Staff at the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has been shortlisted amongst some of the best Scottish food producers in the country in the ‘Investing in People’ category at the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.
The company is among more than one hundred businesses that entered the 18 award categories, recognising excellence across Scottish food and drink.
The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards promise to be the food-lovers’ event of the year and will take place on May 22nd.
Speaking as he received the good news about their shortlist success, Craig Anderson, Managing Director at the Scottish Salmon Company said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in this category for our work investing in the company’s people.
“It’s an honour to see our pioneering staff development programmes recognised in this way alongside our industry peers.
“It is a priority for us to identify and improve key skills that are needed by today’s salmon farming operations, how to nurture and develop these skills and then how to encourage the passion of our staff to constantly want to embrace these new ideas and innovations.”
He added: “SSC congratulates everyone in the category and I look forward to attending the awards and finding out who will take the top prize.”
The Scottish Salmon Company is based and operated in Scotland, making it the largest salmon farming company with a 100 per cent focus on Scotland.
SSC is authentically Scottish and its growing reputation at home and in the export markets is based on a producing a high quality product with an innovative approach to sustainable salmon farming. It currently produces over 25,000 tonnes annually, about 20% of total Scottish salmon.
The Scottish television presenter, Kaye Adams, will host the event at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh.
Dubbed the Scottish food and drink ‘Oscars’, the ceremony sold out in record time and will be bigger than ever before with 700 guests attending on the night.
Attendees will be treated to a drinks reception and sumptuous dinner, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s larder.
The awards are organised by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).
The event’s headline sponsor is Asda and the awards are supported by Think Local.