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 event was the final workshop in a series of four aimed specifically at small and medium sized food producers, processors and foodservice businesses in Scotland.

This final event, entitled “Building a Bestselling Business – Sustainable Growth”, was attended by 16 participants who were led through a series of insightful and hugely informative presentations from three highly experienced professionals from the Connect Local team.

Douglas Watson from SAOS, Rick Allison from Scotland Food & Drink and Ceri Ritchie from SRUCrespectively focused on “Cash Flow and Resource Management”, “Market Opportunities and Key Trends” and “Range Development”.

Participants were encouraged to participate with real life examples and experience of the challenges that they face in growing their business in a highly competitive and changing food environment. The day finished with an informal break out session giving participants the opportunity to look at specific issues relating to their own business development and sustainability.

Ceri Ritchie said

“We are really pleased with the response we have had to these workshops. It has been a great opportunity for new and more established food businesses to come together, share experience and business ideas in a very supportive and professional environment. We hope that the information shared today will help food businesses in Tayside and the surrounding areas develop in an innovative and sustainable way.”

Ceri finished the day with thanking everyone for their contribution and highlighted Connect Local’s regional showcase event in Dundee at the Apex Quay Hotel on 29th May 2018. All information here