Long-established and legendary retail site The Goldfish Bowl of Oxford has been featured in this year’s Parliamentary Review, writes Nathan Hill.
The shop was hand selected to appear among other top businesses across the United Kingdom for being an outstanding leader in its field, sharing best practice in the industry. To PFK’s knowledge, this is the first aquatics shop to ever appear in the Parliamentary Review.
A three-page article in The Parliamentary Review tells of the history of The Goldfish Bowl, which started in the 1950s as an aquatic livestock wholesaler and has now become one of the UK’s premier aquatic livestock specialists.
The Parliamentary Review is sent out in hard copy to over half a million people, including decision makers and policy makers across the country, and used to help influence and educate the relevant sectors.
Owner Barry Allday comments: “We are so grateful that The Goldfish Bowl has been recognised by The Parliamentary Review for leading the way in the aquatic industry. We have been trading for over 50 years and we are so pleased to be recognised for best practice in our industry.
“We are incredibly thankful for the continuous support of our longstanding customers and are thrilled to see so many new customers coming through our doors, too. I would also like to thank our loyal and dedicated staff for their constant hard work and support.
“Fishkeeping is a hobby I myself have followed since I was young and I feel very privileged to have made it into a career.”
As part of the publication, The Goldfish Bowl was invited to attend a gala evening at Mansion House in London, the home of the Lord Mayor of London. The event — which took place on Wednesday September 11 — was attended by broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer and former Economic Secretary to the Treasury and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Ed Balls. The Rt Hon Lord Pickles, who is co- chairman of The Parliamentary Review, was also in attendance.
A link to the full article can be found HERE.