A big year for Scottish producers

SCOTLAND’S food and drink producers were encouraged to make the most of the opportunities presented by 2014 at a recent conference in Perth.

The Going Places with Scotland’s Food and Drink Industry conference provided advice on how companies can grow their business this year through innovation, collaboration and exporting.
Delegates heard from companies such as Innis & Gunn, Gordon & MacPhail, The Highland Chocolatier and Stoats, while the keynote speech was delivered by chef Albert Roux.
As well as representatives from food and drink businesses, the conference was attended by cabinet secretary for rural affairs and the environment, Richard Lochhead.
“Events like this provide an excellent platform for those in the food and drink industry to share opportunities both at home and abroad and grow their long-term aspirations regardless of the size or scale of their business,” said Scotland Food & Drink chief executive, James Withers.
The event was a joint initiative between Perth & Kinross Council, Scottish Enterprise, Scotland Food & Drink and consultancy SAC Food and Drink, and was part-funded by the VisitScotland Conference Bid Fund.