Ambassador of the Year 2013 - Gilpin Bradley
For only the second year running, this special award was not open for general entry with the winner being one of a number of individuals nominated by food and drink industry leaders.
The judges agreed that, "Gilpin is an excellent example of a leader within the Scottish fisheries industry and has continued to grow his business, Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd, year on year reaching out to new markets globally to ensure sustainability in what has been a very fragile market place. He is a true ambassador that can lead by example and connect with all food and drink industries throughout the Highlands and Islands."
Gilpin receives his award from David Whiteford of sponsors North Highland Initiative.
Ambassador of the Year 2012 - Charlie Devin
The first ever Ambassador of the Year Award was given to Charlie Devin in 2012.
The special award of Ambassador of the Year was not open for general entry, and the winner was nominated by food and drink industry leaders. Charlie Devin of Lossie Seafoods was recognised for his hard work, commitment, innovation and dedication to the industry.
Charlie’s involvement in Lossie Seafoods helped grow the company into a thriving business, and he has developed new markets for smoked salmon in countries such as Mexico and increased market size in other countries helping put Scottish produce and Scotland on the map.
Charlie is hugely passionate about Scottish produce and his country but most importantly he is passionate about people. His knowledge and rapport with people from all walks of life and all parts of the world make him invaluable in an exporting role. He is known for his integrity and entertaining stories which are as genuine as he is.
The judges felt he was without doubt a deserving Ambassador.
Charlie receives his award from Michelle Stevens of sponsors The Storehouse and The Dores Inn.
|Entries Open||4 Mar '16|
|Entries Close||6 May '16|
|Judging||14 Jun '16|
|Shortlist Announced||29 Jun '16|
|Awards Dinner||21 Oct '16|