Battle of region’s best companies

The  new 'Fish in a Flash' range production line at Farne Salmon
The new 'Fish in a Flash' range production line at Farne Salmon

Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd and Topling Ltd, Duns are eager to find out they have fared in the Scottish Borders Excellence Awards.

Winners of all seven categoris of the 2013014 awards will be announced at a business lunch event tomorrow, Friday, April 25, at the Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels.

Scottish Borders Council report a great response to this year’s awards with standard and quality very high.

“As the economy starts to recover from the downturn, many local businesses are demonstrating excellence and helping to drive the recovery.” said an SBC spokesperson. “These awards will celebrate Scottish Borders businesses that show vision and commitment in their respective fields.”

The 2013/14 Awards categories are: Employer of the Year (Borders Environmental Services, Jedburgh; Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd, Duns; Stark Main and Co. Ltd, Selkirk). Tourism Business of the Year (Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk; MacDonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Spa, Cardrona; The Restaurant at Kailzie Gardens, Peebles). Retail and Town Centre Business of the Year (A Hume Ltd, Kelso; Murray Hogarth, Selkirk; Scotlight, Innerleithen). Technology and Innovation of the Year (Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd; Scotlight, Innerleithen; Topling Ltd, Duns). Marketing Campaign of the Year (Scott and Charters, Hawick; SoConnect, Galashiels). Environmental Business of the Year (Bread Matters, Lamancha; Caledonian Log Homes, Hawick; Topling Ltd, Duns). Rural Business of the Year (Real Wood Studios, Ancrum; Scottish Woodlands, Newtown St Boswells; Treeline Woodlands, West Linton).

Linda Dickson, head of human resources at Farne said: “Farne has come a long way in recent years and we are really delighted with these nominations. In the last year we have invested heavily in our people creating learning and employment opportunities for them. We are committed to continuing to develop our business.”