Seeding Growth is aimed at newly established businesses or those at the start of their growth journey, or those starting out in the food & drink industry.
Over the past few years Scottish businesses in the food and drink sector have faced continuous challenges. With an everchanging market, it can be difficult to make the right decisions that provide short term stability and long-term growth. The Academy can help with this.
Big business or small, The Academy is here to help make sure you have the knowledge to compete in tough and changing markets and the expertise to make well informed decisions to aid in business growth in the UK grocery retail and foodservice markets.
This unique series of structured training programmes is designed by industry experts to enable real and sustainable business growth. Underpinned by tailored one-to-one mentoring, each programme matches the needs of your business with appropriate specialists. This approach also allows you to spend time on your personal development, enhancing your individual leadership skills.
The Academy delivers programmes in a way which minimises disruption and time away from your business and focuses you on practical solutions to help you achieve your goals.
The Academy offers a range of programmes designed to support both you and your businesses at every stage of your growth journey. To find out more and apply to The Academy, click on the course that is right for you.
Our goal is to provide you and your business with a platform to upskill, innovate, knowledge-share and succeed. Through workshops and one-to-one mentoring, we’ll help you build your brand, better position your products, better understand your market and improve your decision-making to achieve stability to allow you to defend and grow your market share.
No matter whether you’re a two-person start-up or a renowned, established brand we can offer you the expertise you need to give your business the competitive advantage.
Our in-depth training programmes will:
“I feel I have grown in confidence and business acumen from attending the course and feel better equipped to plan the next stage of our growth.” – Kim Cameron, Gin Bothy Ltd. (Seeding Growth Graduate)
“Will’s support with interpreting complex market data has been really helpful, without which I would not have been able to extract as much from the insights as I have done, this learning will also allow me to interpret future data, charts and insights.” – Karen Knowles, Bon Accord (Accelerating Growth Graduate)Apply Now
The Academy is applicable to food and drink producers or manufacturers based in Scotland, who have a trade ready product. No third-party consultants, sales representatives, agencies or supply chain operators (including logistics, wholesalers, foodservice and retailers). Full Terms & Conditions can be read here.