Innovation behind every bite

Product development is our speciality – we can find the right recipe for you. Our Innovation Centre team produce delicious Scottish seafood recipes that will enhance your range and offer something new to your customers.

Product Development Process

Every product development is unique in its own ways – tailored to your requirements, influenced by your customers, prevailing culinary trends and the key objectives of your business. We can, however, map out the core stages of a typical product development process carried out by our expert Innovation Centre team, as follows:

01.

Ingredient Research & Trend Comparison

02.

Recipe Experimentation & Shortlisting

03.

Flavour Profiling & Ingredient Selection

04.

Sourcing, Costing & Product Refinement

05.

Customer Presentation & Feedback Loop

06.

Product Sign-off & Launch

Neil Morrison

Neil Morrison

Development Chef

Neil started his Chef career back in 1988 as a YTS Apprentice in Perthshire. Fast forward to 2010 when he joined the Aquascot NPD team as Development Chef.

Neil is the creative mind behind all our added-value products and he works closely with Justine and Fee to develop new products which meet our customer requirements and embrace the latest food trends.

Favourite Product: Trout with Soy & Ginger Glaze

Fiona "Fee" Stott

Fiona "Fee" Stott

NPD Manager

With over 20 years’ experience in product development in the fish & seafood industry, Fee first joined the Aquascot team in 2014 as NPD Manager. In December 2017 she took a career break and spent the next year or so embracing all things yoga & pilates-related.

Fee has since re-joined Aquascot in the same role, and her leadership and experience in all aspects of product development from concept to launch is pivotal to the ongoing success of our Innovation Centre.

Favourite Product: There are too many to list just one!

Mark Sweeney

Mark Sweeney

Product Manager

Mark has been involved in the food industry for over 25 years and has been with Aquascot for 20. Mark has had several roles within the business from production partner to planning, technical manager and now product manager.

Mark’s experience is essential to his role in the NPD department, where he project manages every single product launch for Aquascot and works closely with our Production partners to ensure that the products launch without a hitch.

Favourite Product: Top secret – it is due to launch in Autumn so I can’t say right now...

Justine Fourny

Justine Fourny

NPD Graduate

Originally from France, Justine set sail across the waters a couple of years ago. Her past experience includes category management in multinationals and nutrition studies. Her passion for the food & drink industry and her love of outdoors led her to the Scottish Highlands, where she found a happy place at Aquascot.

A bit of an all-rounder, she supports her team by conducting extensive research of food trends and competitor launches, as well as putting the Aquascot brand in the spotlight through internal and external communication.

Favourite product: Salmon Roulade with Ricotta & Spinach

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