Businesses of all sizes have had to adapt to major market and customer changes at an accelerated pace in recent months.
Our third reset for recovery webinar looks at business strategy, planning and finance for the food and drink sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses of all sizes have had to adapt to major market and customer changes at an accelerated pace in recent months. This webinar will help business owners, leaders and managers plan effectively as the industry prepares for economic recovery. It will provide practical advice and insights on strategy and business planning, stepping back from reactive thinking, and identifying and addressing challenges to achieve long-term resilience.
The webinar will include presentations, discussion and Q&A, with contributions from expert advisors and food and drink business leaders.
Patrick Machray OBE, Vice-Chair of Opportunity North East
Patrick Machray is a chartered accountant and the former chair of ONE Food, Drink & Agriculture and SRUC. He led Johnston Carmichael to become Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm before leading the turnaround and transformation of Scotland’s largest agricultural cooperative ANM Group into one of the most progressive producer-owned farming, food and finance businesses in Scotland. He will share his extensive experience of advising businesses on strategy, planning, restructuring and growth with a focus on looking at the factors that matter most and informed decision making.
Richard Bathgate, Restructuring Partner, Johnston Carmichael
These are exceptional times and it is crucial that businesses act quickly in identifying the potential challenges they may face. Richard will outline the steps to manage and minimise damage to a business and how to work towards a successful outcome.
Discussion on embracing change and evolving business models. Bill Dean, Managing Director of Dean’s, and Calum Richardson, Chef/Director, The Bay Fish & Chips, will share insights on how their respective businesses have actively embraced change and evolved.
The session will end with a Q&A with the speakers.
ONE's reset for recovery webinars are aimed at food and drink manufacturing and processing businesses based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray and are brought to you by the North East Scotland Food & Drink Network, delivered by Opportunity North East (ONE) in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council.
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