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Celtic Sea Spice Company T/A MARA

Premium Scottish seaweed brand selling seaweed seasonings and snacks for taste, health and provenance.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Edinburgh, Scotland, GB
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Mara sells branded Scottish seaweed products - seasonings and snacks - into premium retail and restaurants. Seaweed has an incredible taste and health profile, and our company is exploiting growing demand for healthy, natural products and snacks. Seaweed is produced in Scotland; from wild harvested and farmed. Our customers are premium retailers, restaurants and food producers, both in UK and Export markets; foodies and ethical shoppers.


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    Fiona Houston

    Fiona grew up in an entrepreneurial family business - Gretna Green Group.
    Schooled in Scotland, Fiona studied at Oxford University, (PPE, BA Hons, Msc. Management.)
    In 1990-92 project executive for Scottish Enterprise,
    1992 - 2003, she lived in Washington DC, working as a journalist, for the New York Times, and then freelance.
    In 2003, returned to Scotland, In 2005 wrote a book, “seaweed and eat it”, discovered possibilities of seawee

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    Alexandra Milne

    Born in the Borders, Xa has a background in publishing and journalism. She studied at Edinburgh University and then moved to London where she worked on publicity and marketing for book publishers Victor Gollancz and Weidenfeld & Nicolson, before starting a career in journalism. She worked as an assistant editor on the Independent before moving back up to Scotland. Discovered love of food innovation on a cooking course with AA Gill, and pursuing


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    Steven Brown, Harper McLeod
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    Ken Wilson