Mowi role for Wester Ross founder

Gilpin Bradley, founder and Managing Director at Wester Ross Fisheries, has joined Mowi Scotland as Business Development Director – Farming, Scotland.

The move follows Mowi’s acquisition of Wester Ross at the end of June this year, which was revealed in a document posted on the Companies House website, dated 30 June, which stated that Mowi Scotland now owns a “controlling interest” (75% or more of the company’s equity) in Wester Ross.

Wester Ross was one of the last independent salmon farmers in Scotland, operating three seawater sites in the north-west of the country and a processing facility in Dingwall.

Wester Ross recorded an operating profit of £2.6m for the year ending 31 December 2021, on revenue of £16.2m.

Gilpin Bradley founded Wester Ross in 1977. He was Chair of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (now Salmon Scotland) between 2017 and 2019.

The company has long prided itself on a distinctive approach to “hand-reared” salmon, with low stocking densities and no reliance on antibiotics.

Mowi has declined to comment on the acquisition, but Bradley’s LinkedIn page indicates that he is still Managing Director at Wester Ross.

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