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Edinburgh’s Social Conscience Restaurant wins National Small Business Big Heart Award

Kilted Lobster of Edinburgh has won the 2018 Small Business Big Heart Award in association with ( The ‘restaurant with a social conscience’
won against stiff competition from nine other regional finalists from all over the UK.

Kilted Lobster received the Small Business Big Heart Award for the many ways it helps those in need
around Edinburgh including free meals for those facing financial hardship, vocational training for those
overcoming barriers to work and education, and cookery classes for families on limited budgets or
catering for special dietary needs.

Rufus Bazley, Director of Marketing comments

Rufus Bazley, Director of Marketing at says,

“All our regional finalists were worthy contenders for the top prize, but the judges decided Kilted Lobster and its ‘Cooking up a storm’ social conscience had the edge. The impact the business makes to the wellbeing of locals on a sustained basis is amazing because as well as helping those communities directly it helps them to help themselves for the long term.”

Chef Patron, Colin Hinds says,

“We are delighted with the recognition, and it will spur us even further
on our mission to help those in need feeding those in need with food, knowledge and access to work.”

Kilted Lobster will receive £1,000 to put towards a good cause of its choice.


Rufus concluded,

“For the second year running the Small Business Big Heart Awards have demonstrated the
incredible impact the UK’s small business community has on individuals and organisations that might otherwise be overlooked. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our entrants and congratulate every one of our finalists.