Ace Aquatec CEO Nathan Pyne-Carter recognised as Regional Director of the Year


10th September 2020

Nathan Pyne-Carter, CEO of Dundee-based aquaculture technology supplier Ace Aquatec, was recognised at the Institute of Directors Scotland Awards as this year’s Director of the Year for Tayside and Fife.

The Director of the Year Awards recognise some of Britain’s top business talent and acknowledge exceptional leadership and governance. This year, the awards were hosted by Scottish broadcaster Grant Stott.

After winning last year’s Director of the Year award in the Innovation category, Pyne-Carter takes home the Director of the Year award for Tayside and Fife this year. He is recognised for his sustainable and international growth strategies; enabling R&D and international growth, whilst creating a great place to work as well as developing great product innovations.

Ace Aquatec is a market leader in ethical aquaculture technology in the United Kingdom. Its expertise ranges from acoustic and non-acoustic predator deterrents that are safe for marine mammals to electric in-water stunning that improves animal welfare at slaughter, and biomass measurement that uses real 3D data to improve accuracy. They have contracts with all the major UK fish farms – including Scottish Sea Farms and Scottish Salmon Company.

When asked about his win, Pyne-Carter commented: “It’s amazing to be recognised for this award. Our people and innovation are two core elements of our company. Everyone in our team feels a strong connection to our brand and appreciates being able to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in the world. In line with our global growth strategy, we’re focusing on R&D and the global expansion of our team this year, so it’s fantastic to be recognised for our work.”

The judges commented: “Nathan has shown an innovative approach to his R&D development and getting his solutions to market. He reinvests revenues in additional R&D and staffing to ensure he has the right blend of expertise and is continually looking to overseas markets to both develop his offerings and gain a foothold in areas that do not have his technology. His support of his people and utilisation of academia to develop his products really stood out. He has set clear key strategic goals for growth and has clear people strategies, both aimed at developing and growing his business.”

Other candidates that were shortlisted for this award are: Kirsteen Campbell (Scottish SPCA), Julie Cosgrove (Caledonia Housing Association), and Mike Robinson (Royal Scottish Geographical Society).

Ace Aquatec Ltd

Ace Aquatec partners with world leading experts in different scientific fields to apply breakthrough technological developments to aquaculture and marine industries.

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