Private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise are working in partnership to jointly support Scottish oil and gas supply chain SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) access new decommissioning business and explore diversification into new market sectors.
Thirteen food and drink producers from across the North East of Scotland have been selected for an ambitious business support programme that aims to accelerate growth within the sector.
The businesses in Opportunity North East’s (ONE) 2018 food and drink business growth programme (BGP) have started an intensive five months of expert workshops, best practice visits and mentoring. Led by ONE’s Food, Drink & Agriculture team, the programme will enable the businesses to develop focused growth plans.
Funding for private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) is being more than doubled and extended to 10 years to support action and investment in pursuing ONE’s renaissance strategy for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, one of the most productive regional economies in the UK.
The move will enable ONE to increase the scope of its action and extend its planning horizon to 10 years, delivering ambitious development projects within the region’s key sectors to maximise growth opportunities.
Eleven businesses from the North East are celebrating after being crowned winners at the regions most prestigious food and drink awards, delivered in partnership with Opportunity North East (ONE) and Aberdeenshire Council.
The North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards winners were announced last night at a glittering awards ceremony at the Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen. 290 attended the sell-out event, which welcomed journalist and BBC Radio Scotland, Stephen Jardine, as host.
The 12 award categories highlighted the diversity of this ever-growing industry, recognising undisputed talent in innovation, skills development and entrepreneurialism, and celebrating new products in the retail, foodservice and brewing and distilling.
Tuesday 1 May, time TBC
Balmoor Stadium, Balmoor Terrace, Peterhead AB42 1EQ
Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain, is on the lookout for the best in local produce from the Aberdeenshire region and is inviting you to pitch your products and convince them that your food and drink belongs on Morrisons shelves.
The Board of VisitAberdeenshire, the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Tourism Company, is seeking a new Chair to lead the organisation into is ambitious next chapter.
The overall purpose of the role is to lead the Board, ensuring that there is a clear strategic direction and vision, work closely with the Chief Executive to agree and set the company’s overall direction, aims and objectives and to ensure that the Board performs effectively and efficiently to drive forward the vision and strategic development of the Company.
Students from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are set to benefit from the country’s first agricultural shared apprenticeship scheme.
Launched to coincide with Scottish Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March), the collaboration between SRUC and Ringlink (Scotland) – the UK’s largest business ring – will see more than 30 students take up placements at a number of host farms in Aberdeenshire. With additional funding from Opportunity North East (ONE), the pilot scheme will give students the benefit of hands-on experience with at least two different employers over the course of a year.
Thirty-six businesses across the North East are celebrating after reaching the finals of the esteemed North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2018 following a record number of applications.
The awards, delivered in partnership with Opportunity North East (ONE) and Aberdeenshire Council, celebrate the best of food and drink throughout Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, and Moray. This year, 48 businesses submitted 89 entries, testament to the region’s entrepreneurial spirit, continued innovation and global reputation for quality food and drink.
14 March 2018, 5pm to 7.30pm
The Chester Hotel, 59-63 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YP
Opportunity North East (ONE) is pleased to announce the next meeting of the Life Sciences network. Presenting at the event will be Professor Corri Black, University of Aberdeen, Dr John Thomson, NHS Grampian, and Dr Ian Heywood, from the Knowledge Transfer Network. The session will include presentations, Q&A and networking opportunities. A light supper will be provided.
The event will run from 5pm to 7.30pm at The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen.
Private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE)has launched its search for the next group of ambitious food and drink companies from North East Scotland to join its sector-specific business growth programme.