Meet The Team


 

Jimmy Buchan

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Jimmy is the Managing Director of Amity Fish Company. Having lived in Peterhead all his life, Jimmy knows a thing or two about fish - he has 40 years’ fishing experience, and 30 years’ experience as a skipper! He left school in 1976 to pursue a career as a fisherman and in 1986 Jimmy bought his first trawler, named ‘Amity’, which means friendship. Since then he has adapted and changed to meet the challenges and opportunities of the industry. In 2006 Jimmy and his crew starred in the BAFTA award-winning BBC TV programme ‘Trawlermen’, which showcased the challenges experienced within the fishing industry. After three decades in the wheelhouse, Jimmy came onshore and set up his own seafood supply company and continues to manage both business to business and business to consumer trade. Jimmy always keeps himself (a bit too) busy, working both behind the scenes of Amity Fish Co as well as interacting with customers and attending events all over the UK. He is an excellent ambassador for the sector and continues to promote the seafood industry both at sea and onshore.

 

Julie Coutts

Julie is our Business Development Manager and balances a busy job with a hectic schedule of spending time with her husband and their two boys Finlay and Alfie, playing netball and running. Julie has had 18 years of experience in retail banking and has worked as an Area Manager. Julie aims to develop Amity Fish Co to reach its full potential, and is constantly busy contacting suppliers, greeting customers and making sure the public are kept up to date on Amity’s news! Julie is always happy to help any customers decide the right product for them and provide helpful information in response to any queries we receive.

 

Connie Chiappino

Connie is the Accounts Supervisor of Amity Fish Co and a well-known face in Peterhead due to her popular craft fairs and events. Connie has 40 years bookkeeping experience and has two small businesses, Busy Bee Bookkeeping and Rhiannon Jewellery. Connie has a very busy job within Amity as she deals with our orders and suppliers. An interesting fact about Connie? She’s part Italian!

 

Marie Cross

Marie is Amity Fish Co’s logistics delivery driver and is tasked with the important job of transporting our products to our customers. Her job is a key step in the journey of an Amity product from shore to door as she must make sure our customers remain satisfied and deliveries are made on time. Marie is the face of our business when it comes to delivering our products and greeting customers, and is always happy to stop for a friendly chat and engage with the businesses we supply to.

 

Orla Cunningham

Orla is Amity’s part time Office Admin Assistant. She is currently in her last year of secondary school and will soon be off to University to study Biomedical Sciences. Orla comes into the office to help after school and on the odd Saturday, and completes a variety of tasks, from contacting businesses and customers, to helping Jimmy make up orders, selling products to the public and even cleaning Amity’s delivery van! Orla’s role within Amity Fish Co has provided her with plenty of experience as well as teaching her what it’s like to run an ever-growing business.