Salmon exporters in prize line-up

LOCH Duart Salmon, Cooke Aquaculture Scotland and Wester Ross Salmon have all been shortlisted in the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017.
The awards, which will be announced at a ceremony in Glasgow on March 22, attracted record nominations this year, with 125 exporters representing £470 million in exports from Scotland.
Loch Duart has been nominated in the large exporter or the year category, which includes companies with a turnover exceeding £15 million. It has also made the export team shortlist, as has Cooke Aquaculture.
Wester Ross has been named in the small exporter of the year shortlist, which covers firms with a turnover between £2 million and £15 million.
St James Smokehouse, one of Scotland’s few family owned traditional smokehouses, has been shortlisted for the most entrepreneurial export of the year prize.
There will also be an overall Scottish exporter of the year award, to be announced on the night, for a company that has made an ‘outstanding contribution to Scotland’s export profile and success’. The winner will be chosen from all the shortlisted companies.