Scot a lot of wins
Border Biscuits has scooped the prestigious title of Business of the Year at the 2012 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.
The success completed a double for the Lanarkshire company, which was also recognised for its commitment to developing its employees with the Profiting Through Skills Development award.
The night’s second big winner was Katy Rodger’s Knockraich Farm, winning the Product of the Year award for its probiotic yogurts.
Produced using milk from the Fintry farm’s herd of British Friesians, the yogurts were also named Best Dairy Product.
More than a dozen of the country’s most innovative and respected companies also took home the spoils at Scotland’s food and drink ‘Oscars’.
Cullisse won the Soups, Preserves and Accompaniments category with its Mixed Pepper & Spice Marinade and Highland Rapeseed Oil.
Meat category winner Macsween of Edinburgh put a twist on the traditional with its microwaveable range of haggis and black pudding, and the hotly contested Best Fish Product was taken by Loch Duart for its salmon range including Oak Roasted Flaky Salmon and Hot Smoked Salmon with Honey & Thyme.
Meanwhile, VC2 Brands was toasting success in the drinks category with its Double Espresso Premium Caffe Beer brewed with double strength coffee bean flavours. And finally, Cuddybridge Apple Juice – made from hand pressed apples in the Borders – scooped the Food Service Product Award.