Scotmas Group: Most Entrepreneurial Exporter of the Year

19 April 2017

By Kirsty McLaren

 

Scotmas Group: Most Entrepreneurial Exporter of the Year

Awarded by HSBC

Scotmas Group company Chairman Derek Cameron and Managing Director Alistair Cameron were delighted to receive the “Most Entrepreneurial Exporter of The Year” award at this years ‘Scottish Export Awards’ hosted by HSBC and Scottish Enterprise.

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Derek Cameron who founded Scotmas Group in 1998 has been a keen entrepreneur throughout his career, spending much of his early years working throughout Africa on a variety of agricultural projects. It was there that he recognised the need for the new and effective biocide Chlorine Dioxide that could protect food supplies from bacterial spoilage due to heat and hygiene issues. Derek was joined at an early stage in the business by his sons, and together they now employ 42 persons in the Scottish Borders and a further 10 in locations across the globe.

Derek Cameron said:

“Scotmas is a business that has been driven by innovation and exports since we were founded as a 3 person home-based business back in 1998.  As we have grown, we have taken care to identify technologies that protect people and the environment from dangerous bacteria and contamination, and we have been successful in spreading that message to markets across Europe, The Middle East and Southern Africa.  Working together with Scottish Trade International and our innovation partners, the next year will see a further expansion of our business into Asia and South America”.

Alistair Cameron said:

“The key to success in our International markets has been about recognising the need to adapt business models to different local demands and market conditions. It has also been about sharing information and best practice around the World. By building close relationships with our partners in overseas markets, we learn about new approaches and challenges that we can take elsewhere in the World.”

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Scotmas Group company Chairman Derek Cameron and Managing Director Alistair Cameron were delighted to receive the “Most Entrepreneurial Exporter of The Year” award at this years ‘Scottish Export Awards’ hosted by HSBC and Scottish Enterprise.

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Derek Cameron who founded Scotmas Group in 1998 has been a keen entrepreneur throughout his career, spending much of his early years working throughout Africa on a variety of agricultural projects. It was there that he recognised the need for the new and effective biocide Chlorine Dioxide that could protect food supplies from bacterial spoilage due to heat and hygiene issues. Derek was joined at an early stage in the business by his sons, and together they now employ 42 persons in the Scottish Borders and a further 10 in locations across the globe.

Derek Cameron said:

“Scotmas is a business that has been driven by innovation and exports since we were founded as a 3 person home-based business back in 1998.  As we have grown, we have taken care to identify technologies that protect people and the environment from dangerous bacteria and contamination, and we have been successful in spreading that message to markets across Europe, The Middle East and Southern Africa.  Working together with Scottish Trade International and our innovation partners, the next year will see a further expansion of our business into Asia and South America”.

Alistair Cameron said:

“The key to success in our International markets has been about recognising the need to adapt business models to different local demands and market conditions. It has also been about sharing information and best practice around the World. By building close relationships with our partners in overseas markets, we learn about new approaches and challenges that we can take elsewhere in the World.”

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