Food and Drink

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With an extensive background in the food and drink industry, the Food and Drink team can support you to grow and develop your business in a number of ways. 

We have real industry experience in account and technical management, brand and marketing support, feasibility studies, market research, skills and training, tourism, diversification, supply chain, negotiation and more

We work with a diverse range of businesses from start-up entrepreneurs, on-farm diversification and rural industries to local authorities, Scottish Government and big industry players.

No job is too big or small, and you are always guaranteed a friendly, reliable and expert service.

Please read below for more information on how we can help you, and feel free to get in touch. We look forward to working with you.

Team:

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Ceri Ritchie

Sector Manager

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Paul Mayfield

Senior Food and Drink Consultant

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Kerry Alison

Senior Food and Drink Consultant

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Calum Johnston

Food & Drink Consultant

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Alistair Trail

Food & Drink Consultant




Case studies

Case studies

SAC Consulting Food and Drink are proud of their experience in working with clients to help build business.

Connect Local

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Connect Local is the new advisory service for local food and drink marketing aimed at entrepreneurs, micro-businesses and SMEs in Scotland, with a specific programme focusing on seafood.


Seaweed saladLatest articles

Seaweed in Food Industry

Despite its growing popularity and superfood status, seaweed has been used as a food ingredient all over the world for thousands of years, but has most notably been a prominent part of Asian diets, particularly in Japan, Korea and China. There are thought to be over 10,000 species of seaweed, reflecting its immense diversity, both in flavour and nutritional properties. The most popular seaweed species are nori, which is dried in sheets and widely used to make sushi. Other common varieties include dulse, arame, wakame, kelp and spirulina. Seaweed also have a long history in ancient medicine, folklore, farming and food growing in Europe, particularly in Ireland and more recently in Scotland.

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Food and Drink Team

Address: SAC Consulting, Ferguson Building, Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen AB21 9YA

Telephone: 01224 711 044

E-mail: foodanddrink@sruc.ac.uk