Partners & Sponsors
If you would like to find out about opportunities to sponsor the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards, please contact email@example.com for more information.
Opportunity North East
Opportunity North East (ONE) is the private sector's response to the long-term economic challenges facing North East Scotland. ONE has a unique role in accelerating growth and diversification activity in the region, increasing productivity and competitiveness. ONE is industry-led, privately funded, region-specific and focuses on action to achieve business growth and safeguard or create employment. With an investment commitment of £62 million over 10 years from The Wood Foundation, ONE catalyses partnership working and co-investment to leverage match funding from the private and public sectors to deliver transformational programmes and projects at pace. North East Scotland has a well-established reputation and excellent prospects across food, drink, agriculture and seafood based on its wide range of primary produce, new and established businesses, big name brands and international connections. Both ONE and Aberdeenshire Council recognise the potential of the sector to make an even greater contribution to the regional economy in the years ahead and the Awards form part of an ambitious growth agenda. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and drink is highlighted as a key sector in the Aberdeenshire Council Economic Development Strategy, which aims to create the conditions for sustainable economic growth, diversification and regeneration within Aberdeenshire and the wider region by attracting and supporting businesses. Contact: email@example.com
Dentons UK and Middle East LLP
As the world's largest law firm, Dentons prides itself on delivering quality and value to clients around the globe, and doing so from offices which are genuinely local to our clients. As part of our global team our local lawyers enjoy an unrivalled ability to support our clients with their global activities. This is particularly true in Aberdeen where many of our clients, both in the Food & Drink sector and beyond, have truly global businesses operating from the North East. We understand the challenges of running a business across international borders, and this is why we are delighted to sponsor this year's Export Business of the Year award. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.
Scotland Food and Drink
Scotland Food & Drink is once again proud to support the NES Food & Drink awards, which recognise the success of the regions vibrant food and drink industry. The partnership between Opportunity North East and Scotland Food & Drink extends beyond the awards, and has been further strengthened with the creation of a joint-funded Market Development Role specific to the North East of Scotland. The appointment of Gary McDonald was made in January 2017 with the aim to better connect the industry and market development work and leadership of Scotland Food & Drink, with the economic development of the Food & Drink sector in the North East of Scotland through Opportunity North East. Helping connect businesses to national initiatives and events, including meet the buyers such as Showcasing Scotland, capability building programme – including accreditation schemes such as BRC and SALSA, sector specific industry strategies and steering groups, leadership dinners, and peer to peer networking, the partnership between ONE and Scotland Food & Drink truly demonstrates the importance of regional and national collaboration. With the strategic aim to double Scotland’s food and drink industry value to £30bn by 2030, Scotland Food & Drink and ONE would be delighted to engage with food and drink businesses large and small to help businesses grow and thrive. Please contact Gary who would be delighted to meet with you to discuss how we can help your business. Gary.McDonald@opportunitynortheast.com