Wester Ross commended in export awards

WESTER Ross Fisheries has been recognised at the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017, held in Glasgow last week.

Scotland’s oldest independent owner-operated salmon farm, which operates from Dingwall and Ullapool, was highly commended in the small exporter of the year category at the awards ceremony.

Wester Ross Fisheries employs 60 staff and is the largest private sector employer in Ullapool.

Managing director Gilpin Bradley (pictured) said: ‘Over the last 40 years we have grown significantly and we are delighted to be highly commended at the Scottish Export Awards in what has been a very busy year for us.

‘We are thrilled to be recognised for our on-going commitment to our natural approach to salmon farming which has generated loyal customers from all over the world.’

Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s head of international trade and investment, Martin Johnson, said: ‘Congratulations to Gilpin and his team on their achievement on a night which celebrated the diversity of exporting achievements in Scotland.

‘We are pleased to have worked with all of the finalists from the Highlands and Islands and are supporting them to enter new markets, develop skills, knowledge and confidence to grow their companies overseas.’

The awards are supported by Scottish Enterprise, HSBC Scotland and BQ magazine.

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