Mackintosh of Glendaveny was established in 2009 by Gregor Mackintosh. The idea of producing extra virgin cold pressed rapeseed oil came about through his honours dissertation undertaken at SAC Aberdeen and supervised by SAC Consulting's Food & Drink Team. Following graduation, Gregor developed his business supported by the Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust (PSYBT).
Gregor participated in the Grampian Food Forum's Innovation & Business Growth Programme facilitated by SAC (now SRUC), which particularly helped him with product development and event management. Mackintosh of Glendaveny now produce a range of infused rapeseed oils and won trade stand of the year at the 2011 Taste of Grampian event. Gregor has won a number of prestigious awards for his business including the PSYBT Entrepreneur of the Year and the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Scotland).
Our Food & Drink Team have provided consultation support to Gregor focussing on pricing structures, promotion planning and negotiation skills, as well has also provided consultation on crop variety.
Macintosh of Glendaveny products can now be found in all Scottish Asda stores as well as a wide range of specialist retail outlets, and Gregor continues to approach and negotiate with other retailers.
More recently SAC Consulting's Food & Drink Team have worked on a product development project for Mackintosh of Glendaveny alongside the University of Abertay. This is funded through the Scottish Funding Council's Innovation Voucher Scheme, managed by Interface.