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FreeFrom Eating awards 2016!

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ffeoa-2016For the third year in a row, Heaven Scent has been shortlisted for a FreeFrom Eating Award, in the category of “cafés, coffee shops, tea rooms“.

We’ve worked extremely hard to improve both the number and creativity of FreeFrom and multi-allergen free dishes on our menu, so are delighted to have got through the initial stages of these important awards.

The judges are now going to visit us incognito to decide if we make it through to the finals. Wish us luck!

FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

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Heaven Scent has applied for the “FreeFrom Eating Out Awards“, the UK’s only awards dedicated to eateries who cater for customers with special dietary requirements. We’re passionate about catering for customers with all dietary requirements, and these awards are a great benchmark for good practice.

We were the only Scottish finalist in last year’s awards, and since then we’ve made further improvements to our gluten, dairy and egg free menu choices as well as the way food is sourced and prepared, so we’re feeling confident! However, in our “Cafes & Teashops” categories we’re up against coffee shops similar to us but which offer menus which are wholly gluten free.

Fingers crossed…and watch this space!

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Trip Advisor 2016 smallHeaven Scent is delighted to have been awarded with a coveted TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for the fifth year running.

“You’ve Been Recognised for Superior Service

We’re thrilled to announce that Heaven Scent has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews you’ve earned on TripAdvisor.”

If you like what we do, please let us know by writing a review of your own.

Andrew wins…Outstanding Contribution to Scottish Hospitality

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Andrew Scott holding trophyAndrew Scott has won the prestigious “Outstanding Contribution to Scottish Hospitality” category at the Scottish Hospitality & Entertainment Awards 2016, held on Sunday 8th May in Glasgow.

This category, designed to recognise an individual who has become a staple in the Scottish hospitality scene and encompasses everything hospitality needs to be, was new for 2016 and one of the most hotly contested awards of the evening.

Andrew says “I’m absolutely delighted to win. I’ve worked in hospitality all my life, in various hotels, restaurants, Hospitality awardspubs, bistros and bars for 12 years before taking the plunge and setting up my own business in Milnathort 13 years ago. It’s hard work, but I love it and to be acknowledged in this way makes it all worthwhile”.

He adds “Scotland is renowned for its warm welcome and hospitality is ingrained in our culture. I’m both humbled and honoured for my personal contribution to be recognised in front of the country’s finest talent.”

Andrew is well known for his quirky, award-winning Heaven Scent brand with its artisan coffee shop, outside catering
business, unique events and meeting space and restaurant at Knockhill, Scotland’s premier racing circuit. 18 months Andrew at awards ceremony - Copy (2)ago he set up Victus Consultancy, putting his invaluable knowledge, skill and expertise to good use to help businesses in need of support, guidance and advice.

Winning this award is testament to Andrew’s passion and love of the hospitality industry, and every one here at Heaven Scent is extremely proud of this well-deserved recognition.

Well done Andrew!!!

Vote for Andrew!

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MC 2Following an incredible year in which Andrew Scott launched Heavens Above and Victus Consultancy, and won multiple awards for Heaven Scent and Heaven Scent Kitchen, Andrew has been nominated for “Outstanding Contribution to the Scottish Hospitality Industry 2016” at the Entertainment & Hospitality Awards.

Andrew is also being recognised due to the huge local and national support he provides the Scottish hospitality industry, as an advisor for Buell Group, associate of HIT, chair of Visit Loch Leven and presenter of a weekly hospitality slot for Heartland FM among many other commitments.

So….please vote for Andrew by 28th March 2016!

  • Click here for the awards website
  • Enter your name and email
  • Enter “Andrew Scott” in the first category on the left hand side
  • Press the “Vote Now” button

Many thanks in advance!

Scholarship for Lorin

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Lorin smallOur Heaven Scent Manager, Lorin Laing, has won a coveted HIT Scotland scholarship in Switzerland.

The globally renowned Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne offers hospitality management programmes to students from all over the world, and we’re delighted that Lorin was one of only a handful of applicants chosen to receive this highly sought-after award.

HIT recognises and develops only the very best talent in the hospitality industry, so this is a fantastic achievement.

Well done Lorin!

Heavens Above! More awards…

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                                   Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Star Awards...20.11.15 Excellence in Business Innovation winner Andrew Scott from Scott Hospitality Services receives his trophy from Allan McGregor of the Binn Group Picture by Graeme Hart. Copyright Perthshire Picture Agency Tel: 01738 623350  Mobile: 07990 594431               Innovation winner Scott Hospitality                     Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Star Awards...20.11.15 Employee of the Year Award to Holly Millar from Scott Hospitality Services presented by Gavin McLean (left) and Derek Petterson of McLeod Glaziers Picture by Graeme Hart. Copyright Perthshire Picture Agency Tel: 01738 623350  Mobile: 07990 594431

Friday 20th November was a huge night for us all at Heaven Scent and Heavens Above as we were double winners at the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards 2015, held at a glittering ceremony at Crieff Hydro.

The judges of the “Excellence in Business Innovation” award were hugely impressed by Andrew Scott’s vision and ambition in opening Heavens Above, a unique dining and events space above Heaven Scent artisan coffee shop in Milnathort, just eight months ago. They remarked on how Andrew had been able to make such a success of a city style venue in a rural location, and highlighted his ongoing efforts to improve, engage and innovate.

Andrew said “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised in this way. These awards are testament to our quirky approach to continual improvement and expanding our range of services. We pride ourselves in being creative and always thinking of new initiatives, from being one of the very few Scottish companies to take part in ‘Silver Sunday’ which celebrates the contribution older people make to our community, running a weekly Supper Club and inviting local children to design a ‘Terrifying Tea’ for Hallowe’en.”

Our success in business innovation is also a reflection of our amazing team headed up by Hollie Millar, who herself won the ‘Employee of the Year‘ accolade, beating off stiff competition from high calibre finalists from across Perthshire.

As if running Scott Hospitality doesn’t keep him busy enough, Andrew has also established Victus Catering Consultancy which offers help, advice and guidance to small to medium businesses in the hospitality sector whose problems and challenges require a different perspective. Furthermore, as a highly sought after keynote speaker and MC, Andrew is often invited to conferences, workshops and events across the UK.

Taste Our Best Award

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W-Taste-Our-Best-2015-2016Following a recent visit from VisitScotland’s quality assurance team, Heaven Scent is thrilled to have achieved the “Taste Our Best” award for the third successive year.

We are proud of the provenance and fantastic quality of our food, and the fact that we use as many Scottish suppliers and ingredients as possible. This is not only highly beneficial for the local economy, it enables us to minimise our food miles and maximise good sustainable and environmental practices.

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FreeFrom Eating Out Awards Finalist

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FFEOA 15 shortlisted 300dopi-CMYKThe UK-wide FreeFrom Eating Out Awards were launched this year to encourage innovation and celebrate excellence in the fast-growing freefrom food service industry.

Heaven Scent was delighted to be shortlisted in the “Cafe, Coffee Shop and Tearoom” category, the only Scottish company to make it through to the final stages of this category in this national competition. We have worked very hard to create a menu with plenty of gluten and diary free options, and to train out staff about allergens and how to cater for customers with special dietary requirements. There’s plenty more we could do however, and we’re always increasing our efforts to include as much choice as possible.

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