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.
Every year, SAOS undertakes a range of projects to help develop co-operation and collaboration across our members’ co-op businesses and the wider rural community.
The overall aim is to underpin the development of co-ops and contribute to growing co-operation and collaboration towards the following outcomes:
The work is funded by Scottish Government through Scotland Food & Drink’s Ambition 2030.
In the current year (2019/20) we have eight distinct projects, many of which are ongoing while some are new, such as the Co-op Innovation Service. Below are all the projects and the benefits to participating co-ops. Another of the benefits of participating is that member co-ops receive a number of free development days from SAOS.