Our Staff


From descendants of Atilio Pantrini to those who weren’t born into the but have become part of the family, Pantrini’s is a close knit group of dedicated people who strive for excellence.

Meet some of the team!!

Lee & Sarah

Lee & sarahLee & Sarah are the proud owners of Pantrinis. Lee bought the shop and took over from his grandparents in 2007 due to their retirement. Lee & Sarah are very passionate about the business & the industry and since becoming the owners have worked tirelessly hard to get the staff and business to an award winning level. They have succeeded in winning many awards over the years due to their dedication and commitment to the Company itself and all of the staff.


Suzi & Leigh our managers;

LeighSuziSuzi looks after our Whitley lodge shop and is the granddaughter of Atillio and Lee’s mam. She follows on her family’s passion for delivering high quality food to her local community. Her first job was serving ice cream in the wonder bar when she was only 15!
Leigh joined the team in 2007 at age 16 a few months before Lee bought the shop. She started as a waitress and quickly progressed to manager by the age of 18. Her commitment to the industry and exceptional skills across the board were recognized in 2014 when she was awarded the prestigious national award of Young Fish Frier of the year.

Heather & Gemma our assistant mangers;

Heather has worked for the pantrinis family for nearly 40 years and has done every job you can think of from making sugar cones and candy floss by hand to expertly fileting fish. The longest serving member of the Pantrini’s team she has a very loyal following of customers, she really is part of the fixtures and fittings that is when she’s not falling over them!

Gemma first worked at Pantrinis in 1999 whilst still at school for several years. After leaving to follow another career path she recently returned to channel her love for good food by heading up our restaurant and homemade produce team. Gemma has already been responsible for expanding on our home made fish/crab cake range.

Danielle, Andy, Dylan & Abigail our supervisors

AbigailFullSizeRenderDanielle looks after our brilliant delivery service and is here full time! She gets the food to your home super fast and is always coming up with new ideas to improve your experience!

Andy frys at times and also uses his brilliant Scottish humour to entertain and look after our restaurant customers as a waiter. A great motivational member of the team!

DylanDylan when not at uni supervises the takeaway side of things and keeps everyone smiling in busy times when the queue is down the street. His excellent playlists keep all the staff dancing whilst closing up!!

Abigail supervises the restaurant service behind the range when not at uni and makes sure every plate she sends out is perfect! Our very own prom queen Abigail is just the nicest person you’d ever meet!


Louise & GemmaLike Gemma Louise worked for Babs and Ronnie for many years from being 15, after having her gorgeous daughter Charlotte she has returned to the unenviable task of keeping us all organized by managing the office and assisting Lee. That said she’s quick to get on the shop floor whenever possible!!


Meet the Staff