A DALGETY Bay company that has developed an innovative live shellfish transportation system were given a huge financial boost last Wednesday as they scooped the maximum £100,000 at the ScotEdge awards in Edinburgh.

Lobster Pod Ltd is the brainchild of husband and wife team Errin and Dr Keith Todd and to claim the cash they had to undertake a ‘Dragon’s Den’-style pitch in front of a panel of judges, including Sir Tom Hunter, and a live audience of 300 people before facing a nine-minute Q&A session.

The awards are given to new Scottish businesses able to demonstrate their ability to grow and bring valuable turnover and jobs into the Scottish economy.

Marine-biologist Dr Keith Todd said, “The ScotEdge award allows us to develop our business at a pace that the industry needs.” Lobster Pod Ltd impressed the judging panel with their “vision and entrepreneurial spirit” and were deemed capable of “significant growth”.

Alasdair Busby, business adviser at Business Gateway, said, “Congratulations to Errin and Keith Todd and the team at Lobster Pod.

"Securing one of the top awards not only highlights that the Lobster Pod is innovative it also gives credence to the fact that the invention has the potential to revolutionise how shellfish are transported on a global scale.”