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Salmon farmer 'among Britain's most inspiring firms'

Loch Duart sales director and co-founder Andy Bing at one of the company's sites. Photo: Loch Duart Ltd.
Loch Duart sales director and co-founder Andy Bing at one of the company's sites. Photo: Loch Duart Ltd.

Scottish salmon farmer Loch Duart Ltd has been named as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

Now in its seventh edition, the report highlighted Loch Duart as one of the 58 Scottish small and medium-sized businesses that are both dynamic and fast-growing.

Loch Duart managing director Mark Warrington said that being included on the list was a huge honour for the company, which produces around 6,000 tonnes of salmon annually.

Loch Duart is one of 58 SMEs featured in the report, pictured.
Loch Duart is one of 58 SMEs featured in the report, pictured.

‘Amazing team’

“We aim to produce the highest quality salmon with the lowest possible environmental impact and by maintaining our niche at the top end of the market for over 20 years, it’s clear our customers across the world agree,” said Warrington.

“I’d like to thank our amazing team for their hard work, especially during this pandemic. We look forward to growing our business while continuing with the same, welfare friendly small-scale farming methods we’ve been using for over 21 years.”

Omega-3 levels

The LSEG report highlighted Loch Duart’s “sensitive approach to raising fish” and enhanced omega-3 levels in its salmon.

“Our mission is to produce salmon that tastes as salmon really should taste,” said Loch Duart sales director and co-founder Andy Bing in the report.

Profit-sharing bonus

The LSEG report also pointed to the company’s profit-sharing bonus attainable for every member of Loch Duart’s 100-strong workforce and is worth up to 25% of salary.

And it included Loch Duart’s decision to combat the Covid-19 related fall in demand from the food service sector by buying its own processing plant and opening new sales channels.

The profile on Loch Duart Ltd can be read here and a full searchable database of all the companies in the LSEG report, along with a downloadable pdf of the publication, can be found here.