Buckie seafood company short-listed for Scottish food award – Fishupdate.com
Buckie seafood company short-listed for Scottish food award Published: 27 May, 2013
ASSOCIATED Seafoods Ltd (ASL) has been short-listed for an illustrious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Award in recognition of its soaring export sales of quality Scottish smoked salmon and shellfish.
The Buckie-based company is a finalist in the Export Business of the Year category of the Awards, which recognise the very best in Scottish food and drink. Over the last year ASL has further built upon its already strong export base by developing new markets for premium Scottish smoked salmon and shellfish in countries such as Russia and China. ASL currently exports to 24 countries around the world with a supply base that includes customers in Europe, Mexico, the USA, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Exports currently account for approximately 80% of overall sales by ASL.
ASL is currently embarking upon a major multi million pound investment programme at its processing facility in north-east Scotland that will see the creation of a state-of-the-art seafood production unit that will enable the company to broaden its product portfolio even further by developing new value-added shellfish and smoked salmon products.
Henry Angus, Export Sales Director for ASL, said: “We are delighted to be a finalist in the prestigious Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards. The Scottish brand name has a great reputation for quality and there is strong interest around the world in our premium Scottish smoked salmon, langoustines, crabs and scallops.
“The key to our success has been to use the best quality Scottish seafood backed up by top-level customer service from our hardworking team here in Buckie.”
The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards will take place on Thursday 30th May at The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.