Le Lien Ltd was founded in 1992 by its late Chairman Peter Stagg; with the principal objective of becoming the UK’s market leader in importing fresh fish. Currently Le Lien Ltd import over 150,000kg of fresh fish weekly from more than 15 countries worldwide.
Today the business is owned by Chris Driver (Managing Director), Matt Marshall (Finance Director) and Lee Fawsitt (Commercial Director).
Le Lien Ltd has achieved its position as the number one importer of fresh fish for the UK wholesale sector 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 are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve all customers’ needs and
requirements to the best of our ability.
Le Lien Ltd imports fresh fish in various formats – whole, loins, fillets and portions – which are then distributed from our main distribution hubs in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Grimsby and Heathrow.
We place a high importance on the reliability of our suppliers, knowing that the future of our business relies on securing consistent lines of supply. We work regularly with our 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. In late 2010, Le Lien Ltd also acquired Fawsitt Fish, a trading company in Billingsgate Fish Market, London.
Further developments include the expansion of our European sales division ‘Le Lien Europe’, launched in 2006, which now trades in Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany and Switzerland.