Scotland Food & Drink offers a comprehensive range of benefits and services specifically for members, over and above the wider industry representation function that it also performs. Each benefit is carefully designed to provide food and drink of all sizes with the help and support that will give them competitive edge and help save money.

In addition to our member benefit offering outlined in our member benefit brochure, Scotland Food & Drink:

  • Host a range of networking, trade and Meet the Buyer events which allow producers and retailers to interact and engage with new customers.
  • Provides market intelligence to give you a competitive edge.
  • Leads the Scottish food and drink industry's future strategy, which means that members can help shape the future of the food and drink industry in Scotland.

For more information on membership or any of the benefits available to Scotland Food & Drink members, contact Linda Chirnside by email or call 0131 335 0940.

Benefits available exclusively to members include:

Access to Experts

  • Sales Manager for Hire - David Orr
  • Retail, Ready, Review - Ross & Brown Food & Drink Consultants Ltd
  • Free Half-Day Consulting Review - Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie

Accountants & Financial Benefits

  • Cloud Software Consultation and Grant Funding Consultation – French Duncan LLP
  • Complimentary Business Growth Consultation - Grant Thornton UK
  • Free VAT Healthcheck and Free Place at Business Leaders Group - Henderson Loggie
  • Research & Development Tax Relief/Cash Back and Growth Funding - Johnston Carmichael
  • Three Months Free - KPMG Small Business Accounting
  • Capital Allowances Consultation - Martin Aitken & Co Ltd

Additional Benefits

  • Discount on Catering Services – Hickory Food
  • Free Join Corporate Membership - The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Discounted Subscription to The Grocer – The Grocer
  • Discount on Locker-Style Vending Machines - Vending by JSR

Business Insurance Solutions

  • Insurance Benefit - Bruce Stevenson
  • Tailored Insurance Solutions – CCRS Brokers Ltd
  • Risk Management Services - NFU Mutual
  • Global Insurance Programmes and Risk Advisory Services - Willis Ltd

Distribution Solutions

  • Distribution Support and Tailored Rates - JBT Distribution Ltd

Environmental Benefits

  • Free Initial Business Case Document - HWEnergy
  • Free Site Consultation & Maintenance Review – KCP Ltd
  • Low Carbon, Waste, & Energy Efficiency Projects - Shepherd and Wedderburn
  • Resource Efficient Scotland

Legal Assistance

  • Free Health & Safety / Regulatory Compliance Audit and Free Legal Health Check - Anderson Strathern LLP
  • Contracts Workshop - Brodies LLP
  • Guide to Doing Business Online - Brodies LLP
  • Health & Safety and Employment Law Solutions - Citation Professional Solutions
  • IP Consultation - Lawrie IP
  • Free Legal Advice - Dentons
  • 24/7 Emergency Response - MacRoberts LLP
  • Start Up Support - Morisons LLP
  • Legal Advice - Shepherd and Wedderburn
  • Bribery and Contracts Training - CMS

Marketing, Branding, Photography and Videography

  • 30-Minute Telephone Consultation - Black House Creative
  • Food Photography & Videography - Nick Callaghan Photography
  • Offshoot Design - Fresh Thinking – Discount, advice and support for funding
  • Free Review and Initial Concept Design - Oui3 Design
  • Free Brand Workshop - Forty Two
  • Free Professional Product Photography - Thyme Photography

Packaging Advice

  • No Obligation Review Of Packaging - Boxshop
  • Free Packaging Evaluation - InnPac Ltd
  • Packaging Advice - Murray Packaging

PR Support

  • Free PR Health-Check - 3X1 Public Relations
  • Introduction to PR - Scene & Herd PR & Marketing

Recruitment Help

  • Helping Select the Best People for Your Business – Aspen People
  • Recruitment Services & Salary Overview – DR Newitt
  • Bespoke Recruitment Solutions – Eden Scott
  • Simple and ethical recruitment solutions and advice - ESS
  • Psychometric Profiling - First Achieve Ltd
  • Innovative Approach and Fixed Recruitment Cost Model - Focus Food and Drink

Technical Assistance

  • Discounted Rates on All BRC and MSC Audits - Acoura
  • Free Production and Processing Review - Foodmek Ltd
  • Discount on Training Courses and Free Consultation - Outsource Solution Ltd
  • Access to Research and Development Expertise in Food, Nutrition, Diet and Health - QMU
  • Food Nutritional Labelling Service - The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

Utility Savings

  • Gas, Electricity, Water and Telecoms Savings - Business Cost Consultants
  • Energy, Gas and Water Savings - Powerful Allies

Web, Ecommerce and Social Media

  • Your Website Viewed on Mobiles - Shaw Marketing and Design
  • Technology Funding - Morsum

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