The winners of the prestigious Highland Business Awards 2017 were unveiled at a capacity lunch and awards ceremony at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness.
Organised by Inverness Chamber of Commerce, in association with media partner Scottish Provincial Press, as part of Highland Business Week 2017, the Highland Business Awards were attended by 330 business men and women from across the region.
Winners and finalists across the broad range of award categories were recognised for their contribution to the economic success of the Highlands and Islands.
The HIE sponsored category ‘Exporter of the Year’ was won by Marine Harvest which also won the overall Highland Business of the Year award.
Marine Harvest operates four salmon hatcheries, five freshwater loch sites and 48 sea farms.
Its farm operations are situated across Skye, the Western Isles, Lochaber, Wester Ross and Argyll.
Live fish are harvested at a site at Mallaig and processed at Marine Harvest's Blar Mhor processing plant in Fort William. The company has offices at Fort William and Rosyth in Fife.
With twelve diverse categories on offer, organisations of all sizes and across all sectors in the Highlands, Islands and Moray were encouraged to put themselves forward.
The awards help to recognise the efforts that play an integral role in sustaining a successful business environment in this region.
Winners and finalists across the broad range of awards categories were recognised for their contribution to the economic success of the Highlands.
Winners can be viewed at https://www.inverness-chamber.co.uk/events/event/highland-business-awards-2017
Pic caption: Ben Hadfield, Chief Operating officer at Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd receiving Exporter of the Year from Moira Unwin, Export Advisor, HIE.