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Loch Duart up for export award

16 April 2019, at 3:51pm

Scottish salmon producer Loch Duart has been shortlisted in the Exporter of the Year category of the 2019 Insider Made in Scotland Awards.

The independent business, which produces around 5,000 tonnes of salmon annually in Sutherland and the Uists, has increased its export sales by 68 percent over the last two financial years.

Alban Denton, MD of Loch Duart, has overseen a 68 percent growth in salmon exports over the last two years
Alban Denton, MD of Loch Duart, has overseen a 68 percent growth in salmon exports over the last two years

Company MD, Alban Denton, said: “Loch Duart is proud to be shortlisted… especially as we celebrate our twentieth year of farming salmon. It’s a chance to reflect on how we’ve grown in both scale and reputation, with around 70 percent of our salmon being exported to over 20 countries. Our foreign customers love Loch Duart salmon and are particularly keen on the quality, exclusivity and provenance of the brand. We look forward to the awards and celebrating Scotland’s amazing business success stories.”

The Scottish Business Insider Awards, in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre, are now in their fourth year and celebrate inspiring businesses that innovate, invent, design and manufacture products in Scotland. Winners will be announced on 9 May 2019 at the Glasgow Science Centre.

Loch Duart has recently made significant capital investment to future-proof and support the growth of the business, including over three quarters of a million pounds on fish health and welfare and over £3m on boats, feeding equipment and other marine assets.

 

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