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Macsween wins Regional Growth Business Award for Scotland and Northern Ireland at FDF awards

23 September 2016

Macsween wins Regional Growth Business Award for Scotland and Northern Ireland at FDF awards

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Macsween of Edinburgh won the Regional Growth Business Award for Scotland and Northern Ireland at last night's industry-leading Food and Drink Federation Awards. The ceremony, held at London's The Brewery and hosted by television personality Hardeep Singh Kohli, celebrated businesses and industry professionals from across the food and drink supply chain. The category was sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP.

Macsween is a third generation family company based in the Scottish capital and is the UK's leading haggis manufacturer. Macsween is passionate about making great tasting innovative food in an ethical and sustainable way. Its food is handcrafted using only the finest ingredients combined with unique family recipes. Being able to produce in small batches enables Macsween to preserve its craft and maintain the provenance and quality for which their food is famous worldwide. Sales and turnover have grown consistently over recent years and the business is also looking to maximise its success in the UK market by replicating this in a number of foreign markets in the coming years.

Ian Wright, Director General, FDF, said: “The FDF Awards winners represent the gold standard in food and drink manufacturing and we value the importance and contribution of our regional growth businesses within the food and drink industry. Macsween of Edinburgh is a clear leader in Scottish food and drink, with an enviable record of growth and innovation over several years. I congratulate Macsween on a well-deserved win”

Trefor Griffith, Head of Food and Beverage at category sponsors Grant Thornton UK LLP commented: “Grant Thornton is delighted to once again be supporting the Growth Business category for this year's Food and Drink Federation Awards. We're committed to building a vibrant economy by helping dynamic businesses like Macsween of Edinburgh unlock their potential for growth. We work with leading food and drink firms across the UK, so we're delighted to be able celebrate the contribution businesses like Macsween of Edinburgh make to their region, the manufacturing sector and the UK as a whole.”

More information

Event photos are available on FDF's Flickr page

The 2017 FDF Awards will launch in November 2016.

Notes for editors

  1. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK's largest manufacturing sector.
  2. View the winners' case studies
  3. Grant Thornton UK LLP is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. For further information visit:
  4. Macsweenis a third generation family firm, passionate about making great-tasting foods.

Contact Matthew Evans, Corporate Affairs Division, at:, or (0) 20 7420 7152.

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