North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards Winners Announced.

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Recognition for businesses at North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards

Last night saw 11 winners announced at the North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards dinner and ceremony. The awards, delivered in partnership by Opportunity North East (ONE) and Aberdeenshire Council, are part of an ambitious programme of activity to support food and drink businesses of all sizes through business growth, innovation, strengthening the supply chain, market development and skills development.

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Calum from The Bay Fish and Chips, Stonehaven

Pat Machray, Chairman of Opportunity North East’s Food, Drink & Agriculture Board, said:

“ONE is investing in the growth potential of the region’s strong food, drink and agriculture sector, which includes globally recognised brands and innovative start-ups. These awards provide an excellent platform for businesses to raise their profile and recognise the excellence of companies of all sizes in north east Scotland.

“The winners and finalists should be able to use the recognition they have received tonight to promote their brands and products, increase turnover and ultimately provide more high-value employment in the region. We wish them every success in their endeavours and look forward to working with them in assisting them with their future wherever we can.”

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The full list of winners are;


AwardCompanyWinning Product/Person/ Company
Most Successful Product from the 2016 Awards

Sponsored by Aberdeenshire Council

Summerhouse Drinks Ltd


Walter Gregor’s Tonic Water
Best New Retail Product

(1-10 employees)

Sponsored by Aston Scott

Westfield FarmsWestfield Farms Stoneground Spelt Flour
Best New Retail Product

(11- 50 employees)

Sponsored by Aston Scott

Castleton Farm ShopCastleton Strawberry Tart Jelly
Best New Retail Product

(51 and above employees)

Sponsored by Aston Scott

Mackie’s of ScotlandIndulgent Real Dairy Ice Cream, Lemon Meringue and Chocolate Orange
Best New Foodservice Product

Sponsored by ESS Support Services Worldwide

The Bay Fish & ChipsThe Bay Fishcakes
Denis Emslie Above & Beyond Award

Sponsored by Mackie’s of Scotland

J&I Smith Bakers LtdDenise Middler


Best Young Business

Sponsored by Scotland Food & Drink

Fierce BeerFierce Beer
Investing in Skills Development  

Sponsored by Skills Development Scotland

Murdoch Allan BakersMurdoch Allan Bakers
North East Scotland Food & Drink Entrepreneur

Sponsored by Johnston Carmichael

Monkey Bars Aberdeen and Langstane LiquorBen Iravani
Best Food Tourism Experience  

Sponsored by Opportunity North East

Gordon Castle Walled Garden


Gordon Castle Walled Garden
Innovation Award  

Sponsored by MMS

Speyside Craft Brewery LtdSpeyside Craft Brewery Ltd
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