Last week, 800 guests from across the Scottish food and drink industry gathered at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) to celebrate business excellence, innovation and best practice at this year’s Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards.
Hailed as Scotland’s food and drink ‘Oscars’, the sell-out event awarded 20 products, ranging from seaweed flakes, macarons and buffalo steak, to apple juice, muesli and piccalilli. The winners were selected from 245 entries, each of which were subjected to a rigorous judging process using nine product criteria, such as packaging, quality of product and taste.
Leading UK law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn once again sponsored the hotly contested ‘Alcoholic Drink’ category. On the night, George Frier, Corporate Partner and head of the firm’s Food and Drink sector group, was on hand to congratulate the winner, RTM Sales Solutions and to present Director, Lee Schofield with the award for her company’s winning product, Magnum Scotch Malt Whisky Cream Liqueur.
The awards were organised by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.
More information regarding the awards and a list of all the winners can be found here.