The inaugural awards, created by Royal Bank of Scotland and Business Insider, were held on Thursday 21 April at RBS Gogarburn in Edinburgh, to celebrate Scottish innovation – highlighting the achievements of organisations and individuals across all sectors of Scottish industry.
Subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group scooped the two awards thanks to its position at the forefront of the development and innovation of subsea product technologies, and its consistent commitment to successfully supplying Scottish-made products to both domestic and international markets.
The Manufacturer of the Year award comes in recognition of the company’s dedication to the development of the complete subsea electrical and optical interconnect package. Working across markets including defence, oceanographic and renewable energies, Hydro Group is involved from prototype concept through to design, manufacture and project management from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Scotland.
All the previous category winners were eligible for the coveted Made in Scotland award which recognises the most outstanding entry for the awards.
Doug Whyte, managing director at Hydro Group, said: “Being presented with these awards is excellent recognition of the continued growth and successes the company has achieved over the past three decades.
“Having recently announced a £2million investment in expanding our premises to support the continuous diversification and development the business,this really is a very exciting time for the Group.
“Everyone is delighted with the outcome, and I am incredibly proud of the entire team for their continued enthusiasm, innovation and development of market-leading subsea cables and connectors,” concluded Mr Whyte.
Hydro Group, which currently occupies a 45,500 sq ft facility at the Aberdeen Energy Park, has expanded its premises by investing in a new 13,700 sq ft bespoke facility, set to open in spring 2016.