Growing your Food & Drink Business: A Journey of Discovery into Retail

October will see Business Gateway Lanarkshire focus on all things food and drink! Join us for our jam-packed month of webinars designed to take your business on a journey of discovery into retail

What to expect from this webinar

Our launch event will provide you with an understanding of how to get your product in front of retailers. Andy McLachlan, a former buyer within one of the major supermarkets, will talk you through the different stages of business development and growth you need to consider before pitching your products to retail audiences.Next, Denis Sweeney and Derek Brown from Scotland Food and Drink will offer an overview of how your business can access support from their organisation which will enhance your opportunities to sell your products to retailers. Following this, North and South Lanarkshire Council will give a breakdown of the support their teams can provide to help develop your business.

Don’t just listen to our advice but hear from someone who has ‘been there, done it and bought the t-shirt.’

Douglas Stewart, owner of the Hebridean Food Group – and now based in Lanarkshire, has seen significant growth of his company over the last 18 months. From a small food manufacturer growing to a large scale producer now selling in some of our country’s biggest supermarkets he will talk you through his journey, discuss the support he has received, while sharing his business highs and lows.

Roz Taylor of Business Gateway Lanarkshire will explain the wide-ranging support the organisation can not only provide throughout our Food & Drink month, but also the 1-2-1 support our advisers can offer businesses to support their growth journey.

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Essential Info

1st October 2021

10:00 - 12:00



Growing your business.


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