About Us

Copernus is one of the largest independent suppliers of chilled fish to both the UK and international retail markets – and quite frankly it’s something we are pretty proud of here in Hull.
Being nestled on the east coast, living in a town that boasted what was historically the UK’s third largest port, some would say it’s fate that for two generations our family has sat firmly amongst the largest UK suppliers of seafood.
The business has come a long way since our late founder Walter Simpson took his first orders over the phone in a local telephone box. We are now proud to produce a full range of pre-packaged chilled products which we supply into leading supermarkets.
Renowned for getting under the skin of our customers’ strategic objectives, Copernus is synonymous with unequivocal quality and innovation. Our philosophy is to work closely alongside our partners to create bespoke products that respond directly to consumer demand.
Our cultural and operational models are framed completely around the needs of our customers and our business is underpinned by long-standing family values – honesty, integrity and transparency.
It’s simply the Copernus way of doing business, passed down from one generation to the next.