Grow your business

We help you open doors, access markets and build your strengths.

Looking to grow your food and drink business?  

Through our market development and market intelligence support, we help you with the essentials for growth: 

  • Market knowledge  
  • Opportunities to show what you can do  
  • Connections 
  • Skills to manage growth 
  • Accreditation to win customer confidence 

Market development

There’s a huge appetite at home and abroad for Scottish food and drink, but how do you pinpoint and access the opportunities profitably? Our market development team can help you find the answers.

Grow your regional business

During the Covid-19 lockdown, many consumers started buying more local produce. Which means that now – more than ever – could be a great time for your business to tap into regional markets.

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Grow your UK market

The UK offers fantastic opportunities for Scottish food and drink businesses, with currency, language and logistics all working in your favour.

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Grow your exports

Exporting is a proven way to grow your business and manage risk, and no business is too small or too new to consider it.

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Our range of resources and sector strategies can help you build your technical skills in commercial sales and marketing and sharpen your approach to recruitment & retention, growth and more.

The Academy

The Academy is a unique, market-focused, and commercially orientated training programme that helps Scottish food and drink producers

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A plan for smart recovery

A joint, industry and Scottish Government programme for Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink sector.

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The Knowledge Bank

The Knowledge Bank is here to power business growth by giving you access to unrivalled insight and analysis to help you unlock commercial success.

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Regional food growth

Growing our local food businesses and networks benefits all of us. So there’s plenty of support available.

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Market intelligence

We turn information into actionable insights for daily decision-making and strategic planning, helping you to navigate the ever-changing food and drink landscape

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In this section, you'll find a wealth of supporting information on a range of subject matters. To get started, jump into any of our toolkits linked below.

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Member benefits

From professional services to supply chain, from market development to market intelligence, our benefits will save you money.

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Find out more about our publications - from the Ambition 2030 strategy to Food Tourism Scotland action plan.

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Our calendar contains extensive listings of each month's harvest: fruit, vegetables, meat, game, wild food, herbs, fish and shellfish.

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Sector strategies

Read the latest sector strategies for the Scottish food and drink industry.

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Scotland Food & Drink membership

Our services and offers for members can put you in pole position to develop your markets, customers, products and competitive edge. They’ll save you money too.

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Scotland Food & Drink is the kind of umbrella organisation that is essential to help growth across the food and drink sector.
Iain Stirling

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