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Jess and Sherry plan a chain of chippies

OPEN for business ... Gurpreet Sherry Singh Arneja and wife Jess have opened a takeaway, called Singhs Fish Bar.

OPEN for business ... Gurpreet Sherry Singh Arneja and wife Jess have opened a takeaway, called Singhs Fish Bar.

A NEW takeaway in East Shields is set to be a chip off the old block.

Gurpreet Singh Arneja, nicknamed Sherry, and his wife Jess have opened a fish-and-chip shop, called Singh’s Fish Bar, in Cleadon Park.

The pair have invested £120,000 in the business in Quarry Lane, creating eight jobs and also taking on an apprentice.

Sherry said: “We are firm believers in offering work to anyone who needs experience and anyone who shows the same work ethic as us.

“We expect the demand for staff to increase by the end of the year, and we already think we’ll need to double what we have now.”

He added: “It’s great. In the current economic climate, with more and more people out of work, I feel we are doing our bit for the local community.”

The couple hope that their new business will be the first in a chain of chippies.

They plan to open another branch in central Newcastle within the next two years, and they hope to emulate the success of Sherry’s sister and brother-in-law, Bob and Neeta Arora, owners of the Punjabi restaurant Sachins in Newcastle.

Sherry added: “They have always encouraged me to pursue a venture in this industry as they knew my passion for it.

“They were both very helpful while setting up, and they’re great ambassadors for us.”

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