SAC Consulting

Providing cost effective, customer focused advisory services to the rural and agricultural sector

SAC Consulting Solutions has its roots in Scottish agriculture and the rural sector, with a long history of College activity from 1905 to present. We continue to have deep bonds with our Research and Education colleagues and we remain independent of any trade products and services

Our role is to support and advise land-based businesses in the rural economy.  We seek to optimise agricultural outcomes and supply chains, in balance with the environment and appropriate to the prevailing national agricultural policy.  Our model allows us to cover the length and breadth of Scotland and the North of England with staff local to our customers.

We offer end to end services. Our work ranges from business advice to soil nutrition, to livestock and agronomy, to branding and marketing of food products.  In addition, our own dedicated UKAS-accredited analytical facilities provides a seamless service from field to lab. Our technical services cover all aspects of a rural enterprise; from agronomy, livestock and dairy services to disease surveillance, farm animal diagnostics, forestry and environmental consultancy. 

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Andrew Lacey

Andrew Lacey

Head of SAC Consulting

Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG | Tel. +44 (0) 131 535 4060 | andrew.lacey@sac.co.uk


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Iain Riddell

Iain Riddell

Business Manager Products and Commercial Developments

Contact Iain about:

  • Innovation and idea generation
  • New product development
  • Collaborations with other businesses
  • Bid and tender writing co-ordination
  • Project development, management and delivery
  • Rural leadership, rural and agricultural innovation

George Baikie

George Baikie

Business Manager for the Rural office network

Contact George about:

  • The office network and service delivery
  • Recruitment and jobs within Consulting
  • Business management and appraisals
  • Livestock production system
  • Farm Buildings

Gavin Hill

Gavin Hill

Business Manager Specialist


Contact Gavin about:

  • Business Manager – Specialists
  • Scottish Funding Council – University Innovation Fund Co ordinator
  • QMS Enterprise Costings
  • Livestock Industry Lead

Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

Business Manager Programs


Contact Andrew about:

  • Farm Advisory Service
  • Project management
  • Environment and land use policy in Scotland
  • Rural development in Scotland
  • Strategic planning
  • Organisational improvement