The Bournemouth and Poole campaign is coordinated by the Bournemouth and Poole Food partnership.
Bournemouth and Poole became the first Sustainable Fish City in the world in 2015!
Caterers serving over 2.5 million meals per year across the towns of Bournemouth and Poole are now committed to serving only demonstrably sustainable fish. If you are a food-serving business in Bournemouth or Poole they still need your help!
We would like even more institutions to join the movement to support sustainable fisheries and protect precious marine ecosystems by signing the pledge, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The following organisations have already done so; promising to buy, serve and promote sustainable fish to their staff and customers.
Local authorities and schools
Bournemouth Borough Council
Bournemouth Borough Council is the single largest employer in Bournemouth, and operates from three main venues – the Main Town Hall, the Customer Services Centre on St Stevens Road, and the Kinson Hub. The Council has signed the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge on behalf of the staff catering service is provided by Mouchel Business Services, and provides sandwiches and other food and drinks for staff and Council events.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is the largest conference, events and concert venue on the South Coast of the UK with a concert capacity of 10,000 and four auditoria. Their seasonal ice rink alone attracts over 80,000 visits per year. The Centre is owned by Bournemouth Borough Council and managed by BH Live, who operate several on-site bars and cafes, and provide catering services for events ranging from small business meetings to large international conferences and gala dinners.
The Bournemouth Pavilion is a Grade II listed venue, built in the 1920s. It includes a theatre, holding a seated audience of just under 1,500, the ballroom and a variety of smaller rooms. It hosts year round opera, ballet, comedy, banquets, fairs, corporate presentations, conferences and exhibitions.The pavilion is owned by Bournemouth Borough Council and managed and operated by BH Live. In 2012 the Terrace Bistro opened, allowing visitors to enjoy freshly made produce using local ingredients.
Chartwells – the Creative Kitchen for Schools
Chartwells provide food and catering services to schools in Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council and Poole Borough Council. They provide catering for the majority of primary schools across Bournemouth and Poole - almost 2.3 million meals per year and have already taken the important step of removing all red-rated species from menus.
The Littledown Centre is an award-winning leisure, swimming, football, spa, indoor sports centre and gym, set in 47 acres of parkland. The Centre is owned by Bournemouth Borough Council and managed and operated by BH Live, who operate The Terrace Café Bar and catering for parties and events.
Pelhams Park Leisure Centre
Located in North Bournemouth, Pelhams Park Leisure Centre is a public leisure centre with two swimming pools, a large gym, aerobic studios, spinning studio, and a ‘FeelGood Factory’. The Centre is owned by Bournemouth Borough Council and managed and operated by BH Live, who operate The Terrace Café Bar and catering for parties and events.
Poole Grammar School
Poole Grammar School is an all-boys selective school of 1200 pupils, rated outstanding in all areas by OFSTED. It is already a Gold member of the Food For Life Partnership, which promotes healthy eating for pupils and sustainable food sourcing, and these values are reflected not only in the school meals but in the food technology and environmental science curriculum. They serve freedom food certified products, make their own honey, and grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs. In signing the SFC pledge the school re-affirms its commitments to sustainable food procurement.
Queens Park Golf Course
Set in the beautiful pine woodlands of Queens Park, the 18-hole golf course is popular with Bournemouth residents, as well as hosting the Bournemouth Open amateur tournament each June. BH Live Hospitality operates the Terrace Café and Bar at the Queen's Park Golf Course Pavilion in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council.
Bournemouth Hospital provides health care for the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and part of the New Forest, with a total population of around 550,000. The hospital provides thousands of meals per year to patients, and by signing the Sustainable Fish City pledge is affirming their commitment to sustainability.
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 621-bed acute general hospital, predominantly serving the 272,000 people living in Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck, and is the trauma unit for East Dorset, with a 24-hour major A&E department. The hospital provides thousands of meals per year to patients, and by signing the Sustainable Fish City pledge is affirming their commitment to sustainability.
Bournemouth University has taken many steps towards improving their sustainability as an institution, and currently has over 17,000 students. One project aimed at improving their sustainability is a Save Earth awareness programme, which has been designed to raise University staff and students awareness of the impact their daily actions have on the environment.
Bournemouth and Poole College
Bournemouth and Poole further and higher education college teaches over 4500 students in vocational and academic pursuits, and is ranked one the top twenty catering colleges in the world, having been awarded the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) in recognition of the quality of the College’s culinary education programme. The collage runs a coffee shop, brasserie and restaurant on campus.
Abbey Life Assurance Company Limited
Abbey Life Assurance is a company specialising in Life and Pension Funds. Abbey Life aims to "be a solid and dependable organisation that is recognised for operating to high standards, providing good levels of service to our customers, and delivering what we have promised."
Ageas are one of the UK's largest over 50s insurance providers. The company's twelve locations share an environmentally conscious approach; striving to improve their impact on power, water, gas and paper resources. Ageas encourage cycling to work, support local and national charities, and their sites in Eastleigh and Gloucester have electricity supplied from 100% renewable sources.
BH Live is a not-for-profit charitable trust which manages many of the largest and most important leisure, cultural, entertainment and sports venues and events in Bournemouth and Poole. They operate bars, café’s and bistros in many of their venues, as well as event catering and food retail outlets. BH Live employ over 600 people and their sites are visited by over 2.5 million people per year.
JP Morgan is one of the largest, and best known banking firms in the UK, it specialises in Asset Management, Private Banking, Corporate Banking and research, and has offices in London, Bournemouth, Glasgow and Edinburgh. JP Morgan serve around 200,000 meals to their hungry employees in Bournemouth each year, and in June 2014 became the first large employer in Bournemouth to sign the Fish Cities pledge.
LV= (Liverpool Victoria)
LV= Are a dynamic financial services business providing a range of insurance, investments and retirement products. LV= have over 5 million customers, 17 offices, and are the third largest car insurer in the UK. As a responsible employer with values rooted in mutuality, LV= take their responsibilities to their members, customers, employees and the wider community seriously and are passionate about making a positive impact.
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 621-bed acute general hospital, predominantly serving the 272,000 people living in Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. At the end of 2013/14, Poole Hospital employed in excess of 4,200 staff and some 300 volunteers. Staff receive a discount at the Dolphin Restaurant, which serves hot and cold food to thousands of visitors, patients and staff each day.
The Highcliff Marriot Hotel Staff Restaurant
The Highcliff Marriot Hotel sits high on the top of Bournemouth’s West Cliff. The iconic building dates back to the 1870s, but now offers modern, 4-star luxury and is famous for it's panoramic sea views. With 160 guest rooms, event facilities, an onsite health club, indoor and outdoor pools, and the award-winning 2 AA-Rosette Highcliff Grill the hotel employs hundreds of staff. The staff are served quality, sustainable meals, which will now contain only 100% sustainable fish.
The Jordans & Ryvita Company
The Jordans & Ryvita Company are a leading manufacturer of cereals and crackers. The company can trace its origins back to Holme Mill, which is recorded in the Doomsday Book! They now take environmental sustainability seriously, asking their grain suppliers to dedicate 10% of their land to wildlife, caring for the countryside, and even supporting the Prince of Wales' Countryside Fund. They have a staff canteen which serves approximately 3,000 meals containing fish (out of about 14,000) per year and in signing the pledge they are doing their part to protect our oceans as well as countryside.
The RNLI Staff Restaurant – The Hub
The RNLI are the national charity providing lifeboats, lifeguards and safety advice to end preventable loss of life at sea. The RNLI have a network of more than 31,000 volunteers, and employ 1600 people across 235 lifeboat stations. Their headquarters in Poole house the training centre and central staff, and the Hub restaurant provides meals for staff.
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospital
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospital is an acute general hospital with nearly 700 beds and a large accident and emergency centre, which sees around 60,000 patients per year. With around 4000 members of staff, the Hospital is one of the major employers in Bournemouth and Poole. Staff have a choice of restaurants and a Catering Loyalty Scheme - with healthy options earning bonus points.
Restaurants and iconic businesses
A.F.C. Bournemouth football club play in the Championship, the second tier in the English Football League. The club, nicknamed ‘The Cherries’, were established in 1899 and play at Dean Court in Kings Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth. The club further boasts award winning hospitality with various tailored packages, and now, sustainably sourced fish!
Ashleys Fish and Chips
Ashleys Fish and Chips is a small but very popular take away in Southbourne, Bournemouth. The shop opened in December 2013, though the family also own shops in Ferndown and New Milton - and Ashleys Fish and Chips in New Milton was named the best fish and chip shop in the region in the 2015 Fish and Chip Awards. They offer a regularly-changing specials menu as well as traditional fish and chips.
Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival
Now in its 4th year, the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival provides a platform to showcase the best of locally sourced food and drink produced along the South Coast. The festival is supported by local businesses including restaurants and cafes, with events spread over nine days. These include cooking demonstrations, markets and food stalls, live music, and a farmers market showcasing the best South Coast produce including meats, ales and seafood.
Casa Carlos Catering
Casa Carlos are a family operated café and mobile catering service in Bournemouth. They specialise in authentic Spanish and Mexican cuisine using traditional recipes.
Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa
Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel and spa on the edge of the New Forest National Park, set in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside. The hotel’s restaurant, The Dining Room, serves an eclectic selection of seasonal dishes and having been recognised as a ‘Three Star Sustainability Champion’ by the Sustainable Restaurant Association, Chewton Glen is leading the way in sustainable hotel dining. The close proximity of the sea means The Dining Room can offer locally sourced sustainably caught fish from minutes away.
The Clock Cafe located in the beautiful Gardens of Boscombe Chine. They sell locally caught wet fish from a mini display counter, and are famous for their ‘pick you own’ fish night .
The Cumberland Hotel and Ventana Grand Café
The Cumberland Hotel is a purpose built art deco hotel situated on the cliff tops of Bournemouth, overlooking the sea. The double AA Rosette awarded Grand Café Ventana is a large yet opulent venue which offers brasserie style dining. All food is prepared to order from fresh and local ingredients where possible, and a dedicated team of chefs change the menu four times a year, reflecting seasonal favourites that are planned from British recipes with a contemporary twist.
Green House Hotel
Green House is a boutique hotel in the heart of Bournemouth that ‘lives and breathes sustainability’. They serve seasonal, organic food, higher welfare meat, use solar power, and their reception desk is made from reclaimed floor joists.
The Highcliff grill is a contemporary seafood and steak grill restaurant, and a two-time AA-Rosette winner, serving local and sustainably produced meat including a ‘Taste of Dorset’ menu. Guests can enjoy delicious sustainable food and unrivalled sea views.
Highcliff Marriot Hotel
The Marriot is an iconic cliff top hotel in the heart of Bournemouth, boasting dramatic sea views. The hotel serves first rate food courtesy of the Highcliff Grill, as well as a lounge and bar menu.
Jenkins and Son
Jenkins and Sons are a 1920s fishmongers and butchers selling fine local meat and fish, cooked over charcoal and served with British craft beer.
Little Pickle Deli
Little Pickle is a deli, café-restaurant and occasional live music venue. It is famous for local produce, including a Dorset deli board, old fashioned cream teas, and The Ultimate Fish Finger Sarnie!
The RNLI College
The RNLI College in Poole is a state-of-the-art training centre, equipping people from across the UK and Republic of Ireland in the skills required to be a lifeboat crew member or lifeguard. The College also offers tours, commercial training and visitor accommodation, and a restaurant and café bar. The restaurant specialises in fish, and offers a range of seasonal dishes which are considered sustainable by the Marine Conservation Society.
The Terrace Bistro at the Lighthouse
The Terrace Bistro is part of the Lighthouse; Poole’s centre of artistic excellence for live events, film and visual art. They host film, theatre, dance, music, comedy and visual arts, and run a programme of workshops to engage the local Poole community. BH Live operate and manage The Terrace Bistro, a café and bar with views of the art gallery.
Urban Beach Hotel
Urban Beach is an award winning boutique hotel in Bournemouth. Urban Beach was the first hotel in the UK to achieve Marine Stewardship Council Certification, and serves a delicious sustainable and seasonally-changing bar-restaurant menu including MSC hake and chips.
Urban Reef Restaurant
Urban Reef is a beach front restaurant, bar and seafood-specialist located in the Overstrand on Bournemouth’s historic seafront.
The Urban Renaissance Café opened in April 2013 and serves delicious breakfast, sandwiches and main meals, surrounded by the paintings of the Russell-Coats Museum
Sustainable Fish: A campaign to protect precious marine environments and fishing livelihoods, and call for fish to be bought from sustainable sources. We want to show what can be done if people and organisations make a concerted effort to change their buying habits.