Despite being “proud” of Copernus’ status as an independent operator, Simpson said he’s got one eye on the consolidation going on in the country.
With New England Seafood International just being sold to Sealaska, a big Alaska Native Corporation, Copernus is one of a handful of bigger family-owned firms left.
We’ve seen a lot of consolidation in the sector in the UK and we’re one of the only independent fish processors left. We’re very proud of being a family-owned company. In the future, who knows? I’d be open to talking to people about investment and synergies that add value,” he said.