Scottish smoked salmon firm scoops international business award

Published on
September 26, 2016

Aberdeen smoked salmon producer John Ross Jr. has won the Award for Achievement in International Business at a ceremony that welcomed 39 finalists across 13 categories and 700 guests at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The Northern Star Business Awards, which are organized by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC), seek to celebrate companies within the region that have excelled in a number of areas including innovation, energy and customer service.

John Ross Jr. Managing Director Christopher Leigh was presented with the Award for Achievement in International Business for establishing an export program that now sees the Scotland’s largest producer of traditional Scottish smoked salmon supply 32 countries around the world.

The victory comes less than six months after the firm won the Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016.

“This is an important award win for us. Not only because it recognizes our achievements in international trade, but also because it’s a regional award that recognizes the very best that Aberdeen has to offer. We’re proud to be a Scottish firm, proud that Scotland continues to represent a mark of excellence for many countries throughout the world and proud to have been recognized by AGCC,” said Leigh.

The company continues to use production techniques that have existed for centuries and traditional brick kilns dating back to 1857 to smoke its salmon.

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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