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Passion, Dedication and Expertise

 Our people are at the heart of our business. Their passion, dedication and expertise are essential for producing the finest quality Scottish salmon. As a major employer with 60 sites on the West Coast and Hebridean Islands, we respect the role that salmon farming plays in the remote and rural areas in which we operate. We are committed to providing quality employment, developing staff, sourcing locally where possible and engaging with local communities. Our Community Charter pledges our commitment to our people, suppliers and communities.


People  

We employ 600 staff across 60 sites on the west coast of Scotland and the Hebridean Islands. 85% of our staff reside in rural Scotland, in the areas in which we operate and last year recruited 98 new roles. We are committed to the health and safety of our staff and their personal development. During 2018, we over 12,000 hours and enrolled 14 modern apprentices, bringing our total to 38 across the business. Our Modern Apprentice Janis Brivkalns was a triple award winner at the prestigious 2019 Lantra Awards, he was crowned Aquaculture Learner of the Year, Modern Apprentice of the Year and Overall Learner of the Year. You can find out more by visiting Work with Us.


Suppliers

We are committed  to sourcing locally wherever possible. We source everyday consumables – from safety equipment and multi-million-pound industrial equipment, to rib boats and feed barges – through Scottish companies.  In 2018, we sourced over £110m worth of supplies over 650 Scottish suppliers, representing over 75 % of all procurement last year. 


Communities

We are committed to playing an active role in the communities in which we live and work, with a focus on promoting health and well-being through sports and cultural events, education, staff community champions and environmental projects. A key part of our community engagement programme is supporting local, traditional, cultural and sporting events such as the Cowal Gathering and Lochcarron Highland Games, which are key gathering places and have been a highlight of the rural calendar for centuries.

 

In addition, through our Community Fund, staff are encouraged to nominate local groups that promote health and well-being in their local communities.  Last year, over 30 staff nominated local community groups were awarded support through our Community Fund, including Rhunahaorine Primary School Parents. Their main aim is to raise money for the local primary school, which is made up of around 15 pupils from 8 families. They used their donation to purchase new waterproofs for the pupils to use during their Forest/Beach School sessions, where they learn vital outdoor skills such as making fires, creating shelters and cooking outdoors.


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