Loch Duart Appoints New Non-Executive Director

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The independent salmon farming company Loch Duart has appointed Ian Laird, the Managing Director of Alex Begg, to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. Ian has a passion for products and brands like Loch Duart Salmon that have attained global recognition and are popular worldwide.

“I’m very excited to be joining the Board of Loch Duart at a time when this premium brand is growing in popularity, particularly overseas. It is one of the great Scottish business success stories. As Managing Director of Alex Begg, I have developed an understanding of the connection between what customers value and what unique capability exists within a business like Loch Duart. I look forward to bringing my experience into the mix of the Board of Loch Duart and being a champion for a quality product which is asked for by name worldwide,” said Ian Laird, the new Non-Executive Director on the Loch Duart Board.

Alex Begg is a world leader in the design and manufacture of woven accessories, producing the world’s finest cashmere products. It counts as its clients luxury fashion brands, such as Ralph Lauren and Vivienne West Wood, and leading luxury retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Wako in Tokyo.

Alban Denton, the Managing Director of Loch Duart, thinks that Ian will bring to the company his understanding of managing a prestigious and global luxury brand, which is Alex Begg. “We’re especially pleased that he will contribute his experience of managing a company which has not only doubled in size, but now exports most of what it produces. Loch Duart’s focus is on producing extraordinary tasting salmon. Having Ian as part of our team will help us continue to deliver this to customers across the world,” he added.

Loch Duart was founded on the principle of farming in a sustainable manner, so it makes no compromise when it comes to producing the best tasting salmon available. It produces around 5,000 tons per year and it employs 115 people in the Hebrides and Sutherland.

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New Events from Billy and Jack

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Billy and Jack have announced some forthcoming March events, following the success of their sold out 24-hour World Cancer Day supper club that took place last weekend at Plum + Spilt Milk.

The first event on the list is Dinner Club at BOKI Seven Dials on Saturday, the 3rd of March, in London. It is an exclusive monthly supper club and those wishing to attend will enjoy a menu of seasonal and contemporary British food, served in a beautiful and relaxed venue. Four seasonal courses will be served, together with bread and butter, and a couple of snacks. Tickets are limited to 24 and are priced at £45 per person. For purchase, please visit https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/supper-clubs/billy-and-jacks-dinner-club?t=tickets.

The second event will take place on Sunday, the 4th of March in London and it is called Blacks Club’s Sunday Roast Presents: Billy and Jack. The duo has designed a beautifully honest and seasonal menu, focused on using the highest quality British produce available. Priced at £35 per person, the menu includes three courses and all the trimmings required on a Sunday, plus a welcome drink of your choice. The tickets can be purchased here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/food-drink/blacks-club-sunday-roast-with-billy-and-jack?t=tickets.

Billy and Jack at William Sitwell’s Weston Supper Club will take place on Friday, the 23rd of March, in Northamptonshire. William Sitwell has invited the two chefs to cook at one of his legendary Supper Clubs in the beautiful setting of his family home, Weston Hall, which will seat 50 people. William Sitwell is one of the UK’s leading food writers, the multi-award-winning editor of the acclaimed Waitrose Food magazine, and the author of three internationally successful books. He is also one of the long standing critics on the BBC show MasterChef. Tickets are available for purchase here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/william-sitwell-13713261552.

Billy and Jack met in 2016 on BBC’s MasterChef and since then, they have teamed up as a duo and shared their love for cooking to the world. They have worked with a variety of brands, including designing the menu for and hosting the launch of Google Home and developing a series of super tasty dishes for Cancer Research UK.

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Organic Pomegranate Essence from Planet Organic

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Planet Organic will be tingling our taste buds this month with the launch of the tasty Organic Pomegranate Essence by Secret Gardens that comprises the exotic tastes of the Mediterranean into a bottle. British people have the chance to enjoy the flavours of sun kissed organic pomegranate, brought to them from the Antakya region in Turkey.

The Antakya region is renowned for its rich soil and warm Mediterranean climate that creates distinctively delicious pomegranates, which burst with sweet taste and delightfully fragrant aroma. The fruits used in Pomegranate Essence are gently squeezed and simmered for hours on end, using a traditional Turkish recipe known as ‘Nar Eksisi’. The result is a pure organic pomegranate extract that is tangy, sweet, and sour at the same time.

The Essence can be used for marinades, salads, sauces, dipping, and even as a health supplement. The pomegranate is well known for its high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, which are potent antioxidants invaluable for health. It even has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, and blueberries. Furthermore, it contains a compound called Punicalagin, which is responsible for its health benefits.

“Organic Pomegranate Essence tastes astonishing. The fruit is a staple in Mediterranean diets and now UK connoisseurs can experience the delightful taste and health benefits for themselves. Whether you drizzle it on a salad, use it as a marinade or whip up a show stopping dessert, its multi-purpose nature makes it a savvy kitchen purchase for amateur cooks and gourmet chefs alike,” said Taner Ozsumer and Tuncay Yildiztas, Joint Founding Directors.

The Organic Pomegranate Essence is free from gluten, wheat, artificial colours, artificial flavours, and GM, making it suitable for those with special diets and health conditions. Additionally, it comes in an environmentally friendly glass bottle, which ensures the product stays fresh, flavoursome, and healthy throughout its shelf life.

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