Competing against companies from all sectors of Scottish industry, Loch Duart has added to its trophy cabinet at the 2016 HSBC Scottish Export Awards (in association with Scottish Enterprise) in Glasgow.
Loch Duart won the ‘Scottish Export Team of the Year’ award, celebrating a year in which 65% of the company’s turnover was achieved in exports in tough international market conditions. The award recognises “a team who has added significant value to the business by implementing a strong and effective export sales strategy”.
The whole sales team took to the stage to accept the award. Afterwards the Managing Director, Alban Denton said:
‘At a swift count, Loch Duart sales team has visited 24 countries abroad, more than half of those on multiple occasions. For us, geography represents no barrier to sales. Our team is totally familiar with the administration and logistics requirements for delivering fresh, chilled salmon around the world.
But where would we be without the skill and husbandry of our farmers which makes Loch Duart salmon such a popular premium brand in so many countries? All our 80 employees can be proud.”
Previous awards gained by Loch Duart include ‘Small Exporter of the Year’, ‘Marketing Company of the Year’, The Daily Telegraph Best Food – Gold Award, regional and national VIBES awards for environmental stewardship and The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Loch Duart Ltd is an independent Scottish salmon farm based in North West Scotland. Producing around 5,000 tonnes per year, it employs over 80 people in the Hebrides and Sutherland. The salmon is sold to leading restaurants and retailers at home and abroad.
Loch Duart’s unique farming methods include low density farming, a unique rotational fallowing system, swim-throughs and feed from sustainable sources to ensure lean, fit fish. The first fish farm in the world to achieve RSPCA Freedom Food approval, Loch Duart is run on the belief that welfare, feed and taste are inextricably linked.