About us

Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration, we work with food and farming businesses to make them more profitable, competitive, and sustainable - working together to shape the future, today. #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.

Events & Training

Developing staff capability is one of the most effective ways to improve a co-op’s performance. Check out our events and training programme - most of which are open to non co-op members too.


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.

What's New

See below for all the latest news, views and updates from us here at SAOS. Find all our latest videos on YouTube at: SAOS - working together in food and farming

What is our vision?

Our vision is simple:

"To drive positive change through collaboration."

The C2Network brings together a broad range of stakeholders to stimulate thinking, explore potential solutions and develop practical actions to benefit the rural sector.

Why participate in the C2Network?

To be part of an established network of around 60 co‑ops (and their ~25,000 farmer members) together with those who have a shared interest in developing the rural landscape.

To bring cross sector and innovative thinking to help address the emerging challenges for our sector.

C2Network News

IBioIC's Bioeconomy week is a great example of how cross-sector, innovative thinking can help to address challenges.

IBioIC Bioeconomy week

Join the C2Network/Get in touch

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Key contacts

Helen Glass

Helen Glass

Helen Glass

Head of Supply Chain Innovation

07795 050323 | helen.glass@saos.coop

Patricia Rojas Bonzi

Patricia Rojas Bonzi

Patricia Rojas Bonzi

Project Manager

07467 082625 | Patricia.Rojas@saos.coop