Associated Seafoods scoops two Grampian Food Forum Innovation Awards


Associated Seafoods Ltd (ASL) was a double winner at the prestigious Grampian Food Forum Innovation Awards last night (24 March).

Royal Fillet Scottish smoked salmon scooped the Best New Foodservice Product (for businesses with more than 25 employees) category at the awards ceremony held at the Ardoe House Hotel near Aberdeen. The product is a premium cut of Scottish smoked salmon taken from the centre of the fillet, which is dry-cured with sea salt before being gently smoked for many hours.

Marion Martin, a production manager with ASL, also won the ‘Denis Emslie Above and Beyond Award’ in recognition of her dedicated life-long service to the Buckie based processor. She has worked with ASL and its predecessor company for the last 36 years.

The judges were impressed by Marion’s positive approach to her work and determination to always give total commitment to the business and her fellow employees.

Victor West, managing director at ASL, said: “This is a truly deserving award for a quite remarkable lady. She always has a cheerful attitude and ‘can do’ approach to everything she does. She is an absolute credit to herself and the business – nothing is too much trouble and she displays in abundance the qualities of loyalty, generosity, energy and enthusiasm.”

Commenting on winning the Best New Foodservice Product award, Henry Angus, commercial director, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award. Only ever using Scottish salmon, our master smokers know the importance of taking great care and attention during all stages of the smoking process. This award is testament to the dedication of our employees in producing the highest quality Scottish smoked salmon.”
More information on the Grampian Food Forum Innovation Awards at www.grampianfoodforum.co.uk