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The Cadman Capital Group Spotlight: Orkney Shellfish Hatchery (OSH)

The Cadman Capital Group Spotlight: Orkney Shellfish Hatchery (OSH)

Date: March 14th, 2018 Author: Giles Cadman Categories: Series: The Cadman Capital Group Spotlight

This month, I'm incredibly excited to share Orkney Shellfish Hatchery with you – or as we affectionately call it, OSH! But first, some background on The Cadman Capital Group and what we do.

I started this spotlight series because there is just so much going on at the Cadman Capital Group, I myself can hardly keep up (and I'm only half kidding). I love showcasing the different businesses under The Cadman Capital Group umbrella because it really comes down to the teams that put so much hard work to enable these companies to flourish.

What is the Cadman Capital Group?

The Cadman Capital Group is a group of cohesive and complementary companies we’ve built and acquired over the years. These companies are all different but have similar objectives, operating in international trade, retail, leisure and investment markets. Here are a couple of previous spotlights if you’re interested: Tredders and Golden West Wines. You may be thinking that a shoe retailer and a wine company are quite different, but when you spread the same values across all companies, they have a way of working well together.  

All about Orkney Shellfish Hatchery

This brings us to a new company of ours: Orkney Shellfish Hatchery (OSH). I have a passion for sustainability in business and in my personal life, but especially when it comes to aquaculture. I love seafood and enjoying it with wine and friends, but I also know that overfishing is destroying a way of life, as well as our oceans. It's been my mission to find ways to ensure we can raise seafood sustainably. 

What is OSH?

OSH is a multi-species hatchery, producing oysters, lobsters, and feed. Aquahive’s prototype was installed in the hatchery, making for a very successful production of shellfish. Aquahive, if you're wondering, is a company of ours that specializes in providing turnkey solutions for those looking to develop commercial crustacea (mainly lobsters). Basically, it's a system designed to house and develop large masses of lobsters in a "honeycomb" style facility.   

What does OSH produce?  

OSH produces a variety of products, which is what I'm most excited about. At the farm, we raise: 

  • Bivale (Oysters) 
  • Lobsters Juvenile: baby lobsters are released back into the ocean and support nature in replenishing itself
  • European Clawed Lobster
  • Feed (Algae) 

Where is OSH located? 

OSH is positioned in a remote part of the British Isles called The Orkney Islands. The Islands truly are unique and are in the perfect location to produce premium seafood products. They offer unique natural resources to allow us to produce shellfish and other products at a premium level.

Who is behind OSH? 

As always, these launches are a massive team effort! A special thanks to Dennis Gowland, Richard York, Simon Stringer, Joy Gowland, Dr. Matthew Johnston, and Kate Goodwin for all of your efforts in making the dream possible. 

What's the future of OSH? 

Aquaculture is transforming the seafood industry and OSH is playing a significant role in that change. The company is leading the way with sustainability, innovation, and responsibility and I'm proud to call OSH a Cadman Capital Group company. If you're looking to learn more about OSH, stay tuned for our website launch – coming soon! 

Giles Cadman is Chairman of The Cadman Capital Group, a group of cohesive, complementary companies, operating in the international trade, retail, leisure, and investment markets. Learn more about Giles.


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