25th May 2018
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Aquaculture award for NAFC centre

The NAFC Marine Centre in Scalloway won the aquaculture supplier of the year award at The Crown Estate’s Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards.

NAFC Marine Centre business development manager Alan Bourhill receives the award from director of Knox Marine Dave Hutchens.

NAFC Marine Centre business development manager Alan Bourhill receives the award from director of Knox Marine Dave Hutchens.

Following Thursday’s award ceremony in Edinburgh senior development manager at the NAFC, Alan Bourhill, said: “These awards are renowned for recognising ‘the best of the best’ in the aquaculture industry, so we were delighted to receive two shortlist nominations, but to go ahead and win an award is a fantastic achievement for the centre.

“I am very pleased that the innovation, professionalism and commitment to customer care shown by our aquaculture development team over the past few years has resulted in the award of ‘aquaculture supplier of the year’.

“We have been committed to developing and delivering an industry-focused bespoke portfolio of aquaculture courses, so to receive this type of validation and support from our industry clients is very satisfying and a great endorsement of our training products and services.”

The Crown Estate’s Scottish Commissioner Gareth Baird congratulated NAFS and said: “Such excellence and high standards will help ensure the continuing success of an industry that is critically important to Scotland’s coastal communities and local economies.”

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