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May 13 2022

The Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation Grant Scheme

Categories: AgricultureFood & Drink

The next round of the annual Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation Grant Scheme (FPMC) is now open for applications. As one of a number of funding schemes which make up the Scottish Rural Development Programme, the FPMC provides £10.2 million of grant funding to businesses (or groups of businesses) within the Scottish food & drink sector more

Nov 16 2021

How can your food & drink businesses focus on sustainability?

Categories: Food & Drink

We attended Brodie’s Food and Drink Virtual Conference today and it was interesting to hear the speakers, along with everyone else following COP26, discussing sustainability in food & drink businesses. While there were many issues highlighted, the main one to consider is what can you do to appeal to this additional part of the market. more

Jul 2 2021

Is now the time to refinance?

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

The Bank of England base rate is at a historic low of 0.1% making debt as cheap as it has ever been, so the time might be right to review existing debt facilities. With lockdown restrictions continuing to ease, cash will be required to help get businesses back to pre-covid levels and therefore an opportunity more

May 28 2021

Two valuable tax reliefs critical to the food & drink sector

Categories: Food & Drink

Many in the food and drink sector could be missing out on valuable tax reliefs, which can be used to reinvest back into the business and ensure Scotland’s food and drink industry remains at the forefront of innovation, renowned for its high quality produce worldwide. R&D tax credits and capital allowances are just two examples more

May 12 2021

Supporting our clients, Growers Garden

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

Throughout the pandemic, we have worked hard to support our clients, offering our help and advice at every opportunity to ensure they can weather the storm and come back stronger. One such client is an innovative food manufacturing company that emerged out of East of Scotland Growers, a farmers’ cooperative whose desire was to reduce more

Mar 2 2021

The Regional Food Fund reopened for applications

Categories: COVID-19Food & Drink

The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership’s Regional Food Fund has reopened for applications. Supported by the Scottish Government, the latest round of funding has £100,000 available to help drive projects that celebrate locally sourced and produced food and drink across Scotland. Managed by Scotland Food & Drink, local projects can apply for grants of up to more

Feb 3 2021

Further funding announced to support the Scottish seafood sector

Categories: COVID-19Food & Drink

To further support fishermen, seafood businesses and ports and harbours that continue to be impacted by the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and the issues surrounding the EU exit, the Scottish Government have announced a new £7.75m funding package. The funding package aims to support the Scottish seafood industry who face ongoing losses due to COVID-19 hospitality more