Ian Perkes began as a fish retailer in 1976 and has since extended both a wholesale and export arm into the business. The progression into exporting was natural one considering the fish caught at Brixham is primarily dover sole, turbot, monktail etc.
The company also provides a service to the catering trade, distributing to hotels and restaurants. All orders are fulfilled using a distribution network which has an overnight service that can deliver goods promptly and in optimum condition to anywhere with the UK.
All exported goods are distributed using an express service via Boulogne, France. Ian Perkes' primary aim is to run an efficient high standard fish merchants business, specialising in prime products with the emphasis being on premium quality rather than quantity. There is a fleet of around 50 boats in Brixham which fish for one day only and a fleet of approximately 25 beam trawlers which fish for four or five days at a time.
The company maintains a twenty-four hour delivery for fish, from caught to being delivered to the customer. Ian Perkes Fish Exporter/Importer is now a well established company which provides an excellent service, with customer satisfaction being paramount to the company's success.
Looking towards the future the company will consolidate keeping the business neat and efficient ensuring customer loyalty through the unbeatable quality and efficient service provided.
Pictured on the Royal Yacht Britannia to the far left of HRH is Jack Perkes - Grandfather of Ian and Sean – who between 1945 and 1955 was the chairman of the English and Welsh Inshore Fishermen’s Protection Committee and would represent the inshore fishermen on a regular basis in the House of Commons.