20th June 2018
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.