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Tuesday March 8, 2022

Andrew Marr, seafood entrepreneur, awarded CBE for services to UK fishing

Andrew Marr, liveryman and seafood entrepreneur, has been awarded a CBE for services to the UK fishing industry. 

Andrew retired as chairman five years ago but remains on the Board as a non- executive director of Andrew Marr Internaional, which has extensive interests in fish catching in Peterhead and Fraserburgh as well as in international fish trading and cold storage. 

Based in Humberside, the region responsible for processing over 60% of UK seafood, the Marr family’s involvement in the seafood industry stretches back to the 1870s, with Andrew joining the family business in 1960. 

Today the company has a global footprint and a portfolio of businesses across all sectors of the industry from logistics and sourcing to trading and distribution. Marrfish, one of their subsidiaries, supplies fresh fish and seafood to hotels, restaurants and pubs in London, the South East & East Midlands. 

A liveryman since 2011, Andrew served as High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire from 1999-2000 and he was appointed Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire in 2011. 

Andrew is also an Honorary Brother of Hull Trinity House (founded in 1369) and a Younger Brother of London Trinity House. He is also a member and former Governor of the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York, as well as being an Honorary Freeman of Beverley and President of the Beverley Civic Society. 

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