Building the capacity of the supply chain is critical to the success of Scotland’s food and drink sector and is a strategic priority for the industry. Scotland Food & Drink has delivered several supplier development programmes aimed at strengthening the capability and effectiveness of food and drink businesses in Scotland and driving growth in UK markets. This has been successful in helping companies to build their commercial skills, defend and gain new listings and grow their sales.
In 2011, 2013, and 2016, Scotland Food & Drink partnered with Asda on the delivery of a supplier development academy, which provided suppliers with an opportunity to develop their knowledge of trading with the retailer and grow their business. It offered a programme of workshops and personal mentoring, allowing suppliers to benefit from a tailored learning approach. The Asda supplier development academy has supported numerous businesses across Scotland, helping to generate millions of pounds in new sales.
To learn more about the opportunity, please download the full Invitation to Tender document.