Leading names from the hospitality sector have united to introduce a new apprenticeship scheme, Hospitality Apprenticeship North East, giving 16 to 25 year olds in the north east of Scotland excellent opportunities for a career in hospitality.
A new programme has been designed to help food and drink businesses understand how digital technologies can deliver productivity improvements and process savings.
Developed by private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) and the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS), the Food & Drink Manufacturing 4.0 Academy will support food and drink businesses who are exploring digital manufacturing and process improvement to develop an action orientated practical roadmap that sets out the ‘Factory of the Future’ journey for their business.
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 on Monday 28 January 2019.
Wednesday 20 February 2019, 3.00-6pm
The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen, AB15 9YA
Demand for Scottish food and drink exports continues to grow at record pace and provides tremendous opportunities for provenance, nutritional innovation and luxury goods in the international marketplace. As part of the wider Scottish food and drink strategy, Ambition 2030, we aim to contribute as a region to the doubling of food and drink industry turnover in Scotland to £30 billion.
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 and drink industry.
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.
Tuesday 30 October 2018, 3.45-6.30pm
Jury’s Inn, Argyll Road, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0AF
The adoption of digital technologies could unlock £56bn for the food and drink manufacturing industry, according to the UK industry-led Made Smarter Review in 2017.
This event is an opportunity for North East food and drink producers to explore technology, digital transformation and the potential impact on business performance and productivity.
Wednesday 29 August 2018, 3.45-6.30pm
Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen, AB15 9YA
Through ONE’s engagement with food and drink producers across the region, we recognise that access to finance is a critical issue for businesses of all sizes when planning their next stage of growth.