Tammy Rendall, a 20-year-old technical manager at Associated Seafoods Ltd in Buckie, scooped the ‘Young Shining Star’ Award at the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2015 held on Friday 23 October at the Kingsmill Hotel in Inverness.
The Award recognises a young person’s outstanding contribution and achievement in the Highlands & Islands food and drink sector. Tammy, who joined Associated Seafoods (ASL) in July 2013, won the award because of her outstanding achievements in setting up a new high-care crab processing department. She has also developed and implemented procedures and policies to enable ASL to secure prestigious BRC certification.
Victor West, managing director of ASL said: ‘‘This is a fantastic and well-deserved achievement for Tammy. She is a real star in our company because of her dedication to the business and determination to always strive for the best. There can be few individuals out there of her age who have made such a significant contribution to a business.”
ASL was also Highly Commended in the Export Award category of the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards. The company was selected as a finalist in this category because of its success in developing new markets and products for premium Scottish smoked salmon and crab, including in the USA, China and Australia. ASL now exports seafood to five continents around the world.