About us

Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration, we provide a range of specialist information and development 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.

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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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Our Objectives

Our team of experts has a wide range of knowledge across the whole supply chain. We work in partnership with business and organisations to identify and deliver practical solutions.

Here are some of the areas where the SAOS team provides support:

  • expert advice on developing resilient and sustainable market-driven supply chains
  • innovative growth strategy development for individual food and drink sectors
  • identification of practical opportunities to improve efficiency, reduce waste and develop more flexible and responsive supply chain production and process efficiencies
  • collaboration as a business strategy for addressing consumer and sustainability challenges
  • considerable research capability and application of in-depth sector-specific data, market insights, and technology expertise
  • creation of scale and logistical solutions to access markets profitably


Please get in touch to see how we can help you.