This Highlands-based firm sells its hand-reared salmon to the US, Switzerland, UAE and Japan. Founded in 1977, it was bought by four original employees in 2006, led by managing director Gilpin Bradley, 50. Exports reached £4m in 2013, with the company using social media to help build the brand and connect with distributors.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank56
CompanyWester Ross Fisheries
ActivitySalmon farmer
LocationScottish Highlands
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa52.52
International sales £000s4,020
Total sales £000s8,028
Staff51
Founded1977
Websitewww.wrs.co.uk

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