For more information on membership or any of the benefits available to members, contact Linda Chirnside by email or call 0131 335 0940.
JBT Distribution Ltd
JBT Ltd is the leading haulage company operating throughout Scotland with depots in Inverness, Aberdeen, Bathgate, East Kilbride, Orkney and Shetland.
They work across chilled, frozen and ambient sectors and deliver to small and large outlets.
The site is BRC accredited and is ideal for a food and drink supplier to store raw material and finished product. It is ideal as a distribution point for goods to held and distributed from their across the UK and Europe.
JBT Ltd are offering Scotland Food & Drink members a free consultation and specific tailored rates for your distribution needs regardless of size of company or delivery. They would also be happy to offer an open invitation for all members to come and see the site and view the operation.
Drac Logistics Ltd
Drac Logistics Ltd is an International Freight Forwarding company situated in Falkirk, just ten minutes from Grangemouth port and situated perfectly for Rail and Airport departures.
We offer Ambient & Temp Controlled freight services via Air, Sea, Rail & Road. Whether it be International, Domestic or even Courier services that you require, we have you covered throughout all postcodes in Scotland.
Our aim is to get your products to market in a timely but cost effective way while maintaining customer/client satisfaction
The offering of a Weekly Collection service from IV-AB offers an ideal solution for a groupage service. We consolidate on the central belt allowing you to ship your cargo with other like-minded business in the food/drink sector.
Drac Logistics Ltd ensure that we take the time to understand your business so we can offer a personalised, tailor made service supporting you with every element of the shipping process whether that be customs matters, to finding fast & reliable services, having full visibility of your shipment via our online portal or even dedicated account managers who are able to offer guided support, we really do have your business requirements at heart.
We’re here to solve the problem of surplus, and have been doing for almost 50 years across various locations in England.
We take stock (both food and non-food) from retailers and manufacturers who in turn see a return on their surplus, and then we redistribute them to our Company Shop member only supermarkets where they can enjoy great discounts on high quality big brands.
Some of the money we make helps us run our social enterprise, Community Shop which was created to help people in deprived areas to feed their families and learn new skills to improve their lives.
So while our members are saving some pounds taking advantage of our unique stores, they’re also supporting people who need it most and saving the planet too.
Membership is free and open to employees who work in the FMCG supply chain.
So please, we NEED your surplus stock. Help us bring the Company Shop Group experience to Scotland, help us share the good with as many of your people as possible, and help us save perfectly good products from going to waste. Your input can make a real difference.
Enquire about membership eligibility or selling your surplus today, contact Mark Don (Scottish Business Development Executive) on: 07813 993 322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environment & Energy
Gaeltel, in partnership with Utility Alliance, offers a free comprehensive energy consultancy service. They will work with you on an on-going basis to minimise your consumption, reduce your overall energy cost and help to optimise your usage patterns.
They provide support to businesses for smart energy solutions.
Gaeltel are the only company in Scotland to provide billing management, detailed premises monitoring, Electric Vehicle Charging, Lighting LED retrofit, Voltage Optimisation,Solar and ESaaS combined.
A typical mid to large business will be between 10% and 40% better off with Gaeltel than any other industry or broker offer.
Membership benefit: A free energy review which will consist of Gaeltel reviewing your current consumption, contracts and business usage trends to identify any problem areas. They will make recommendations to you to improve not only your cost but how energy efficient your business is. They will also explain how current industry levies impact on your costs.
All Gaeltel need to get started is a copy of the invoice and a letter of authorisation which allows us to speak to the supplier to gain consumption information.
Powerful Allies has been described as a “quiet revolution”, introducing hitherto unseen levels of transparency and clarity into commercial energy procurement. Our unique Open Competition Charter sets new standards in an otherwise unregulated sector, with a personal and hands-on approach to energy contract negotiation which truly reflects the needs of clients. No hidden supplier incentives or the sales targets of faceless and, in many cases, unscrupulous brokers. No hidden deals, no hidden fees, just honest and accountable contract negotiation.
Which is why Powerful Allies has been the appointed energy partner for Scotland Food & Drink for the past 4 years and is the only partner recommended by HiT Scotland. Just look at www.powerfulallies.com/clients to see the superb base of clients we have attracted throughout Scotland.
And to ensure we always provide the best possible value for money, Powerful Allies is confident that our broker commission for Scotland Food & Drink members is just half normal broker commission, and often even less.
Zero Waste Scotland is a Scottish Government and EU funded organisation leading on Scotland’s zero waste journey. Via a range of free and impartial support and funding mechanisms for businesses and consumers, Zero Waste Scotland can help to identify cost savings and develop new business opportunities in an environmentally conscientious way.
What help is on offer?
Resource Efficient Scotland is a programme of Zero Waste Scotland and provides a range of self-help and one-to-one business support on energy, water and waste reduction. For a free food waste opportunity assessment click here. For a free energy, water and general waste audit click here. For general tools, support and funding information, visit the Resource Efficient Scotland website.
Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help individuals to take action. By doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too. Visit the website and Facebook page for handy hints, tips and recipes about reducing food waste at home. If you would like to host a free Love Food Hate Waste cascade training session (for 10 people or more), please email us for more information.
Experts in Utilities Management for the Food & Drink Sector
eyebright, based in Glasgow, are experts in utilities management and can provide a wide range of services for Scotland Food & Drink members including procurement, bureau services, site works, green credentials and renewable technologies. If its in the utilities sector, they have the expertise to help.
eyebright work with such a large portfolio of suppliers they are always able to secure a market leading tariff, but their mission is to ensure that Scotland Food & Drink members understand their energy usage and look to reduce it. Saving money on your energy tariff is fantastic but it has nowhere near the impact of reducing your usage.
For Scotland Food & Drink members eyebright will conduct a full, no obligation, utilities health check that includes delivering a report with actionable strategies that members can implement with or without their help.
eyebright are changing the way Scottish Businesses think about utilities with a unique approach.
The team at eyebright can be reached on 0141 530 4152 and all Scotland Food & Drink Members will have a dedicated account manager with extensive knowledge to assist them throughout the journey.
Boxshop are delighted to offer fellow SF&D members a no obligation review of packaging.
They have been making corrugated cases at their factory in East Kilbride for over 30 years.
They manufacture millions of boxes a year, ranging from brown outer shipping boxes to multi coloured Retail Ready Packs (RRP’s) with expert knowledge of the requirements for all the major retailers.
All manufacturing and stock holding is carried out at their BRC accredited facility in East Kilbride with additional stock holding at our warehouse and distribution site in Aberdeen.
Boxshop are delighted to offer fellow SF&D members a no obligation review of packaging they currently use and offer advice on any pack improvements and cost out opportunities available from their expert knowledge of:
Board grade review/performance packaging
Pack styles / Reduction of product complexity
Packing line efficiencies
State of the art manufacturing
Innovative solutions to reduce your packaging costs.
Award-winning packaging company specialising in innovative and clever design concepts for the Scottish Food and Drink industry. InnPac offer a FREE EVALUATION of your current packaging, which is a fantastic opportunity to let you understand if your packaging is working from a practical and commercial perspective. When was the last time your packaging was valued?
Sorbafreeze are the chilled packaging division of Pitreavie Group, Scotlands leading manufacturer and supplier of packaging solutions.
We are the UK’s only BRCGS accredited premier manufacturer of chilled packaging systems for shipping temperature sensitive products safely door to door, delivering excellence for our customers through our expertise, innovation ,quality, value and care.
Whatever your chilled packaging requirements, we provide an extensive and versatile range of off the shelf and bespoke insulated boxes, ice packs and temperature controlled shipping solutions, all manufactured in-house, reducing customer costs and reducing product lead times. All solutions are temperature safe for up to 48 hours ensuring your products arrive in pristine condition. Meeting and minimising your turnaround time is our priority.
Sorbafreeze offer Scotland Food and Drink members a FREE COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGING REVIEW along with FREE SAMPLES from their extensive range of chilled packaging solutions.
Scotland Food & Drink members receive preferential 20% introductory and 10% ongoing renewal discounts on all of Acoura’s BRC (Food and Storage and Distribution) and MSC audits.
Among the certification programmes Acoura offer are BRC Global Standard for Food, BRC Storage and Distribution, MSC Chain of Custody, Organic Processing, RSPCA Assured and Quality Meat Scotland Processing.
As well as this, Acoura offer an extensive range of training and technical services. These include Internal Auditing and HACCP courses as well as Gap-Analysis and Pre-Audits for the likes of BRC.
On request, Foodmek will provide to all Scotland Food & Drink members a half day consultation at your premises, outlining current best practice and available technologies.
Scottish food and drink is flourishing; many members in the manufacturing and processing sectors are experiencing significant growth.
Foodmek have nearly 45 years’ experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining food and drink processing equipment in Scotland, the UK and many countries overseas.
They understand that every customer’s requirement is different and that is why they specialise in bespoke equipment which optimises productivity within the parameters and space constraints of factory buildings.
If you are experiencing growth, production capacity issues, or equipment maintenance problems and need the early support of professional engineers who understand your issues in depth, please contact Foodmek and let them provide you with concept solutions to support your productivity.
On request, Foodmek will provide to all Scotland Food & Drink members a half day consultation at your premises, outlining current best practice and available technologies.
Scotland Food & Drink Members receive 10% discount on all training courses over the value of £500 per person. 30 minutes free consultation is offered to all Members.
Outsource Solution is a Scottish based company providing the following services to the food and drinks industry.
Microbiological and Technical Support including:
Results interpretation, Microbiological process and supply chain risk assessment,
Shelf life extension and durability assessment, Vulnerability assessments and TACCP
Factory layout and design
Quality Management System Development
BRC Auditing and Training
Food Safety Training
The Quality Management System development is based on fulfilling the BRC Food Standard for Food, Packaging, Storage and Distribution, Agents and Brokers and ISO22000. Outsource Solution provide facilitation and mentoring services for BRC and HACCP implementation.
They provide certificated audits and Technical Support for the following standards:
Quality Meat Scotland
Scottish Quality Wild Venison
Certificated RSPH Hygiene Levels 2,3,4
Certificated RSPH HACCP Levels 2,3,4
Root Cause Analysis
TACCP/VACCP Vulnerability Assessment
BRC Approved Issue 8 Training
IOSH Health and Safety
All services can be carried out throughout the UK and internationally on site or at a training centre.
Queen Margaret University
The Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation offers companies expertise in the translation and application of nutritional science to support commercially successful research and development within the food and drink industry.
Technology/white room for industry to test new technology;
These facilities combined with our specialist expertise in food, nutrition and biological sciences offer companies in the food and drink industry an unrivalled opportunity to innovate and develop new products which are underpinned by our scientific research.
Members of Scotland Food & Drink can access a free consultation with our Academic team and tour of the new facilities. In addition companies can also access a free consultation and demonstration from Advanced Microwave Technologies who are located on site in the new white room.
The Rowett Insitute of Nutrition and Health
Members of Scotland Food & Drink are eligible for 15% discount.
The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health offers a bespoke service to the food industry. Their team of nutritionists and dietitians can: calculate the composition of the product; provide advice on reference intakes; portion size; labelling and help guide through the nutritional labelling legislation. They can also offer guidance and advice on when a nutritional or health claim can be made on your product. Analysis from £90 with members getting a 15% discount.
Back of pack (BOP) nutritional labelling will become compulsory for most companies introducing the nutritional information for the first time in their packaging from 13 December 2016
Businesses already providing nutrition information, had to comply with EU regulations by 13 December 2014
Front of pack (FOP) nutritional labelling whilst not mandatory is recommended by the UK and Scottish Governments to encourage healthier eating patterns
Ecolighting Systems Ltd
Free Consultancy Services
Ecolighting Systems Ltd, based in Glasgow, are distributors of Explosion Proof Lighting, Hazardous Area Lighting and Industrial Lighting and can provide members free consultancy services, site visits, design and solution services to meet specific customer requirements, while optimising light performance and efficiency.
Some of Industries we have worked with include the Scottish Whisky Distilleries, drinks manufacturers and food manufacturers.
Our food industry standard light fittings are resistant to aggressive cleaning materials and meet all Industrial Food Standards and include stainless steel clips for metal detection.
Lighting provided by Ecolighting Systems improves food production facilities. For instance, in factories and gastropubs our products are compliant with stringent regulations by delivering full spectrum solutions.
Good lighting solutions continue to play a big part in food production facilities. As a result, maintenance requirements are minimal, and workers are able to concentrate on doing what they do best. Our lighting solutions have an average 50,000-hour lifespan. In short, customers can concentrate on equipment and machinery, feeling safe in the knowledge that the lights remain on.
We estimate that food production facilities are able to make substantial cost savings by switching to LED lights. Additionally, businesses can make savings of up to 90% of their lighting bills, reducing overheads and running costs.
We have established product partnerships with some of the most reputable manufacturers in the lighting industry such as Adolf Schuch, Rementowa and Abtech and are recommended sales agents for each.
Lighting technology is continually changing, and it is important that Scotland Food and Drink members understand these changes and how they can be used to benefit production, working environments and health and safety.
As there is increased requirement for corporate social responsibility, companies will be required to deliver more energy efficient lighting solutions and an enhanced working environment, we at Ecolighting systems want to work with members to deliver solutions which go some way to achieving these objectives.
Gaeltel is a Smart Energy Solutions provider, with the largest suite of Smart Energy Solutions in the UK:
Air Source Solutions
Battery Storage Solutions
Combined Heat & Power Plants
Electrical Vehicle Charging Units
Factory & Device Monitoring Solutions
Ground Source Solutions
Solar PV with Solar Power Edge
Each Smart Energy Solution is designed to deliver 3 outcomes:
To cut CARBON
To cut CONSUMPTION
To cut COSTS
Gaeltel offers a Free Comprehensive Energy Review to identify which Smart Energy Solutions will deliver the highest reduction in carbon, consumption, and costs for your business.
Gaeltel then enables you to pay for your chosen Smart Energy Solutions through the savings generated by the solutions themselves, without any additional cost to your business (and sometimes with an overall financial gain).