Whitelink Seafoods in Fraserburgh has secured a funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland to invest in a new scallop ship
Family-owned seafood supplier Whitelink Seafoods has secured a funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland to invest in a new scallop vessel.
It says the new ship will help the company process, distribute and supply a higher volume of produce and allow Whitelink Seafoods to secure and create new jobs in and around Fraserburgh where it is based.
Established in 1974 and still run by the Sutherland family, the award-winning company supplies seafood worldwide. The business employs 200people in the UK with a turnover in the region of £75 million.
Whitelink has operations in Scotland, England, France, Germany, Iceland and Spain, which all help the company distribute its produce across the globe.
Its product range includes scallops, langoustines, squid, hake, salmon, monkfish and cod, in both fresh and frozen form.
The latest addition to the fleet is the third scallop vessel Royal Bank of Scotland has helped the business acquire in the last two-and-a-half years.
Graeme Sutherland, Director of Whitelink Seafoods, said: “We can’t thank Royal Bank of Scotland enough for its continued support of our business. Our new vessel will help us secure continuous supply for our loyal and valued customers all over the world.”
Gregor Stewart, Relationship Director at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “We’re proud to support Whitelink Seafoods in its latest business venture. The company is a notable example of a well-run business with strong family values and a fascinating heritage. It’s also extremely encouraging to see the new vessel helping to secure jobs for the local area. We wish Whitelink Seafoods continued success.”