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Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration, we provide a range of specialist information, development and consultancy services to help businesses work together more effectively. #workingtogether we grow

What we do

Now more than ever, it’s vital for farmers and food and drink businesses to work together more effectively - all of SAOS’s work centres on facilitating this.


As a development organisation, owned by our members, we provide a range of specialist services not available elsewhere, to assist them in developing their people and their businesses. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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NEW! Coaching Skills for Managers

23 February 2023

Landmark Hotel, Dundee

Coaching Skills for Managers -  Thurs 23 Feb 2023, 10.00-15.30,

Led by Emma Koubayssi

Coaching is fast becoming an essential skill in workplaces that want to thrive. It’s an excellent way to support professional and personal development, it builds trust and creates a culture of collaboration and ownership. This one-day workshop will be deeply practical, participants will learn to adopt a coaching mindset as well as use a number of coaching frameworks and tools which they can apply in their co-op to empower their teams to become more self-reliant and confident and ultimately drive performance.
Emma is a vibrant, dynamic Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialed by the International Coaching Federation and also a qualified coach supervisor.

With over a decade of experience coaching professionals across the globe, Emma brings an international perspective into the room after living in Australia, Qatar, Spain and West Africa.

Places are booking up fast so do get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.

SAOS members - £200 + VAT, non-members £250 + VAT

Email emma.koubayssi@saos.coop to book