Top Award Won By Scots Company –

Top Award Won By Scots Company European Fish Trader Published:  22 April, 2003

THE Queen’s Award for Services to International Trade has been won by Peterhead,Scotland, based, Fresh Catch Limited, one of Europe’s largest pelagic fish processors.

Fresh Catch has achieved impressive export sales growth in a difficult market area. Company founder and Managing Director, Chris Anderson explained: “The UK domestic consumption of mackerel and herring is relatively small so we have had to expand our horizons and develop alternative markets such as Russia, Korea, Japan, Germany, Africa and the Middle East.”

Based quayside in Peterhead, Fresh Catch pumps fresh mackerel and herring direct from fishing vessels to its the state of the art processing facility.

Fresh Catch employ 170 staff in Peterhead and have sales offices in England and Denmark with plans to open more overseas offices in the near future to secure the hard won exports the company has.

Mr Anderson adds “Our factory is one of the most modern of its kind in the world and we have just committed a further £5m investment for a new cold store and blast freezing facility to compete with the larger processors in Norway and Holland. This will be complete and operational by the herring season in July.”