Scottish salmon farmer recognized for overseas sales
Loch Duart has been placed at No. 78 in the latest annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table. This list ranks the United Kingdom’s mid-market private companies with the fastest growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of accounts.
Based in the Sutherland and the Hebrides, the independent salmon farming company was fourth among the 10 Scottish-headquartered companies that made the list. It produces around 5,200 metric tons (MT) of salmon annually and employs 115 people.
Loch Duart Managing Director Alban Denton said that being named on the list was an important accolade for the company.
"We operate from one of the most isolated, yet beautiful parts of Scotland, but we are very much a business with an international perspective, and we have the reputation to match. We export Loch Duart salmon to over 20 countries around the world and we have a real understanding of what makes a successful brand," he said. "Ask any of the Loch Duart team and they’ll tell you how much we care about the salmon we are rearing. This results in extraordinary salmon which is asked for by name around the world."
Amanda Murphy, head of commercial banking at HSBC UK, said that all of the businesses showcased by International Track 200 have inspiring stories to tell about creativity, resilience, and ambition to succeed.
“The 10 companies in Scotland are putting the country firmly on the map. They are the kinds of enterprises we are thrilled to support and that provide the backbone of our economy, today and tomorrow,” she said.
Compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each June, the International Track 200 will be followed by an awards event later this year.
Earlier this year, Loch Duart was also named a BDO Profit Track 100 company in the Sunday Times list.