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2019 Sponsors

Headline Sponsor – Wood

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The headline sponsor for Signature 2019 is Wood.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services in energy, industry, and the built environment, employing more than 60,000 people in over 60 countries.  Its values of care, commitment and courage are embedded in its business and define who they are, how they work, what they believe in and what they stand for. Being socially responsible is integral to what they do. Wood aims to make a positive difference to the communities in which it operates and seeks ways to assist them by building relationships based on respect, understanding and empowerment.

It helps local communities by supporting health, welfare, education and humanitarian relief.  Each year employees can apply for matched funding to support worthy charities and community groups. Wood employees also give their time and fund-raise for local charities that provide critical local support.

Wood has a long history of helping local charities in Aberdeen, particularly those helping homeless and disadvantaged people in the city, including Aberdeen Cyrenians, Cornerstone and Instant Neighbour. Its employees in Aberdeen have helped the company to raise thousands of pounds over the years for the Maggie’s Centre in Aberdeen and Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, with hundreds volunteering to create the hospital garden and make improvements to the hospital.

Wood is very proud of the help its employees provide to  local communities; their people genuinely care about others - not because they work for Wood, but because Wood has great people.

For more information visit www.woodplc.com

 

Wine Sponsor - WoodWinters

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WoodWinters is one of the country’s leading wine and whisky retailers, seven times winner of the IWC Scottish Merchant of the Year and the first ever Scottish winner of the Decanter UK retailer of the year.

Wood Winters wants to share outstanding and diverse wines from across the globe – connecting with like-minded wine drinkers and allowing then to taste and buy these wines. Wood Winters buyers are excited by flavour and provenance.

WoodWinters shops can be found in Edinburgh and Inverness as well as the original shop in Bridge of Allan, and have been described as;

"WoodWinters is… well, different. It smells like a wine shop. It looks like a wine shop too. But it feels right. I want to buy. I’m being seduced." Joe Fattorini - The Herald “

It is the kind of local wine merchant everyone should have: a friendly presence, terrific wines, and great personal service.” Anthony Rose - The Daily Record

With over 850 wines on the shelves and over 2,500 wines across their two warehouses, 400 whiskies and 150 artisan gins, WoodWinters also runs more than 75 tastings and masterclasses each year.

 

Produce Sponsor – Campbells Prime Meat

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The first Campbells butcher shop opened in Edinburgh in 1910 with a strong focus to provide premium quality butchered meat and this value still stands strong at the company’s heart. Since then the company has developed to supply hundreds of restaurants, colleges and universities across the UK, working closely with high profile chefs including the majority of Michelin-starred restaurants in Scotland together with the chefs of the future.

To this day, Campbells Prime Meat dry age their beef for at least 21 days, improving the flavour and texture of the meat.  They proudly continue to butcher their meat in the traditional way, never on a production line. This makes a big difference to the quality and the taste remains consistently good every time.

Being a Scottish company is a great advantage to Campbells. It helps us to produce the highest quality meat, because Scottish farmers rear great animals, predominantly grass fed and based on less intensive agriculture systems than elsewhere in Europe. Our fresh fish is just that – fresh.  We source all of our fish daily from Scrabster, Peterhead and Shetland. We buy fish at the quayside from boats fishing in the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, assuring our customers of the freshest, Scottish landed fish.

We endeavour to source locally as much as possible to support the Scottish economy and work closely with chefs to develop seasonal delicacies and encourage food innovation.

 

JK Fine Foods

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Located in Aberdeen’s west end, JK Fine Foods is an indoor farmers market boasting a superb range of goods which has placed it as a firm foodie favourite and a one stop shop for excellence.

It boasts one of the best butchery counters in the city with all the beef sourced directly from Millers of Speyside in the Highlands, ensuring the customer superb Scottish quality and full traceability from field to fork.

The store, in the city’s Chattan Place, also has a large fish counter that is stocked daily straight from Peterhead market, which is in line with JK Fine Foods’ ethos of sustainable sourcing.

With a focus on supporting local, JK has a large dairy, bakery, vegetable and deli selection sourced from independent producers from across Aberdeenshire and Scotland, in addition to an international deli section which features a large stock of organic, gluten free and vegan products.

The store continually adds to its product lines and currently houses around 5000 food products, with as much as possible sourced locally.

It also boasts one of the North-east’s largest collections of local and Scottish craft beers and gins. They stock more than 60 gins, mostly Scottish and 80 craft beers, from local suppliers such as Fierce Beer and Brewdog.

JK Fine Foods is focussed on encouraging customers to champion local retailers and producers rather than support large supermarket chains.

 

 

KidsOR

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KidsOR is the sponsor of the Martin Wishart evening.

 

 

Johnston Carmichael

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Scotland’s food and drink is at the top of its game – we can take your business there too.

As the country’s leading independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, we work with some of Scotland’s fastest growing food and drink businesses, providing innovative ideas to help them achieve their ambitions.

We believe ‘ask don’t tell, listen don’t talk’. By listening to what matters to our clients most, we help you to solve problems, face challenges and increase the possibilities every time we’re in touch. We look after your business in all areas of accounting – from audit to tax, to business and personal finance.

With experts across Scotland we are always on hand to listen, learn and advise.

https://johnstoncarmichael.com/industry-experience/food-drink

 

 

Jamieson & Carry

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Jamieson & Carry will sponsor Phil Howard's Signature meal.

Located at 142 Union Street, Aberdeen, Jamieson & Carry is a family-owned and run jeweller with a wide selection of fine jewellery, Swiss watches and luxury gifts from the world’s leading brands including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Tudor, Montblanc, Roberto Coin and Hans D Kreiger. Browse the collection online at www.jamieson-carry.com or in-store.