About us

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.

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.

Membership

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

What's New

Latest news, views and updates from us here at SAOS.

How do we help?

We can provide the support to get you started with the innovation process in a number of ways. Through the Fit2Innovate work that SAOS is piloting this year, we want to demonstrate how new thinking and actions can help our co‑ops respond to opportunities and challenges in a more innovative way.

Why is innovation important?

According to our members, innovation is vital for many reasons but the essence of these boils down to ‘keeping ahead of the game’, staying ‘relevant, new and fresh’, and as a way to ‘future proof the business’.

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What does innovation look like?

Co‑operation and co‑ops are ideally placed to drive forward innovation and supply chain relationships that enable shared risk-taking and scalability, both amongst farmers and in their connections with supply chain customers.

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Key contacts

Find out how we can help you to innovate in your own business, get in touch.

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

Business Development Manager

07384 467802 | amanda.brown@saos.coop

Helen Glass

Helen Glass

Helen Glass

Business Development Manager

07795 050323 | helen.glass@saos.coop

George Noble

George Noble

George Noble

Project Manager

07894 414512 | george.noble@saos.coop