The company - which is the leading producer of premium Scottish salmon with operations only in Scotland - has been shortlisted in the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2018 for two awards; Export Business of the Year and in the category of Food Service Product of the Year for Native Hebridean Salmon.
In the CIS Excellence Awards 2018, SSC has been selected as a finalist in the Business Innovation Awards category, again for Native Hebridean Salmon.
Native Hebridean Salmon are truly unique and a native strain of Scottish salmon. Descended from stock sourced from the freshwater lochs of North Uist and reared exclusively in the Hebrides.
SSC’s innovative broodstock programme has been in development for a number of years and takes the Company’s commitment to Scottish provenance once step further by not just guaranteeing Scottish provenance, but Herbridean origin and island heritage.
Welcoming the news of the awards, Chief Executive of SSC, Craig Anderson said:
“To be shortlisted in the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards and the CIS Excellence Awards is great recognition of our commitment to provenance, innovation and exporting the finest, freshest Scottish Salmon around the world.
“To have Native Hebridean nominated as both a Food Service Product of the Year and for Business Innovation is testament to the hard work and investment that SSC has made to this premium flagship product.”
Winners in the CIS Excellence Awards 2018 will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Thursday 31st May.
The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards ceremony will take place at Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Thursday 7 June. James Withers, Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said:
“This year there were some really competitively fought categories and our panel of expert judges have had the hard task creating a shortlist from over 270 entries.
“It’s set to be a great event and I am delighted to see some fantastic businesses, products and people as finalists. Congratulations and good luck to all those shortlisted.”