The Scottish Salmon Company has been shortlisted for ‘Rural Employer of the Year’ in the 2019 Scottish Rural Awards.
The shortlist was announced by organisers earlier this month with the award ceremony and gala dinner taking place on 21 March at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.
Employing 550 people across 60 sites on the West Coast of Scotland and Hebridean Islands, over 90% of the SSC workforce live in remote and rural areas.
Craig Anderson, Chief Executive Officer at The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “People are at the heart of our business and we pride ourselves on being an integral part of the communities where we live and work.
“Pride, Passion and Provenance are embedded within our business and help to drive our daily behaviours. The responsibility of our people and environment are reflected in the Pride we have in our Scottish salmon, the Passion of our People and the gift of Provenance which comes from the environment we work in.
“We’re proud to have been recognised for our commitment to rural employment, education and training and community engagement and look forward to March when the winners are announced.”
Established in 2017 as part of SSC’s Community Charter, the Community Fund encourages SSC staff to be champions in their area by nominating local groups, charities and organisations that promote health and wellbeing in their local communities
This year also saw SSC continue its sponsorship of the Isle of Skye Half Marathon, Lochcarron Highland Games, Cowal Highland Gathering and the Shieldaig Regatta with many staff members attending and volunteering their time.