SAC Consulting is where research meets practice

Working with colleagues from across SRUC, our consultants in 24 offices across Scotland and northern England turn research into advice and advantage for business and public sector alike. Whether your business is the production of beef or biomass, grain or gin, SAC Consulting offers expertise, reach and local knowledge.

Over decades we have served farmers and crofters, multinationals and governments. But as the demands and expectations around land management have evolved so have we – advising as expertly on the carbon footprint of lamb production as on lambing itself; on energy storage as on the storage of potatoes; on woodland planning as on soil nutrient budgeting. We are ready to help you meet the next challenge, realise the next opportunity and support sustainable growth.

We never stop looking to the future

SAC Consulting is uniquely well placed to support the sustainable growth and prosperity of agriculture and land-based businesses; working across food supply chains as they rise to the challenge of climate change.

  • Independent and evidence-based

    we are trusted by everyone from farmers and crofters to utility and food supply chain companies and governments.

  • Delivering projects across the world

    Encompassing everything from assisting in the development of new farm enterprises to multi-million pound advisory services.

  • We're at the forefront of our sectors

    by leveraging our own expertise and the knowledge and networks, as part of SRUC

How we can help you

We help our clients to grow sustainably and have vast expertise in:

  • agricultural production and management
  • climate change mitigation and adaptation for land-based sectors and their supply chains
  • economic and policy analysis of the food and farming sectors
  • sustainable environmental management for agriculture, rural land management, and infrastructure projects
  • rural business diversification
  • food and drink product development, branding and marketing
  • behaviour change and personal development in land-based businesses

Our clients

Consulting’s clients range from farmers and crofters to large multinationals and public sector organisations. Whilst our work is focussed on agriculture, we also serve clients in the food and drink sector, forestry and infrastructure amongst others. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can help your business, however big or small it may be.

Some of our clients include: Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Buccleuch, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), Devenish, Diageo, Edrington Group, European Commission, Harbro, Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE), Lloyds Bank, Moy Park, NatureScot, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Government, SSE, The Macallan Distillers Ltd, Waitrose

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Rooted in Scotland, globally experienced

Our business services link research, education and consultancy to benefit the natural economy and those working and living in it. We are locally rooted in Scotland but nationally and globally experienced.

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SAC Consulting Offices

We have 180 professionals working across 24 offices in Scotland and Northern England, offering outstanding reach, insight and contacts into the rural economy.

Passionate about our natural economy

We provide industry facing expertise, innovation and support across all sectors of the natural economy. Find out about how we can help you overcome your challenges and reach your true potential.

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