Driving growth for our food and drink industry is what we do 

We forge the connections that help our members and industry thrive. We match buyers with producers, ideas with innovators, and products with markets. 

This network of expertise, knowledge, and passion is our beating heart. It knits together ideas and insights from market experts, research specialists and business development managers from different markets, cultures and countries to help guide and grow Scotland’s food and drink industry.

New business startups


in 7 years




Food productivity


Since 2007

Seizing new opportunities

Searching for a new route to markets? Needing to get in touch with buyers? Unsure about sales opportunities? That’s what our market development team help you with.  In challenging times, finding that competitive edge is more vital than ever. 

Our unwavering focus is on helping Scottish businesses grow by attracting and developing new commercial opportunities in Scotland, the UK, and internationally. By working together to develop business capability and increase profitability, we will benefit local communities and Scotland as a whole. 

Grow your business

By working together to develop business capability and increase profitability, we will benefit local communities and Scotland as a whole.

Grow regionally

There’s great appeal for home-grown produce among consumers here in Scotland, which means there’s untapped potential for your business in every postcode. We can help you forge new connections, boost local produce in specific regions and explore news ways to put your business firmly on the map. 

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Grow UK wide

The UK market represents a significant opportunity for Scottish food and drink businesses yet to venture south of the border and across the Irish Sea, where currency, language and logistics all work in your favour. To make the most of almost 70 million potential customers, we help businesses develop the necessary skills, accreditation and knowledge. Let's give your produce the exposure it deserves. 

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Grow your exports

Whether you’re actively thinking about exporting for the first time, have ambitions to launch new products in existing overseas markets, or expand into new ones, we can provide the contacts, insights and on-the-ground knowledge to help make it happen.  Exporting plays a crucial role in growing our food and drink sector. And we have a strategy to expedite your plans, no matter what stage you are at on your journey.  

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Our affiliate members

Over 100 experts ready to help

We have a growing cohort of Affiliate Members who are on hand to help your food and drink business operate effectively by providing a range of professional services as well as practical supply chain support.

Building your skilled workforce

How to keep our talent pipeline flowing 

How do we tackle the issue of getting the right people into the industry, in the right numbers and locations, and with the right skills, to boost productivity and drive growth? 

Need help or advice?

We can help you find the information or support you need to help your business grow.  

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