The ONE AgriTech Programme aims to demonstrate and validate the practical application of agritech to improve productivity, sustainability and profitability on farms across the north east of Scotland.
Provenance Festival, the north east’s food and drink extravaganza, officially kicks off today with more than 100 events scheduled over the next 10 days.
The Times and The Sunday Times Scotland will stage the inaugural The Future and Food and Drink Summit in partnership with Opportunity North East (ONE) on 28 November in Aberdeen.
Titaboutie Farm in Aberdeenshire, run by Andrew and Dan Robertson is one of two demo farms in Opportunity North East’s AgriTech Programme.
North east Scotland's innovative food and drink manufacturers are at the forefront of the industry's drive to deliver the healthy, nutritious, sustainable products consumers increasingly demand.
Forest Farm is Scotland's oldest organic certified dairy and one of north east Scotland's innovators.
Launched in 2021 by Opportunity North East to grow food tourism in the region, the festival will take place from Friday 29 September to Sunday 8 October.
Industry-leading food and drink businesses from across north east Scotland have been recognised for their excellence and innovation in the sector.
Work to create ONE SeedPod – the transformational industry innovation hub for Scotland’s food and drink industry – has started in Aberdeen.
Seafood processing is the most significant part of the region's food manufacturing industry, with an annual turnover of more than £700 million and supporting over 4,000 jobs.
Maximise the potential of Amazon as your direct-to-consumer channel with the Sell Online Series of masterclasses from Opportunity North East for Scottish food and drink manufacturers, starting 3 May.
Part of the ONE Agritech Programme series of webinars and recorded in February 2023, this webinar explores the latest tech and tools to improve grassland management and productivity.
Food and drink manufacturing is the region's most significant employer after energy, supporting more than 22,000 jobs.
The 2023 North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards will recognise excellence and innovation across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Moray.
Part of the ONE Agritech Programme series of webinars, four progressive farmers from north east Scotland explain how they have introduced tech to improve efficiency.
The North East Scotland Food & Drink Network is delivering a series of webinars to help businesses identify and implement cost reductions.
£5 million Just Transition Funding Secured
Food and drink producers across north east Scotland are sharing unique experiences with the public during this year’s Provenance Festival – the industry open doors event created, funded and delivered ...
In the past year, Burnside has been part of the Opportunity North East food and drink business growth programme and been supported with an innovation award.
Food and drink producers across North East Scotland are preparing to throw their doors open and share unique experiences with the public during this year’s Provenance Festival.
The Provenance Festival has the region’s producers throwing open their doors and encouraging consumers to discover more about what they do and where they do it through engaging, hands-on and memorable...
Two open farm events will showcase an innovative agritech project that trials the use and application of digital solutions to transform farming in north east Scotland.
Lost Loch Distillery has been part of ONE food and drink business growth and tourism programmes and recently completed the insights into new product development programme.
Rora Dairy makes delicious healthy bio live yoghurt on its organic farm and has worked with ONE on business growth, mentoring, market and new product development, and been supported by the ONE Enterpr...
Herd Advance develops innovative on-farm tech and systems to improve beef cattle herd management through greater efficiency, reducing carbon footprint and increasing profitability.
Track Genesis is developing blockchain software and services and is working with craft brewer Brew Toon to help them meet their growing customer demand for transparency and traceability.
The achievements of innovative industry-leading food and drink businesses across north east Scotland have been recognised at a time of transformational change for the sector.
Awards to recognise achievements of north east Scotland’s pioneering food and drink producers.
Opportunity North East has created four sustainable food tourism workshops as part of a fully-funded programme of practical support available for food and drink manufacturing businesses in north east ...
We are looking for a food and drink Market Insights Manager to work with businesses of all sizes and the industry ecosystem to interpret consumer trends, identify leading-edge category opportunities a...
A new project with digital demonstrator farms aims to drive tech adoption to enhance productivity and sustainability in north east Scotland's agriculture sector and supply chain.
Fully-funded practical support is now available for food and drink manufacturing businesses in north east Scotland to develop food tourism experiences.
The adaptability and innovation demonstrated by north east Scotland’s industry-leading food and drink manufacturing businesses will be recognised in the sector’s benchmark awards this year.
Turn your tech, food and drink, or life sciences idea into a business with Opportunity North East’s dedicated sector start-up programmes, starting in January 2022.
Opportunity North East (ONE) is leading a new agritech programme to drive the adoption and development of digital technology solutions in north east Scotland’s farming sector and the wider food and dr...
The North East Scotland Food & Drink Network webinar on 23 November explored the support and funding available to businesses for green business growth and jobs.
CASE STUDY | Forest Farm – The Organic Dairy
The Aberdeen City Region Deal is playing a key role in supporting economic recovery and the creation of green jobs for the future across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.
Drinks producers are among the most exciting businesses in north east Scotland’s food and drink industry, now accounting for almost a quarter of its £2.2 billion annual turnover.
Dyce-based Fierce Beer has become one of north east Scotland's craft-brewing success stories since Dave Grant and Dave McHardy co-founded the business in 2016.
North east Scotland is home to a thriving and diverse drinks industry. Businesses large and small produce everything from whisky, gin, rum and absinthe to beer, cider, non-alcoholic drinks and water.
Provenance Festival welcomed by food and drink producers with more than 100 visitor experience events taking place across the region from Laurencekirk in the south to Huntly in the north and many plac...
The rapid evolution of consumer behaviour, customer demands and markets creates opportunities for Scotland’s food and drink producers to develop innovative, on-trend and premium products for domestic ...
Opportunity North East and Scotland Food & Drink have created an exciting new role to support businesses in north east Scotland identify their sustainability and net-zero challenges, find and deliver ...
Provenance Festival launched to give visitors the opportunity to discover how food and drink is produced at source and celebrate the north east Scotland’s outstanding reputation for high quality, sign...
Food and drink suppliers in north east Scotland are being encouraged to apply for an event where they can pitch their products to a selection of buyers across retail, foodservice, and tourism organisa...
North east Scotland's industry-leading food and drink producers have shown tremendous agility and resilience in the face of disruption to markets, consumers and all aspects of doing business since Mar...
SeedPod will put the region's businesses at the forefront of innovation, productivity and sustainability, increasing high-value exports and creating new jobs.
Scotland’s food and drink industry will, for the first time, have access to the industry’s latest trends, research, consumer insights and industry and market innovations via the Knowledge Bank.
SeedPod and NMIS to support food and drink advanced manufacturing as part of new national capability network.
In June 2021, Opportunity North East delivered the latest in its series of webinars to help food and drink businesses plan for growth, looking at how UK consumer behaviours continue to evolve, key tre...
Our next North East Scotland Food & Drink Network webinar, on 8 June, will provide insights for businesses on changes in consumer behaviour and what they mean for new routes to market for producers.
The creation of the SeedPod hub for food and drink industry growth on the outskirts of Aberdeen will move ahead at pace after it received planning approval.
Businesses hail role of ONE agrifood tech programme in food supply chain transformation.
The North East of Scotland is placing itself firmly at the forefront of digital and technology developments.
Scotland’s vibrant £1.6 billion seafood industry has launched a campaign to help find the right candidates to fill numerous vacancies across the processing sector.
A new campaign celebrating the wide range of produce grown and made in Scotland has been launched.
A planning application for the £21 million Seedpod industry development hub has been submitted to Aberdeen City Council and a preferred main contractor appointed for the construction phase.
The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership has launched a new initiative designed to help food and drink businesses take their offering to the next level.
Accelerating energy transition activity and securing transformational investment for the seafood processing sector are key issues for north east Scotland in 2021.
As 2020 draws to a close, ONE Food, Drink & Agriculture chair Stanley Morrice shares his thoughts on the year and looks ahead to 2021.
The transformational SeedPod industry development hub in north east Scotland will help to grow the size and value of food and drink production and exports.
Established and growing food and drink businesses will share their experiences of start-up with new and early stage producers and manufacturers at the end of November.
The food and drink sector in Scotland is getting £5 million to help its recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19) and prepare for Brexit.
On 11 November 2020, ONE Food, Drink & Agriculture explored the technology, environmental benefits and economics of vertical farming with businesses at the forefront of its development in Aberdeenshir...
Proponents of vertical farming have hailed it as a significant development for agriculture, capable of delivering sustainable and secure food production with environmental and efficiency benefits.
The £700m seafood processing sector across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire presents a significant growth opportunity for the region's economy.
The ONE Enterprise Fund is supporting ambitious businesses in north east Scotland to achieve their growth plans, which will be vital to diversification and resilience in the wake of the economic shock...
In September 2020, Opportunity North East (ONE) worked with Levercliff to look at how UK consumer behaviours are changing six months after the first nationwide lockdown began.
Procurement is underway for the main contractor for the construction of the transformational SeedPod industry development hub.
In July 2020, Opportunity North East (ONE) delivered the third in its series of webinars to help food and drink businesses reset and plan effectively for the future.
In June 2020, Opportunity North East delivered two webinars to provide the latest consumer and market insights to help food and drink businesses reset and plan effectively for the future.
North east Scotland's food, drink, agriculture and fishing sectors will be at the forefront of the industry's national recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses across north east Scotland are at the forefront of change in the food and drink sector, adapting to new markets, innovating and investing.
Lockdown, supply chain disruption and the global public health crisis have impacted food and drink markets at home and abroad and changed consumer behaviour.
Pig farmers in north east Scotland are to be given free access to market-leading on-farm production recording and benchmarking software.
More than 3,500 Scots have used the supportlocal.scot online directory to source Scotland’s finest food and drink products during recent weeks of lockdown.
Britain’s small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000 from today – with the cash expected to land within days.
Details on the latest business support information and advice for food, drink and agriculture.
A new £100 million Scottish Government fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19 is now accepting applications.
Pig producers in north east Scotland have achieved productivity gains through participation in a monitor farm project co-funded by Opportunity North East (ONE) and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) for the ...
Awards announcement broadcast live on Tuesday 31 March 2020
A new pilot programme and fund designed to stimulate and test digital technology developments within the food, drink and agriculture sector, was announced today by Opportunity North East (ONE).
The creation of a food and drink development hub in north east Scotland has secured £10 million of capital funding from the UK Government and Scottish Government, it was announced today by Opportunity...
A new £2m private sector fund is being rolled out to support business growth and employment across North East Scotland’s key industry sectors.
Leading names from the hospitality sector have united to introduce a new apprenticeship scheme, giving 16 to 25 year olds in the north east of Scotland excelent opportunities for a career in hospitali...
A new programme has been designed to help food and drink businesses understand how digital technologies can deliver productivity improvements and process savings.
Innovative and growing food and drink businesses from across the North East of Scotland have had their achievements recognised at the region’s prestigious annual food and drink awards.
Thirty-three businesses across the North East are celebrating after reaching the finals of the esteemed North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2019 following 80 applications across all categories.
The team behind the only food and drink producer awards in the region have made a last call for entries from local businesses for the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2019 before the deadline o...
New and early-stage food and drink businesses are being encouraged to accelerate their growth by applying for a sector-specific business growth programme (BGP) developed for North East Scotland’s food...
The achievements of the entrepreneurial food and drink community, spanning large and small companies, are set to be celebrated with the launch of the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards 2019.
Food and drink producers from across North East Scotland have secured contracts with national distributors, scaled up production, diversified product ranges, and accelerated their growth plans.
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