The Crown Estate chose the Hebridean Seaweed Company, based near Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland for its 2010 Business Award for Marine Enterprise. Malcolm Macrae, Hebridean technical director, collected the Award in London in July 2010 (picture opposite). The company is Seagreens joint venture partner in Hebridean Seagreens Ltd which produces Seagreens Hebridean proprietary human food quality seaweed.
“In just four years the company has grown to be the country’s largest seaweed producer", the judges commented, "a true model of sustainability, harvesting a renewable resource in an environmentally responsible way and creating much needed year round jobs on the Isle of Lewis. The company has adopted an innovative approach blending traditional and modern cutting methods and is strongly committed to quality. The Crown Estate is delighted to recognise its achievements with this award for excellence."
Dinah Nicols, board member and Roger Bright, CEO Crown Estate; Malcolm Macrae, Technical Director, Hebridean Seagreens; Sir Stuart Hamson, Crown Estate Chair; Robert Hastings, Director, Marine Estate