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The food and drink sector is a key growth sector in our local economy. Together with our partners we support existing food and drink businesses in our area as well as those who wish to start up in this sector. We provide advisory and financial support and work closely with many partner organisations outlined below to ensure that your business is given the best opportunity to prosper.

Key sector contacts

We are a member of and work closely with Scotland Food and Drink to support food and drink companies in our area. Key activities include raising awareness of South Lanarkshire producers and products through events, workshops and directories. If you already have a food and drink company or wish to start one up please contact our sector lead to discuss opportunities.
business.support@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
01698 455143

Connect Local
Free, advisory service for the local Scottish food and drink sector. It is delivered by a team of food and drink specialists and can advise on areas including finding new local markets, branding and marketing, maximising the impact of attending events, legislation and funding.

Supplier Development Programme (SDP)
The public sector is one of the largest buyers of food and drink produce in Scotland and SDP helps connect you to the right people and the right tendering opportunities for your business. It provides free advice and training to guide you through the public sector tendering process and ensures you are registered in the right places to secure new work.

Scotland Food and Drink
National organisation which aims to guide food and drink businesses of all sizes towards increased profitability. Key activities range from one to one advice through to workshops, events and marketing insights.

Business Gateway Lanarkshire offers free and independent advice to all new and existing businesses in Lanarkshire as well as those just thinking about starting a business. If you are looking for advice, market intelligence, support to improve your website, specialist one to one support or even a sounding board, Business Gateway Lanarkshire is happy to hear from you.