Scottish Sea Farms took the top award of the year in the food and drink industry when it won ‘Business of the Year’ at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards at Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre on 2nd June 2016. Managing Director of Scottish Sea Farms, Jim Gallagher holds the Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Award for Business of the Year
Dubbed the food industry ‘Oscars’ the company was singled out for praise by the judges at the event. The awards recognise those businesses and individuals in Scotland who are leading the way with innovation, enterprise and quality. Entries are encouraged from small, medium and large food and drink producers. The awards are run by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with RHASS.
Jim Gallagher, Managing Director, Scottish Sea Farms, said: “These two awards are a wonderful accolade for Scottish Sea Farms, our product and our entire workforce. Our employees work extremely hard, in often challenging conditions in the highlands and islands of Scotland, to produce our quality salmon.
“It is a real honour that is especially important because we have been judged amongst so many great businesses in Scotland, all producing fantastic food and drink.
The Innovation category recognised Scottish Sea Farms’ pioneering activity in the development of ‘cleaner fish’ in farmed salmon production.
In the past year, Scottish Sea Farms was also recognised as the Best Aquaculture Company 2015 by the Crown Estate Marine Aquaculture Awards.