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NAFC Marine Centre Receives Aquaculture Supplier of the Year

20 June 2013

SCOTLAND, UK - The NAFC Marine Centre has won the Aquaculture Supplier of the Year Award at The Crown Estate’s Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards 2013, which was held Thursday, 13 June at the Prestonfield House in Edinburgh.

This event celebrates the achievements and successes of an industry that is vitally important to Scotland’s coastal communities.

Commenting on their success, Alan Bourhill, The NAFC’s Senior Development Manager, 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 said: “Many congratulations to the NAFC Marine Centre. We wish all 2013 winners and the runners up the very best with their business going forward. The winning entries displayed an exceptional level of innovation and responsibility in their approach to business and to environmental sustainability. 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. With a record number of entries this year, The Crown Estate is proud to provide a platform to highlight the sterling work within the industry.”

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