reliable and sustainable supply for ourselves and our customers.

Find out more about how we’re working to ensure sustainable business practices and reliable sourcing.

Le Lien Limited
Chris Driver, Managing Director:

Le Lien Ltd was founded in 1992 with the principal objective of becoming the UK’s market leader in supplying fresh fish. Currently over 150,000kg of fresh fish is supplied weekly

Le Lien Ltd place a high importance on the reliability of our suppliers, knowing that the future of our business relies on securing consistent lines of supply and they work regularly with their existing suppliers on improving product-flow, as well as exploring potential new sources and prospective suppliers. During 2008, Le Lien Ltd opened a state-of-the-art Tuna factory in Sri Lanka under a joint venture with local Sri Lankan partners who specialise in fishing and processing.

Le Lien Ltd has achieved its position by embracing and offering several work ethics including:

  • a great team dynamic energy
  • making our business personal
  • offering service excellence
  • an experienced, friendly, and helpful team that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Stickleback Fish have traded with Le Lien Ltd since 2013. In that time, we have forged a lasting relationship built on trust and business strategies to a level which places Stickleback as one of our largest and most respected customers.

Mariner Foods Trading Ltd
Matt Cheeseman, Managing Director:

Atlantic Fresh Ltd have been a major importer of whole fish sourced direct from accredited vessels in Iceland and a key supplier to the fish auctions in the Humber for over 10 years. Their subsidiary company, Mariner Foods Trading Ltd (MFTL), was set up in October 2014 with a view to targeting key players in the industry with whom they could form a working partnership to help establish and ultimately grow the business. The management structure at MFTL has over 20 years’ experience of working with a blue-chip company and understands the intricacies and attention to detail required to service these higher echelon customers.

The Stickleback Fish Co is one of MFTL’s top clients and all care and attention is paid to every order that goes through the system where they are concerned. The management of both companies have identified each other as key future players in the industry and have forged a unique and binding vertical supply relationship to the mutual benefit of both.

In 2018 we opened a new production facility 7 times larger than our the previous production plant. We are all set up to handle volume lines and have the experience across all areas of the business in order to facilitate this. MFTL work to SALSA standard and have full MSC accreditation.