Scottish food ingredient manufacturer Macphie won a duo of awards at two separate events last night (21 March).

The company was recognised as employer of the year at the Scottish Rural Awards in Edinburgh, as well as taking home the Best Foodservice Product award for its vegan-certified cake mix range at the North East Scotland Food Awards in Aberdeen.

The Rural Employer award acknowledges companies that actively seek to attract, invest in, retain and reward talent. The awards judges said they chose “a business that reflects its rural values by fostering a true sense of belonging and community in the workplace”.

The Best Foodservice Product award recognised Macphie’s development of what it describes as “the first vegan-certified cake mix range for use by industry professionals both in the UK and internationally”.

Macphie’s charmain Alastair Macphie said that the duo of award wins was “absolutely brilliant”.

“The award for our new vegan product is important as we are very proud of our track record in innovation and exploring the new. Keeping focused on the future helps us identify opportunities in the ever-evolving food industry as we deliver inspirational solutions for our customers,” he added.

“We are committed to cultivating a diverse, rewarding, employee culture so it is particularly gratifying to be recognised as employer of the year. We are lucky that the passion of our people is one of our greatest strengths.”