Loch Duart has been farming Atlantic salmon in Badcall Bay, Sutherland, since 1999, when the company was founded by sales director Andy Bing, 57. It attempts to replicate the experience of fish living in the wild and was the first salmon farm in the world to be approved under the RSPCA Assurance scheme. Led by managing director Alban Denton, 54, its profits hit £8.8m on sales of £42.5m in 2017, helped by exports to 20 countries and sustained high prices throughout the year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank21
CompanyLoch Duart
ActivitySalmon farmer
LocationSutherland
Annual profit growth90.77%
Latest profits £000s8,819
Latest sales £000s42,503
Staff109
Founded1999
Websitewww.lochduart.com

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