Aquatera success celebrated at SCDI Business Excellence Awards
Gareth Davies is awarded the Liberty British Aluminium Award for Outstanding Business Ambassador.
Business leaders from across Scotland gathered in Inverness last night (Friday 8th
September) to celebrate success at the annual SCDI Highlands and Islands
Business Excellence Awards, presented by Deputy First Minister John Swinney
The awards showcased the achievements of organisations from across the
Highlands and Islands and celebrated business excellence in a range of sectors -
from local authorities initiatives and fish farming, to marine energy and transport -
demonstrating the diverse nature of the Highlands and Islands economy.
The awards, which are run by SCDI and supported by high profile sponsors,
including SEPA, Crown Estate Scotland and Liberty British Aluminium, are rigorously
judged and provide the opportunity for organisations to be recognised for their
Amongst the winners on the evening was Aquatera’s Managing Director, Gareth
Davies, who received the Liberty British Aluminium Award for Outstanding Business
Ambassador. Gareth was recognised for helping to steer the development of marine
energy and renewable technologies, alongside being an excellent ambassador for
the sector and the region.
Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Aquatera , commented:
“I am delighted to receive this award and particularly appreciate the recognition it
gives to creating a global business from an island base. Over the last 3 decades
remarkable achievements have been made in Orkney - it is truly one of the world’s
most sustainable communities.
“With excellent backing from the Aquatera team and our numerous local and global
partners I have had the privilege of taking the experience and understanding gained
across the world - helping many different communities start to achieve their own
ambitions regards sustainable energy and environmental management. Hopefully
this effort will continue and expand and this award will help to energise that