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Record-breaking Sales & Meeting COVID-19 Food Demand
Aquascot has responded to a surge in demand from clients like Waitrose, catering to an increasing number of people eating at home.
Designated as a key worker organisation, we are fully aware of our responsibility to maximise efforts to produce as much fresh food as possible to support UK retail and feed families, and sales of salmon and trout are at an historic high.
Andy Wilson, Head of Commercial, said: "It takes hard work, but we are ready to meet the challenge and adjust accordingly.”
Partner safety, health and wellbeing is a top priority, however, and we have made changes to the site layout, optimising social distancing where possible.We have also offered financial security to any employee partners who have had to self-isolate with symptoms and those in the "higher risk" category.
With restrictions on car sharing and reductions in public transport, we teamed up with C&E Taxis to provide transport for both day and night shift workers travelling from Dingwall and Inverness, and in April 2020, we donated fresh salmon to feed 45 people through the COVID-19 Support Group for Invergordon, Alness, Tain and Evanton.
Rachel Hannah, Chair of Aquascot’s Partnership Council: “Going forward, we will donate both salmon and trout to support up to 130 vulnerable people per week and help the local community get through this crisis.”
John Housego, Managing Director, said: “None of what Aquascot have managed to achieve would be possible without the outstanding efforts and commitment of all of the key workers on site, who continue to work tirelessly and passionately in such troubling times. We are immensely proud of all our people for their efforts and wish to thank everyone for their support and understanding."
In the months and years to come, Aquascot remain committed to supporting local communities, our partner employees and clients alike – mutual support means shared benefit.
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