Name: Mathew Williams
Business Name: Rock & Scallop Fishmongers
What do you sell at the market? The finest in fresh fish, seafood and shellfish from British and Welsh waters
How long have you been a member of Cowbridge Farmers Market? Started attending in March 2021 and now attends every Satrurday
What is the background to your business?
Had the Crispy Cod fish & chip shop in Gelli which is an award winning, top 10 in the UK fish and chip shop and saw the gap int he market where people wanted quality fish so the Rock & Scallop fishmongers was born through lockdown
What is a typical day for you?
Its a very busy day starting with deliveries at 5am, then meetings and admin until 10, the chip shop in Gelli will open at 12. Weekends are all about the Rock & Scallop fishmongers and in-between opening the restaurant in Pontyclun ready for hopefully Christmas 2021.
What is a common question your customers ask you?
Hows the quality so good ;)
What do enjoy most about your job?
Meeting lovely friendly customers
Tell us a little about your background/family:
Grandfather was a fruit and veg trader - passion pleasing customers and giving people the finest quality
How do you like to relax?
Relaxing? Whats that?
What’s a fun fact about you that people may not know?
I hate fish. No just kidding. I love rugby
What is your best selling product and which product do you think is under rated?
Our prawns fly out but it has to be our Pembrokeshire Lobster - amazing!
What are you looking forward to doing after lock down?
Opening up my restaurant in Pontyclun - The Rock & Scallop. It will be Wales premier fish restaurant
Do you have any exciting plans for the future – business or pleasure?
My wife will kill me but its all business right now so that future years can be pleasurable.