Our partner organisations

The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership is a unique collaboration between industry organisations, Scottish Government and its agencies. Collectively we work to deliver Ambition 2030, our industry growth strategy.

Our partners

We believe the best things happen when we work together. That way, we can deliver events and initiatives to benefit both members and the food and drink industry as a whole.

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is an evidence-based levy board with a pivotal role to make the industry sectors they support more competitive and sustainable.

Dairy UK represents the interests of dairy farmers, producer co-operatives, manufacturers of dairy products and processors and distributors of liquid milk throughout the UK. This supply chain approach is unique within the global dairy industry.

The Food and Drink Federation Scotland (FDF Scotland) is an independent, industry funded trade association, representing food and drink manufacturers from major global brands through to small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland.

HIE is the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for the highlands & islands. HIE's role and responsibilities are sharply focused on helping high growth businesses and improving regional competiteveness.

The purpose of NFU Scotland is to promote and protect the interests of the Scottish farming industry, influence government, the public and consumers to that end, and assist its members to meet the needs of customers.

Opportunity North East (ONE) is a private sector catalyst driving transformational change in north east Scotland’s economy. ONE develop and deliver projects to accelerate regional economic growth and diversification and help businesses to develop and grow at home and internationally, working in partnership across the public and private sector.

Quality Meat Scotland's core function is to work with the Scottish red meat industry to improve its efficiency and profitability and to maximise its contribution to Scotland's economy.

Seafood Scotland is a trade organisation set up in 1999 by the main representatives of the Scottish seafood industry, to market, promote and develop responsibly caught Scottish seafood in order to maximise the value return to industry.

SEFARI aims to deliver ‘Leading Ideas for Better Lives’, reflecting that publicly funded research in Scotland is delivering a positive impact for policy, business and public users, whether in Scotland or elsewhere. The portfolio delivers both longer-term, strategic research and shorter, more policy-responsive work. It also invests in the next generation of scientists, supports Scotland’s research infrastructure and helps generate new partnerships with others.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) promotes, protects and represents the interests of the whisky industry in Scotland and around the world.

SAOS are Scotland’s experts on co-operative and collaborative strategies, structures and management. They provide a comprehensive range of development and consultancy services, supported by The Scottish Government.

Scottish Bakers has represented and promoted the interests of the bakery trade in Scotland since 1891. The Association believes that it is an integral part of each members business operation. As such it can be called upon to provide a valuable source of advice.

Our aim is to encourage growth of the Scottish economy by encouraging inward investment and helping Scottish companies to compete in overseas markets. We provide a wide range of international business services.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills. SDS was formed in 2008 as a non-departmental public body, bringing together careers, skills, training and funding services.

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's main economic development agency, funded largely by Scottish Government. Our activities help businesses with the appetite and capacity to grow to improve efficiencies, access new sources of funding and conquer new markets.

The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.

Scottish salmon is an iconic global brand, world renowned for taste and quality and consistently ranks as the country’s top food export. Salmon Scotland is the voice of Scottish salmon and represents the major Scottish salmon producers and dozens of supply chain companies.

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