Ingham Road Seafood has long been established as one of Townsville’s leading fresh seafood retailers over the past ten years. A local, family owned business, you can ‘meet the mongers’ as they give us the low down on the freshest and the best in seasonal seafood.
This issue we thought we should introduce you to our team because whilst we’ve owned the business for ten years we certainly haven’t done it all by ourselves!
Not long after we took on the business is when Sue came through our doors. Sue is our longest serving staff member and has been with us for nearly nine years. She is now our Retail Shift Supervisor and has a wealth of knowledge about our products and business.
About the same time, we attended a family wedding and caught up with our niece and her husband. After a few hours of chatting, we had convinced Paula that her and Rob should relocate to Townsville so she could help to manage our business.
In 2009 they did just that and Paula has been our Manager ever since (all while juggling her two beautiful children). Now well settled into life in Townsville, Paula knows our business like the back of her hand.
When we purchased the business, a young filleter by the name of Adam was working here. Adam left us for a little while and then, 18 months ago, a much older and wiser Adam returned and is now one of our head filleters, delivery drivers and processors. Our other head filleter is Fani. Fani has just clocked up three years with us and is a much-valued member of the team (Fani is also a much better singer than Adam).
and is a wiz at preparing our ready-to-cook and pre-prepared products. With years of knowledge under her belt we would be lost without her.
There is another young lady who is a great asset to us and has grown up with this business – our daughter Mikaela. Once she hit 14 she was ready to officially join our team, and now nearly 17, she has developed into a confident young lady who knows our business well. Hopefully she can put up with working with her parents a bit longer until she finishes year 12, when she will leave Townsville to enter the world!
Two years ago we were contacted by a lady who was relocating to Townsville and who had plenty of seafood experience. We jumped at the chance of having her join our team and Deb has been with us ever since. Grant and Emma also joined our team at the same time. Both are great multi-taskers with Grant a delivery driver, processor and retail assistant and Emma a delivery driver, retail assistant and key holder for morning set ups. Emma’s quirky wit sure keeps us on our toes and laughing!
Every Christmas we recruit people to help us through the busy period. In 2015, Grant’s son Bryce came to give us a hand and we were so impressed that we kept him! Now some 18 months later he is still with us on a casual basis whilst studying at JCU.
And finally, our latest recruits are Heath and Henry. Whilst relatively new here, they have settled in well and are important members of the team as processors and cleaners.
We consider ourselves very lucky to have an amazing team of friendly, reliable and honest people. We don’t tell them often enough, but we couldn’t do it without them! So come and meet the guys next time you are in store at 159 Ingham Road West End – just near the Showgrounds. We all look forward to seeing you!
Our local, family owned business has long been established as one of Townsville’s leading fresh seafood retailers.
Come in and check out our extensive range of beautiful, fresh seafood… you won’t be disappointed!
Open every day of the year for your convenience.
159 Ingham Rd, Townsville | 07 4721 1464 | inghamroadseafood.com.au