Scotland’s local food and drink marketing advisory service
Welcome to Connect Local
- Do you run a Scottish food or drink business?
- Are you a member of, or thinking of setting up, a common interest or regional group or network?
- Are you looking for local Scottish food and drink suppliers?
- Are you looking to grow your business and build connections in the local area?
Then you are in the right place…
Delivered by our expert team of food and drink specialists, Connect Local is a free service that can help with advice on –
Business development & finding new local markets
Sources of private and public funding
Creating food tourism trails
Food and drink legislation
Branding, marketing, digital promotions
Forming common interest groups and network
Maximising the impact of attending events
Developing regionally based market development initiatives
Some of Our Latest News
Dumfries and Galloway’s regional food organisation DG Food and Drink is urging businesses involved in our region’s two most valuable industries to take part in a national food tourism survey, the results of which will help to inform the development of Scotland’s first...read more
Connect Local, Scotland’s leading local food specialist project, in collaboration with Fife Council – Economic Development, Perth & Kinross Council, Angus Council, Food From Fife and Fife Farmers’ Markets held a highly successful workshop in Dundee this week. The...read more
Nourish Scotland are pleased to announce that applications for their Making a Living from Local Food programme 2018 are now open. For the third year running, Nourish Scotland will be offering mentoring and peer-to-peer-support to 15-20 aspiring and recently...read more
What Others Are Saying
“As a newly established producer group, we needed guidance on setting up and getting our names out there. We asked Douglas for support and he came along and shared his knowledge and expertise to guide us through the process.”
“Having Connect Local present at the event meant that suppliers were able to access a whole range of support services in one go. The free advisory services provided were very compatible with the aims and ambitions of the meet the buyer event.”
“Kerry’s advice provided a structure and a thought process that everybody could take away and use in their businesses to help grow their own brands as well as work collaboratively with others.”
“It was great to get so many buyers in the same room who were actively looking for new and interesting products to add to their ranges, making it the perfect opportunity to gain new listings for our products and grow our business.”
“Kerry gave us excellent marketing advice and she helped us with both our strategy and our brand. Working with Connect Local has been extremely beneficial to us and Kerry was competent and capable at guiding us.”