The fully-funded 2022 ONE Food & Drink Business Growth Programme is practical - delivered by experienced industry practitioners - and will help you take your business to the next level in the UK and international markets. It includes the opportunity to apply for grant funding for growth projects.
The programme is for ambitious owners and managers of scalable food and drink manufacturing businesses and future leaders in established businesses. It will help you develop a robust business growth plan and compelling value proposition to grow your business.
Up to two delegates from any business can apply for this free programme. Businesses must be based in north east Scotland and manufacture food or drink products.
Applications close on 18 February 2022. The programme will start in mid-February.
The 2022 ONE Food & Drink Business Growth Programme will enable you to develop a practical plan for growth with a focus on:
The Business Growth Programme comprises 60 hours in total delivered over approximately four months with 40 hours of workshops including a best practice visit, five hours of one-to-one support and 15 hours of self-learning.
The ONE Business Growth Programme is led and delivered by Opportunity North East and supported by the North East Economic Recovery and Skills Fund and Aberdeenshire Council.
Having experienced the Business Growth Programme first hand in 2017, I encouraged one of our sales managers to participate the following year to develop his leadership skills and network within the North East’s food and drink community. The result is an increased understanding of major retailer requirements and different routes to market which has helped to refine our focus on business planning and ultimately, achieve new income streams in retail, wholesale and export.
The Business Growth Programme has given us the confidence to expand our product range and retail offering at the farm. The programme has also focused our value proposition and provided a number of exciting opportunities for collaboration in the development of new products and retail opportunities.
Angus Willis, Director, Forest Farm – the Organic Dairy, discusses the benefits of participation in the ONE Food & Drink Business Growth Programme.
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