Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Great value Unlimited Broadband from an award winning provider  


Highlands & Islands Leading Environmentally-Positive Firms Announced

30th November 2004

Companies go through to Scotland-wide final of VIBES awards next week

The Highlands and Islands most environmentally-positive companies have been announced by judges of Scotland's leading environmental awards for businesses.

Global provider of total subsea solutions, Wick-based Subsea 7, has won the Highlands and Islands large company category, salmon farming specialist Loch Duart, based in Scourie, has won the Highlands and Islands medium-sized company category while Shetland-based recycling project Enviroglass came top in the Highlands and Islands category for small companies.

All three companies along with three each from the East, West and South of Scotland go through to the final next Tuesday 7 December at the Hub in Edinburgh where Scotland's most environmentally-astute businesses will be announced at the fifth annual Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards.

VIBES recognises and rewards the efforts of Scottish businesses to become more efficient and competitive through improving environmental performance and benefiting a company's bottom line.

Gillian Bruce, VIBES chair and judge said: "These companies have been recognised for their commitment to the environment and for demonstrating how implementing environmental initiatives at work can not only benefit the environment but also impact positively on their bottom line."

Nick Joy, Managing Director of Scourie-based Loch Duart commented: "We are delighted to hear that Loch Duart has been recognised for its commitment to the environment. All of us have worked hard to achieve this. We are lucky to have such dedicated staff and customers, who appreciate what we do and are willing to pay for it. Loch Duart Limited sells in 16 countries now and this demonstrates that environmentally friendly food production is appreciated everywhere.

"We are looking forward to the event on 7 December and whether we win a national award or not would urge all Scottish companies, whatever their size, to take part in VIBES next year."


Related Businesses


Related Articles

Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commencing 1st January 2018.   Energy & business services: 2018 promises to be another year of exciting change in the energy sector, and to highlight how things have progressed in the north the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm team have produced a short booklet outlining the significant milestones that have been achieved during 2017 - you can access the booklet at .  
Subsea 7 Awarded Huge Contract Offshore NorwayThumbnail for article : Subsea 7 Awarded Huge Contract Offshore Norway
Subsea 7 S.A.  (Oslo Børs: SUBC, ADR: SUBCY) has announced the award of a substantial contract by Statoil for the Snorre Expansion Project, located in the Tampen area, 150 km west of Florø in Norway.  
Subsea7 Caithness - Premier Oil Catcher Area DevelopmentThumbnail for article : Subsea7 Caithness - Premier Oil Catcher Area Development
Offshore activity is ramping up on Premier Oil's Catcher project in the North Sea, with all three Pipeline Bundles now successfully installed.  Subsea 7's Alasdair Farquharson and Tammie Sebire and Jon Taylor of Premier Oil reflect on the significance of the first Bundle launch in Wick..  
Subsea 7 invests in pipeline fabrication siteThumbnail for article : Subsea 7 invests in pipeline fabrication site
Subsea 7, a global leader in seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services to the offshore energy industry, is investing over 5.5million in refurbishing its pipeline Bundle fabrication site at Wick, Caithness.   Established in 1978, the fabrication site is located six miles north of Wick, Caithness in the North of Scotland.  
Pipe Bundle At Subsea 7 At WesterThumbnail for article : Pipe Bundle At Subsea 7 At Wester
A pipeline for Elf Exploration UK Limited in the West Franklin Field is well underway at Subsea 7 site at Wester in Caithness.   A one off pipeline bundle 6.24km long due to be completed in November 2013.  
Subsea 7 Gains 63 Million Contract
Seabed-to-surface engineering firm Subsea 7 announced its 63m contract from BP Exploration Operating Company today, safeguarding 100 jobs at the company.   The deal is part of the second phase of the Clair Ridge Project, 75km west of Shetland, which is undergoing 4.5bn investment from BP.  

[Printer Friendly Version]